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Eleven from SEC named to Bowerman Watch List

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 7, 2021)-----Eleven Southeastern Conference track and field student-athletes have been named to the Bowerman Watch List, it was announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Seven SEC female student-athletes were named to the watch list: Alabama's Mercy Chelangat and Tamara Clark, Texas A&M's Tyra Gittens and Athing Mu, LSU's Tonea Marshall, Georgia's Marie-Therese Obst and Kentucky's Abby Steiner. Four SEC male athletes were named to the watch list: LSU's JuVaughn Harrison, Terrance Laird and Noah Williams, and Georgia's Karel Tilga. Ten male athletes and 10 female athletes nationwide were named to the Bowerman 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.

Four other SEC student-athletes were among those receiving votes.

Women's Watch List -- May 5 (Early May Release)

* watch list career debuts

  • *Mercy Chelangat, Alabama (Distance)
  • Tamara Clark, Alabama (Sprints)
  • Tara Davis, Texas (Jumps/Hurdles)
  • Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M (Combined Events)
  • Tonea Marshall, LSU (Hurdles)
  • Athing Mu, Texas A&M (Sprints/Mid-Distance)
  • *Marie-Therese Obst, Georgia (Javelin)
  • Abby Steiner, Kentucky (Sprints)
  • Twanisha Terry, Southern California (Sprints)
  • Ruth Usoro, Texas Tech (Jumps)

Also receiving votes

  • Sage Hurta, Colorado (Mid-Distance)
  • Aaliyah Miller, Baylor (Mid-Distance)
  • Kemba Nelson, Oregon (Sprints)
  • Camryn Rogers, California (Throws)
  • Courtney Wayment, BYU (Mid-Distance/Distance)

Men's Watch List -- May 6 (Early May Release)

  • Trey Cunningham, Florida State (Hurdles)
  • JuVaughn Harrison, LSU (Jumps)
  • Cole Hocker, Oregon (Distance)
  • Charlie Hunter, Oregon (Mid-Distance)
  • Terrance Laird, LSU (Sprints)
  • KC Lightfoot, Baylor (Pole Vault)
  • Cooper Teare, Oregon (Distance)
  • Karel Tilga, Georgia (Combined Events)
  • Turner Washington, Arizona State (Throws)
  • Noah Williams, LSU (Sprints)

Also receiving votes

  • Matthew Boling, Georgia (Sprints/Jumps)
  • Devin Dixon, Texas A&M (Mid-Distance/Relays)
  • Gleb Dudarev, Kansas (Throws)
  • Emmanuel Ihemeje, Oregon (Jumps)
  • Eliud Kipsang, Alabama (Mid-Distance)
  • Thomas Mardal, Florida (Throws)
  • Jo'Vaughn Martin, Florida State (Sprints)
  • Micah Williams, Oregon (Sprints)