BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Athletes from the Southeastern Conference comprise half of the latest men’s watch list for The Bowerman, the highest honor in collegiate track and field, which was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track and field athletes in the nation.
The most recent watch list for The Bowerman includes Florida’s Marquis Dendy, Arkansas’ Andrew Irwin, Arkansas’ Kevin Lazas, Florida’s Eddie Lovett and Texas A&M’s Ameer Webb. Additionally, Auburn’s Harry Adams and Mississippi State’s D’Angelo Cherry are also receiving mention.
With the inclusion of Lovett, Florida has now put seven different student-athletes on the Watch List – most of any program all time. Arkansas and Texas A&M are next at four apiece.
The SEC is well-represented with half of the Watch List hailing from that conference. The Big 12, with two, is the only other conference with multiple Watch Listers.
Bill Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’s predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies.
For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.
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2013 Men’s Bowerman Watch List (March 13, 2013)
Marquis Dendy, Florida
Derek Drouin, Indiana
Tim Glover, Illinois State
Andrew Irwin, Arkansas
Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech
Erik Kynard, Kansas State
Lawi Lalang, Arizona
Kevin Lazas, Arkansas
Eddie Lovett, Florida
Ameer Webb, Texas A&M
Also Receiving Mention
Harry Adams, Auburn
Mike Berry, Oregon
D’Angelo Cherry, Mississippi State
Jordan Clarke, Arizona State
Alexander Ziegler, Virginia Tech