Lisa Koll, Phoebe Wright Added to The Bowerman Watch List for First Time

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 3, 2010   

The Bowerman logoNEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday the second update of the official watch list for The Bowerman as selected by The Bowerman Women’s Watch Committee.  Joining the watch list for the first time is Iowa State’s Lisa Koll and Tennessee’s Phoebe Wright.

The 10 listed represent eight collegiate-leading marks from the 2010 season 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, following the NCAA Indoor Championships, on Wednesday, March 17.

The three men and three women finalists will be named on July 13.

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

(updated March 3, 2010, listed in alphabetical order)

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

EVENTS

Jessica Beard JR Texas A&M Sprints
Queen Harrison SR Virginia Tech Hurdles
Kylie Hutson SR Indiana State Pole Vault
Mariam Kevkhisvili SR Florida Throws
Lisa Koll SR Iowa State Distance
Porscha Lucas SR Texas A&M Sprints
Shara Proctor SR Florida Jumps
Brianne Theisen JR Oregon Combined Events
Kim Williams JR Florida State Jumps
Phoebe Wright SR Tennessee Mid-Distance

 

Also Receiving Mention

NAME YEAR SCHOOL EVENTS
Joanna Atkins JR Auburn Sprints
Angela Bizzarri SR Illinois Distance
Marie Borner SR Bethel (Minn.) Distance
Charlotte Browning JR/SR Florida Distance
Kristi Castlin SR Virginia Tech Hurdles
Lacey Cramer SO BYU Mid-Distance
Shaniqua Ferguson JR Auburn Sprints
Semoy Hackett SO Lincoln (Mo.) Sprints
Jordan Hasay FR Oregon Distance
Amber Kaufman SR Hawaii Jumps
Brenda Martinez SR UC Riverside Mid-Distance
Gabby Mayo JR Texas A&M Sprints/Hurdles
Francena McCorory JR Hampton Sprints
Blessing Okagbare SR UTEP Jumps
Liz Patterson SR Arizona High Jump
Barbara Pierre SR Saint Augustine’s Sprints
Jessica Pixler SR Seattle Pacific Distance
Shelia Reid JR Villanova Distance
Alicia Rue SR Minnesota Pole Vault
April Sinkler RS SO Clemson Combined Events

 

BOWERMAN WATCH LIST PROFILES

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

Beard clocked an all-conditions collegiate-leading 51.15 over 400 meters in winning the Big 12 title in the event for the third-straight year … the 51.15 is the fastest time ever by an American on an oversized track and the seventh-best in the World … Beard scored 20½ at the Big 12 Championships, which also included a second-place showing in the 200m and as anchor of the Big 12 Champ 4×400 team, helping the Aggies to their fourth-straight conference title … The 23.18, 200m clocking from the Big 12 meet places her No. 5 in the NCAA … 4×400-meter relay team is ranked No. 2 in the NCAA.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
60m Jan 30 7.56 q PB TAMU Chal I College Station, Texas
200m Jan 16 23.45 2 TAMU Chal I College Station, Texas
Jan 30 23.34 1 TAMU Chal I College Station, Texas
Feb 26 23.47 OT q Big 12 Ames, Iowa
Feb 27 23.18 OT 2 PB Big 12 Ames, Iowa
400m Jan 23 52.27 1 vs Texas College Station, Texas
Feb 5 52.81 q New Bal New York, N.Y.
Feb 6 52.60 1 New Bal New York, N.Y.
Feb 26 53.24 OT q Big 12 Ames, Iowa
Feb 27 51.15 OT 1 CL (AC), PB Big 12 Ames, Iowa
4×400 Dec 12 3:42.83 2nd leg 1 Reveille Inv College Station, Texas
Jan 23 3:35.60 anchor 2 vs Texas College Station, Texas
Feb 6 3:36.38 anchor 3 New Bal New York, N.Y.
Feb 13 3:35.00 anchor 1 (51.52 split) TAM Chal II College Station, Texas
Feb 27 3:33.20 OT anchor 1 SB Big 12 Ames, Iowa

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

Harrison is the collegiate leader in the 60-meter hurdles, having clocked a 7.94 for a personal best and conference crown at last weekend’s ACC Championships … The 7.94 also places Harrison among the top 10 in the world in 2010 and ranks among the collegiate all-time top-10 … Harrison was a double winner at the ACCs, capturing victory in the 400 meters with a personal-best 53.06 time, which ranks No. 9 in the NCAA this season.

