The Official Bowerman Men’s Watch List Updated

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 Men’s Watch Committee.  Texas A&M’s Tabarie Henry was added to the group of 10 on the official watch list from what was originally listed in the preseason.

The 10 men on the current official watch list have accomplished five collegiate-leading marks thus far this season. In addition, the group has claimed two world-leading marks, two American-leading marks, and a collegiate record.

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 MEN

(in alphabetical order)

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

EVENTS

Jeshua Anderson

JR

Washington State

Hurdles

Ronnie Ash

JR

Oklahoma

Hurdles

Sam Chelanga

RS JR

Liberty

Distance

Will Claye

SO

Oklahoma

Jumps

Jason Colwick

SR

Rice

Pole Vault

Ashton Eaton

SR

Oregon

Combined Events

German Fernandez

SO

Oklahoma State

Distance

Tabarie Henry

JR

Texas A&M

Sprints

Andrew Wheating

SR

Oregon

Distance

Ryan Whiting

SR

Arizona State

Throws

 

Also Receiving Mention

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

EVENTS

Charles Clark

SR

Florida State

Sprints

Ricky Flynn

SR

Lynchburg

Distance

Ramon Gittens

JR

St. Augustine’s

Sprints

Trindon Holliday

SR (ind.)

LSU

Sprints

Ngonidzashe Makusha

JR

Florida State

Jumps

Ramon Sparks

JR

Abilene Christian

Jumps

 

BOWERMAN WATCH LIST PROFILES

Jeshua Anderson, Jr., Washington State,
Hurdles, Woodland Hills, Calif., Taft HS

Anderson, the 400-meter hurdle standout in the outdoor season, has put together a solid start to the 2010 indoor campaign and has tallied a season best of 8.04 in the short-distance hurdles.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
60mH Jan 16 8.08
p
WaSt Open Pullman, Wash.
Jan 16 8.10
1
WaSt Open Pullman, Wash.
Jan 23 8.04
p
SB Cougar Inv Pullman, Wash.
Jan 23 8.08
2
Cougar Inv Pullman, Wash.
400m Jan 30 47.83
7
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas

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


Ronnie Ash, Jr., Oklahoma,
Hurdles, Raleigh, N.C., Knightdale HS/Bethune-Cookman

Ash ranks No. 5 on the NCAA indoor list in the 60-meter hurdles with his 7.74 season best from the past weekend at the New Balance Invitational in New York.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
60mH Jan 23 7.82
p
Razorback Fayetteville, Ark.
Jan 23 7.87
2
Razorback Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb 5 7.81
p
New Bal New York, N.Y.
Feb 5 7.74
3
SB New Bal New York, N.Y.

Upcoming Oklahoma meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Weekend of February 20: host SoonerOpen II (Norman, Okla.)
Weekend of February 27: at Big 12 Championships (Ames, Iowa)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend


Sam Chelanga, RS Jr., Liberty,
Distance, Nairobi, Kenya, Bartolimo HS/Fairleigh Dickinson

Chelanga has a quiet start the 2010 season, only having recorded one time in an open event. Chelanga has also competed as part of his team’s 4×800-meter relay.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
Mile Jan 22 4:07.15
1
PB Hokie Inv Blacksburg, Va.

Upcoming Liberty meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Weekend of February 20: idle
Weekend of February 27: at Big South Championships (Clemson, S.C.)
Weekend of March 6: at ECAC/IC4A Championships (Boston, Mass.)


Will Claye, So., Oklahoma,
Jumps, Phoenix, Ariz., Mountain Pointe HS

Claye started his season last weekend in New York and is expected to compete this weekend at Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
TJ Feb 6 15.16m 49-9 13 SB New Bal New York, N.Y.

Upcoming Oklahoma meets:
Weekend of January 16: at Texas A&M Invitational (College Station, Texas)
Weekend of January 23: at Arkansas’ Razorback Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Weekend of January 30: hosts J.D. Martin Invitational (Norman, Okla.)
Weekend of February 6: at New Balance Collegiate Invitational (New York, N.Y.)


