Six Names Added to The Bowerman Women’s Official Watch List

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 9, 2010   

The Bowerman logoNEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the first update of the 2010 indoor season to the official watch list for The Bowerman as selected by The Bowerman Women’s Watch Committee.  The 10 currently on the female version of the watch list includes six new names from the 10 listed in the preseason.

The 10 listed represent 11 collegiate leading marks from the 2010 season, one current world and American leader, and three national records.

The Bowerman Advisory Board appointed four of its members to comprise The Bowerman Men’s Watch Committee and another four of its members to make up The Bowerman Women’s Watch Committee. The committee will release its next update on Tuesday, March 2, 10 days before the start of the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The three men and three women finalists will be named on June 15.

For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the recently-debuted trophy, and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org. Keep up with Bowerman candidates on the USTFCCCA’s weekly results page (http://www.ustfccca.org/weekly-results) and by following the organization’s twitter feed twitter.com/TheBowerman.

THE BOWERMAN OFFICIAL WATCH LIST, 2010 WOMEN

(in alphabetical order)

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

EVENTS

Jessica Beard

JR

Texas A&M

Sprints

Queen Harrison

SR

Virginia Tech

Hurdles

Amber Kaufman

SR

Hawaii

Jumps

Mariam Kevkhisvili

SR

Florida

Throws

Porscha Lucas

SR

Texas A&M

Sprints

Liz Patterson

SR

Arizona

High Jump

Shara Proctor

SR

Florida

Jumps

Shelia Reid

JR

Villanova

Distance

Alicia Rue

SR

Minnesota

Pole Vault

Brianne Theisen

JR

Oregon

Combined Events

 

Also Receiving Mention

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

EVENTS

Joanna Atkins

JR

Auburn

Sprints

Angela Bizzarri

SR

Illinois

Distance

Marie Borner

SR

Bethel (Minn.)

Distance

Kristi Castlin

SR

Virginia Tech

Hurdles

Lacey Cramer

SO

BYU

Mid-Distance

Semoy Hackett

SO

Lincoln (Mo.)

Sprints

Kylie Hutson

SR

Indiana State

Pole Vault

Brenda Martinez

SR

UC Riverside

Mid-Distance

Francena McCorory

JR

Hampton

Sprints

Kim Williams

JR

Florida State

Jumps

 

BOWERMAN WATCH LIST PROFILES

Jessica Beard, Jr., Texas A&M,
Sprints, Euclid, Ohio, Euclid HS

Beard clocked a collegiate-leading 52.27 over 400 meters in Texas A&M’s dual meet versus Texas on January 23.The time also ranks Beard second in the U.S.  this year (Allyson Felix, 52.05A) and No. 7 in the world in the event.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
60m Jan 30 7.56
q
PB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
200m Jan 16 23.45
2
TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
Jan 30 23.34
1
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
400m Jan 23 52.27
1
CL, SB vs Texas College Station, Texas
Feb 5 52.60
1
New Bal New York, N.Y.
4×400 Dec 12 3:42.83 2nd leg
1
Reveille Inv College Station, Texas
Jan 23 3:35.60 anchor
2
SB vs Texas College Station, Texas
Feb 6 3:36.38 anchor
3
New Bal New York, N.Y.

Upcoming Texas A&M meets:
Weekend of February 13: host Texas A&M Challenge (College Station, Texas)
Weekend of February 20: idle
Weekend of February 27: at Big 12 Championships (Ames, Iowa)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend


Queen Harrison, Sr., Virginia Tech,
Hurdles, Richmond, Va., Hermitage HS

Harrison is the collegiate leader in the 60-meter hurdles, having clocked a 7.96 for a personal best at last weekend’s Virginia Tech Elite meet in Blacksburg. The time also makes her the third best American performer this year and No. 6 in the World.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
60mH Jan 22 8.04
1
Hokie Inv Blacksburg, Va.
Jan 29 8.08
s
Penn State Inv State College, Pa.
Jan 29 8.10
1
Penn State Inv State College, Pa.
Feb 5 7.96
1
CL, PB VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.
400m Jan 23 53.64
2
Hokie Inv Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 6 53.54
1
SB VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.