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 VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 26 7.99 q ACC Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 27 7.94 1 CL, PB ACC Blacksburg, Va.
400m Jan 23 53.64 2 Hokie Inv Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 6 53.54 1 VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 26 54.52 q ACC Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 27 53.06 1 PB ACC Blacksburg, Va.
4×400 Feb 6 3:39.81 lead-off 2 (54.33 split) VT Elite Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 20 3:38.96 lead-off 1 (53.86 split), SB VT Chal Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 27 3:39.69 lead-off 2 (53.89 split) ACC Blacksburg, Va.

Kylie Hutson, Sr., Indiana State,
Pole Vault, Terre Haute, Ind., Terre Haute North HS

Hutson leaped to a collegiate-leading clearance of 14-8¼ (4.48m) to become the first Missouri Valley pole vaulter to win four-straight conference crowns in the event … Hutson is now No. 5 on the all-time indoor collegiate list with the vault … Hutson is undefeated in the event this season, and has cleared more than 14 feet on four occasions.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
PV Dec 11 4.15m 13-7¼ 1 Early Bird Charleston, Ill.
Jan 23 4.25m 13-11¼ 1 Edmonds Cup West Lafayette, Ind.
Jan 30 4.25m 13-11¼ 1 Wisc Elite Madison, Wis.
Feb 6 4.30m 14-1¼ 1 DePauw Tiger Greencastle, Ind.
Feb 12 4.40m 14-5¼ 1 IowaSt Cl Ames, Iowa
Feb 19 4.42m 14-6 1 EIU Fri Night Charleston, Ill.
Feb 28 4.48m 14-8¼ 1 CL, PB Mtn West Cedar Falls, Iowa

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

Kevkhisvili has the collegiate lead in the women’s shot put from a 60-10¾ (18.56m) performance at Virginia Tech from February … The distance is also a national record for her home country of the Republic of Georgia and ties her as the third-best performer all-time in the collegiate ranks … The Gator is undefeated this season and has won 12 competitions in a row, dating back to 2008 … At the SEC Championships, Kevkhisvili broke her own SEC meet record in winning the conference crown for the second-straight 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.
Feb 13 18.28m 59-11¾ 1 IowaSt Cl Ames, Iowa
Feb 27 18.09m 59-4¼ 1 SEC  Fayetteville, Ark.

Lisa Koll, Sr., Iowa State,
Distance, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Fort Dodge HS

Koll claimed double Big 12 Championship titles and double collegiate-leading marks last weekend in Ames … Combining times on 200 meter and oversized tracks, Koll would be the fifth-best collegiate performer all-time in the 5000m and sixth-best all-time in the 3000m from times recorded at the Big 12 meet.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
Mile Jan 30 4:41.37 OT 1 PB Bergan Inv Ames, Iowa
3000m Jan 23 9:16.33 OT 1 IowaSt Open Ames, Iowa
Feb 27 8:56.09 OT 1 CL (AC), PB Big 12 Ames, Iowa
5000m Feb 13 15:29.65 OT 1 CL (AC) IowaSt Cl Ames, Iowa