Jason Colwick, Sr., Rice,
Pole Vault, San Marcos, Texas, San Marcos HS

Colwick is the current collegiate leader in the men’s pole vault, having cleared 18-7¼ (5.67m) last weekend at Nebraska’s Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. Colwick added a centimeter to the 18-6¾ (5.66m) mark posted by former leader, Washington’s Scott Roth, at the beginning of the season. Colwick and Roth are also the current 1-2 on the American leader board in 2010.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
PV Jan 15 5.62m 18-5¼
1
Hilton Houston, Texas
Feb 6 5.67m 18-7¼
1
AmL, CL, iPB, SB Sevigne Lincoln, Neb.

Upcoming Rice meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Texas A&M Challenge (College Station, Texas)
Weekend of February 20: idle
Weekend of February 27: at Conference USA Championships (Houston, Texas)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend


Ashton Eaton, Sr., Oregon,
Combined Events, Bend, Ore., Mountain View HS

Eaton topped the collegiate record in the heptathlon two weekends ago at Texas A&M with a 6,256-point performance over two days and seven events. Eaton is currently the American leader and only trails Russia’s Aleksey Drozdov (6,300) for the 2010 world lead.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
HEPT Jan 28-29 6,256
1
CR, CL, AmL TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
( 6.78 – 7.66m [25-1¾] – 12.56m [41-2½] – 2.07m [6-9½] / 7.86 – 4.96m [16-3¼] – 2:38.02 )
60m Jan 28 6.78
H
PB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
LJ Jan 28 7.66m 25-1¾
H
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
SP Jan 28 12.56m 41-2½
H
PB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
HJ Jan 28 2.07m 6-9½
H
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
60mH Jan 28 7.86
H
PB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
PV Jan 29 4.96m 16-3¼
H
SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
1000m Jan 29 2:38.02
H
PB 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


German Fernandez, So., Oklahoma State,
Distance, Riverbank, Calif., Riverback HS

Fernandez has yet to start the 2010 season, but expect some racing by Fernandez at either this weekend’s Tyson Invitational in Arkansas and/or at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in two weeks at Ames, Iowa.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
no performances in 2010 indoor season

Upcoming Oklahoma State meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Weekend of February 20: at Sooner Open II (Norman, Okla.)
Weekend of February 27: at Big 12 Championships (Ames, Iowa)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend


Tabarie Henry, Jr., Texas A&M,
Sprints, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hallandale HS

January was undoubtedly Tabarie Henry’s month. On the 30th, Henry claimed a world-leading 45.81 clocking in the 400 meters, topping teammate Demetrius Pinder’s 46.01 from two weeks prior. On the same day, Henry, along with three other Aggies clocked a world-leading and collegiate-leading time of 3:04.86 in the 4×400-meter relay.

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
200m Jan 16 21.13
1
SB TAMU Inv College Station, Texas
400m Jan 30 45.81
1
WL, NR (ISV), CL TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
4×400 Jan 23 3:05.92 anchor
1
vs Texas College Station, Texas
Jan 30 3:04.86 3rd leg
1
WL, CL, SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
Feb 6 3:07.92 anchor
1
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


Andrew Wheating, Sr., Oregon,
Distance, Norwich, Vt., Kimball Union Academy

Wheating has yet to begin the 2010 season, but look for performances at this weekend’s Husky Classic and the  MSPF Championships in two weeks, both held in Seattle.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
no performances in 2010 indoor season

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


Ryan Whiting, Sr., Arizona State,
Throws, Harrisburg, Pa., Central Dauphin HS

Whiting is the current collegiate leader in the shot put, having thrown for 69-8¼ (21.24m) at the New Mexico Classic last weekend. Whiting is currently No. 3 in the world standings for the 2010 and is the second-best performer in America thus far this season, trailing only Christian Cantwell’s best mark of the season of 72-¼ (21.95m).

Event Date Mark  
Place
Notes Meet Location
SP Jan 30 20.57mA 67-6 1 Mountain T’s Flagstaff, Ariz.
Feb 6 21.24mA 69-8¼ 1 CL, SB NewMex Cl. Albuquerque, N.M.
WT Jan 30 18.94mA 62-1¾ 3 PB Mountain T’s Flagstaff, Ariz.

Upcoming Arizona State meets:
Weekend of February 13: at Iowa State Classic (Ames, Iowa)
Weekend of February 20: host Diablo Relays (Tempe, Ariz.) – OUTDOOR meet
Weekend of February 27: at MPSF Championships (Seattle, Wash.)
Weekend of March 6: last chance weekend