Upcoming Virginia Tech meets:
Weekend of February 13: idle
Weekend of February 20: host Virginia Tech Challenge (Blacksburg, Va.)
Weekend of February 27: host ACC Indoor Championships (Blacksburg, Va.)
Weekend of March 6: host Virginia Tech Last Chance (Blacksburg, Va.)


Amber Kaufman, Sr., Hawaii,
Jumps, San Jose, Calif., Branham HS

Kaufman is currently tied with fellow watch-lister Liz Patterson from the collegiate lead in the high jump. Kaufman claimed a leap of 6-3¼ (1.91m) , at altitude, at New Mexico’s Lobo Challenge two weeks ago.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
HJ Jan 16 1.87m 6-1½
1
UW Preview Seattle, Wash.
Jan 29 1.91mA 6-3¼
1
=CL, PB Lobo Chal Albuquerque, N.M.

Upcoming Hawaii meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Washington’s Husky Classic (Seattle, Wash.)
Weekend of February 20: host Terry Albritton Invitational (Honolulu, Hawaii) – OUTDOOR meet
Weekend of February 27: at WAC Indoor Championships (Boise, Idaho)
Weekend of March 6: at Washington Last Chance (Seattle, Wash.)


Mariam Kevkhisvili, Sr., Florida,
Throws, Tbilisi, Georgia, Varketili Secondary

Kevkhisvili has the collegiate lead in the women’s shot put from her 60-10¾ (18.56m) performance this past weekend at Virginia Tech. The distance is also a national record for her home country of the Republic of Georgia and places her No. 3 in the World this year.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
SP Jan 16 18.47m 60-7¼
1
NR (GEO) UK Inv Lexington, Ky.
Jan 30 18.19m 59-8¼
1
TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
Feb 6 18.56m 60-10¾
1
NR (GEO), CL, PB VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.

Upcoming Florida meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Iowa State Classic (Ames, Iowa)
Weekend of February 20: idle
Weekend of February 27: at SEC Indoor Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend


Porscha Lucas, Sr., Texas A&M,
Sprints, Plano, Texas, Plano HS

Lucas claimed a trifecta with a world-leading, American-leading, and collegiate-leading 23.06 clocking at 200 meters in mid-January. Lucas’ 23.21 a week later is also the second best performance in the world to this point in the season.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
200m Jan 16 23.06 1 WL, AmL, CL, SB TAMU Inv College Station, Texas
Jan 23 23.21 1 vs Texas College Station, Texas
Feb 6 23.51 2 New Bal New York, N.Y.
60m Dec 12 7.33 1 SB Reveille Inv College Station, Texas
Jan 23 7.38 2 vs Texas College Station, Texas
Jan 30 7.41 5 TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
Feb 5 7.39 q New Bal New York, N.Y.
Feb 6 7.45 5 New Bal New York, N.Y.
4×400 Dec 12 3:43.15 3rd leg 2 Reveille Inv College Station, Texas
Jan 23 3:35.60 3rd leg 2 SB vs Texas College Station, Texas

Upcoming Texas A&M meets:
Weekend of February 13: host Texas A&M Challenge (College Station, Texas)
Weekend of February 20: idle
Weekend of February 27: at Big 12 Championships (Ames, Iowa)
Weekend of March 6: idle


Liz Patterson, Sr., Arizona,
High Jump, Rowlett, Texas, North Garland HS

Patterson and Hawaii’s Kaufman have both leapt to a collegiate-leading 6-3¼ (1.91m) in the high jump this season. Patterson’s mark, made in Flagstaff, Ariz., was also at altitude.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
HJ Jan 16 1.91mA 6-3¼
1
=CL, SB Lumberjack Flagstaff, Ariz.
Jan 30 1.88m 6-2
1
NewMex Inv Albuquerque, N.M.