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

Lucas won her third-straight Big 12 title at 200 meters with a 23.12 clocking last weekend … Her 23.06 clocking from January ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this season.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
200m Jan 16 23.06 1 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.
Feb 26 23.38 OT p Big 12 Ames, Iowa
Feb 27 23.12 OT 1 Big 12 Ames, Iowa
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 I 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.
Feb 13 7.40 3 TAMU Chal II College Station, Texas
Feb 26 7.42 q Big 12 Ames, Iowa
Feb 27 7.43 6 Big 12 Ames, Iowa
4×400 Dec 12 3:43.15 3rd leg 2 Reveille Inv College Station, Texas
Jan 23 3:35.60 3rd leg 2 vs Texas College Station, Texas
Feb 13 3:35.00 2nd leg 1 (55.28 split), SB TAMU Chal II College Station, Texas

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

Proctor claimed national records for her home country of Anguilla, an island nation in the Lesser Antillies of the Caribbean … Proctor claimed Florida’s first indoor long jump SEC title since 1997 with a 21-2¾ (6.47m) performance … Proctor is currently ranked No. 2 in the NCAA with both the long jump and the triple jump.

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), PB VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 12 6.51m 21-4¼ 3 Tyson Inv Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb 27 6.47m 21-2¾ 1 SEC Fayetteville, Ark.
TJ Feb 6 13.88m 45-6½ 1 NR (AIA), PB VaTech Elite Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 28 13.48m 44-2¾ 1 SEC Fayetteville, Ark.

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 in January … Among the pentathlon’s five events, Theisen has claimed personal best with the 60-meter hurdles and shot put this season … Theisen finished third in the 60-meter hurdles at the MSPF Championships … Theisen is the Canadian-leader in the pentathlon as well.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
PENT Jan 29 4,198 1 SB, NL (CAN) 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 8.40 3 PB MPSF Seattle, Wash.
HJ Jan 29 1.79m 5-10½ P SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas
SP Jan 16 12.35m 40-6¼ P PB UW Preview Seattle, Wash.
LJ Jan 29 5.95m 19-6¼ 5 SB Husky Cl Seattle, Wash.
800m Jan 29 2:19.24 P SB TAMU Chal College Station, Texas

Kim Williams, Jr., Florida State,
Jumps, Kingston, Jamaica, Vere Technical

Williams notched a new collegiate-leading triple jump of 46-8¼ (14.24m) in winning the ACC title … The mark is also a national leader for Jamaica … Williams was second at the ACC meet in the long jump and ranks in a tie at No. 5 in the NCAA in that event.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
LJ Jan 23 6.25m 20-6¼ 1 Hokie Inv Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 26 6.51m 21-4¼ 2 PB ACC Blacksburg, Va.
TJ Feb 13 14.17m 46-6 1 Tyson Inv Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb 27 14.23m 46-8¼ 1 CL, PB, NL (JAM) ACC Blacksburg, Va.

Phoebe Wright, Sr., Tennessee,
Mid-Distance, Signal Mountain, Tenn., Red Bank HS

Wright has been the collegiate leader in the 800 meter since her 2:04.00 run in late January … Ever since, Wright has bested her that time twice, clocking a 2:02.84 at Texas A&M in mid-February and running her recent best of 2:01.47 in winning the SEC title for the second-straight time … Only Tennessee’s Nicole Cook (2:00.75) has had a faster indoor run among collegians all-time … Shortly after winning the SEC 800m crown, Wright lead-off her SEC Champ DMR team to a 3:29.58, 1200-meter split.

Event Date Mark   Place Notes Meet Location
800m Jan 23 2:04.00 1 Hokie Inv Blacksburg, Va.
Feb 13 2:02.84 1 TAMU Chal II College Station, Texas
Feb 27 2:05.12 q SEC Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb 28 2:01.47 1 CL, PB SEC Fayetteville, Ark.
Mile Jan 16 4:43.50 OT 1 PB UK Inv Lexington, Ky.
DMR Feb 5 11:02.85 lead-off 1 New Bal New York, N.Y.
Feb 27 11:14.59 lead-off 1 (3:29.58 split) SEC Fayetteville, Ark.