Rogers Named To The Bowerman Post-Conference Championships Watch List
NEW ORLEANS – Camryn Rogers was named to The Bowerman 2021 Post-Conference Championships Watch List, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Wednesday.
It's the first time in California track & field history, man or woman, that a Golden Bear has been named to The Bowerman Watch List. Rogers is the only thrower on the current women's watch list and is one of three athletes from the Pac-12, along with USC's Twanisha (TeeTee) Terry and Anna Cockrell.
Rogers, from Richmond, British Columbia, currently leads the NCAA in the women's hammer throw, boasting a personal best mark of 73.09 meters (239-9) to pass the Olympic standard which she set on April, 17 at the West Coast Classic in Eugene, Oregon.
The junior is coming off a second straight conference title in the hammer throw last weekend, posting a top throw of 72.22 meters (236-11) to win the competition by more than 10 feet. The defending NCAA champion in the event, Rogers has won every time she has stepped into the hammer throw ring since early in the 2019 season.
The school record holder in the women's hammer throw, Rogers first set the new top mark in Cal history of 65.28 meters (214-2) at the Big Meet on April 7, 2018, passing Jennifer Joyce's previous mark of 65.22 meters (214-0). Rogers has since broken her own school record mark eight times, including twice this season.
Earning several accolades this season, Rogers was named the USTFCCCA National NCAA Division I Women's Athlete of the Week on April 6 after returning to competition with a new personal best at the Stanford Invitational and earned Pac-12 Women's Field Athlete of the Week twice, on April 6 and April 21.
Rogers is set to continue her quest to defend the hammer throw national title at the NCAA West Regional, May 26-29 in College Station, Texas.
The Bowerman Post-Conference Championships Women's Watch List:
Mercy Chelangat, Alabama (Distance)
Tamara Clark, Alabama (Sprints)
Anna Cockrell, Southern California (Sprints/Hurdles)
Tara Davis, Texas (Jumps/Hurdles)
Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M (Combined Events)
Tonea Marshall, LSU (Hurdles)
Athing Mu, Texas A&M (Sprints/Mid-Distance)
Camryn Rogers, California (Throws)
Twanisha Terry, Southern California (Sprints)
Ruth Usoro, Texas Tech (Jumps)