BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 11, 2021)-----Three Southeastern Conference track and field student-athletes have been named to the initial 2021 men's Bowerman Watch List, it was announced Thursday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The three SEC male athletes on the watch list are Georgia's Matthew Boling, Texas A&M's Devin Dixon and LSU's JuVaughn Harrison. In addition, two SEC student-athletes were listed among those also receiving votes.
It was announced Wednesday that four SEC female athletes were named to the preseason watch list: Texas A&'s Tyra Gittens, Georgia's Anna Hall, LSU's Tonea Marshall and Texas A&M's Athing Mu. Ten male athletes and 10 female athletes were named to the Bowerman Preseason Watch List.
The Bowerman is the highest honor bestowed to collegiate track and field's most outstanding athletes of the year. An SEC male athlete has won the Bowerman in five of the last six years in which the award was presented: Texas A&M's Deon Lendore in 2014, Florida's Marquis Dendy in 2015, Arkansas' Jarrion Lawson in 2016, Tennessee's Christian Coleman in 2017 and Florida's Grant Holloway in 2019.
The Bowerman Watch List, 2021 Men
Initial Watch List (Feb. 11)
Matthew Boling, Georgia
Trey Cunningham, Florida State
Devin Dixon, Texas A&M
Gleb Dudarev, Kansas
JuVaughn Harrison, LSU
Takieddine Hedeilli, Texas Tech
Charlie Hunter, Oregon
KC Lightfoot, Baylor
Tripp Piperi, Texas
Cooper Teare, Oregon
Also receiving votes (SEC athletes listed): Bryce Deadmon, Texas A&M; Johannes Erm, Georgia