Upcoming Arizona meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Washington’s Husky Classic (Seattle, Wash.)
Weekend of February 20: at Northern Arizona Tune-Up (Flagstaff, Ariz.)
Weekend of February 27: at MPSF Championships (Seattle, Wash.)
Weekend of March 6: host Arizona Open (Tucson, Ariz.)  – OUTDOOR meet


Shara Proctor, Sr., Florida,
Jumps, The Valley, Anguilla, Albena Lake Hodge Comp.

Proctor has the collegiate-best marks of the season in both the long jump and triple jump. Proctor also claimed national records for her home country of Anguilla, an island nation in the Lesser Antillies of the Caribbean. Her personal best in the long jump of 21-10¾ (6.67m) ranks her No.6 in the world this year.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
LJ Jan 30 6.60m 21-8 1 NR (AIA) TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
Feb 5 6.67m 21-10¾ 1 NR (AIA), CL, PB VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.
TJ Feb 6 13.88m 45-6½ 1 NR (AIA), CL, PB VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.

Upcoming Florida meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Arkansas’ Tyson Invite (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Weekend of February 20: idle
Weekend of February 27: at SEC Indoor Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend


Shelia Reid, Jr., Villanova,
Distance, Newmarket, Ontario, Sacred Heart Catholic

Reid captured a collegiate-leading mark of 9:04.85 in the 3000-meter run two weekends ago in New York City. The DMR in which she anchored is currently ranked second on the NCAA descending-order lists.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
3000m Jan 30 9:04.85 1 CL, PB NYRR SatN I New York, N.Y.
1000m Jan 16 2:44.39 1 PB NYRR SatN II New York, N.Y.
DMR Feb 6 11:02.83 anchor 1 PB New Bal New York, N.Y.

Upcoming Villanova meets:
Weekend of February 13: idle
Weekend of February 20: at BIG EAST Championships (New York, N.Y.)
Weekend of February 27: idle
Weekend of March 6: at ECAC/IC4A Championships (Boston, Mass.)


Alicia Rue, Sr., Minnesota,
Pole Vault, Plymouth, Minn., Armstrong HS

Rue holds the collegiate lead in the pole vault with a 14-4½ (4.38m) clearance from three weeks ago. Rue is currently holds the No.6 position on the 2010 U.S. indoor list.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
PV Jan 9 4.25m 13-11¼ 1 NW Open Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan 16 4.31m 14-1¾ 1 Minn Open Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan 22 4.38m 14-4½ 1 CL, PB Johnson Cl Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb 6 4.15m 13-7¼ 2 Meyo Cl South Bend, Ind.

Upcoming Minnesota meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Iowa State Classic (Ames, Iowa)
Weekend of February 20: host Parents’ Day Invitational (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Weekend of February 27: at Big Ten Indoor Championships (State College, Pa.)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend


Brianne Theisen, Jr., Oregon,
Combined Events, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Humboldt Collegiate Institute

Theisen is the collegiate leader in the pentathlon, having scored 4,198 points at the Texas A&M Challenge two weekends ago. Among the pentathlon’s five events, Theisen’s lone personal best of the season has come in the shot put. Theisen is the Canadian-leader in the pentathlon as well.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
PENT Jan 29 4,198
1
CL, SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
(8.63 – 1.79m [5-10½] – 12.19m [40-0] – 5.62m [18-5¼] – 2:19.24)
60mH Jan 29 8.63
P
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
HJ Jan 29 1.79m 5-10½
P
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
SP Jan 16 12.35m 40-6¼
PB UW Preview Seattle, Wash.
LJ Jan 29 5.62m 18-5¼
P
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
800m Jan 29 2:19.24
P
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas

Upcoming Oregon meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Washington’s Husky Classic (Seattle, Wash.)
Weekend of February 20: idle
Weekend of February 27: at MPSF Championships (Seattle, Wash.)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend