The Bowerman 2018 - Finalists Fan Voting


The online fan vote will close Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 p.m., Eastern.

The Bowerman: A League Of Their Own

Twitter user Kissi (@kiss_kissi) perfectly described the Women’s Post-Conference Championships Watch List for The Bowerman using three words and two emojis.

We probably would have added a few more flames, but you get the point.

There has never been a Watch List like this before in the 10-year history of The Bowerman, which is collegiate track & field’s highest honor.

These 10 women – Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Sydney McLaughlin, Southern California’s Kendall Ellis, Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen, LSU’s Aleia Hobbs, Georgia’s Lynna Irby and Keturah Orji, Arkansas’ Lexi Jacobus, Missouri’s Karissa Schweizer and Harvard’s Gabby Thomas – are in an echelon of their own. Thinking about it, echelon might not be the correct term: It’s more like a stratosphere.

It’s nearly impossible picking three finalists from this current crop.

Camacho-Quinn, Ellis, Ewen, Hobbs, Irby, Jacobus, McLaughlin, Orji, Schweizer and Thomas have combined for nine individual collegiate records (Hobbs also has a relay record to her credit), two World U20 records (both by McLaughlin), one American record (Ellis in the indoor 400), eight individual NCAA titles and 43 all-time top-10 collegiate marks indoors and outdoors. That’s just what happened between the start of the indoor season and now.

We’ll break down their credentials from only this year, because The Bowerman is a year-by-year award and has nothing to do with career accomplishments.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kentucky

  • Collegiate Record(s): None
  • NCAA Titles: None
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: None
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: No. 2, t-No. 9 (x2) – 100H

Kendall Ellis, Southern California

  • Collegiate Record(s): Indoor 400
  • NCAA Titles: 2 (Indoor 400, Indoor 4×4)
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: No. 1 – 400
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: No. 2 – 400

Maggie Ewen, Arizona State

  • Collegiate Record(s): Outdoor SP, HT
  • NCAA Titles: 1 (Indoor SP)
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: No. 3 – SP
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 5, No. 8, No. 10 – HT; No. 1, t-No. 3 (x2), No. 6 – SP

Aleia Hobbs, LSU

  • Collegiate Record(s): t-Indoor 60, Outdoor 4×1
  • NCAA Titles: 1 (Indoor 60)
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: t-No. 1 – 60
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: t-No. 3, t-No. 5 – 100

Lynna Irby, Georgia

  • Collegiate Record(s): None
  • NCAA Titles: None
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: No. 6 – 400
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: None

Lexi Jacobus, Arkansas

  • Collegiate Record(s): None
  • NCAA Titles: 1 (Indoor PV)
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: t-No. 3, No. 9 – PV
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: t-No. 5 – PV

Sydney McLaughlin, Kentucky

  • Collegiate Record(s): 400H
  • NCAA Titles: None
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: No. 2, No. 4 – 400
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: No. 1, No. 5 – 400H; No. 4 – 400

Keturah Orji, Georgia

  • Collegiate Record(s): Indoor TJ, Outdoor TJ
  • NCAA Titles1 (Indoor TJ)
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: No. 1, No. 4, t-No. 5 (x2), No. 8
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: No. 1, No. 3, No. 6

Karissa Schweizer, Missouri

  • Collegiate Record(s): Indoor 3000
  • NCAA Titles: 2 (Indoor 3000, Indoor 5000)
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: No. 1, No. 10 – 3000; No. 5, No. 8 – 5000, No. 5 – Mile
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: No. 9 – 10,000

Gabby Thomas, Harvard

  • Collegiate Record(s): Indoor 200
  • NCAA Titles: 1 (Indoor 200)
  • Indoor Top-10 Marks: No. 1 – 200
  • Outdoor Top-10 Marks: None

Want to know the scary thing? There are still two meets to go!

Next weekend these 10 women will compete in either the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in Tampa, Florida, or NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California.

Then, if all goes according to plan, they’ll congregate in Eugene, Oregon, from June 6-9 to put on a clinic at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

So, in conclusion: Yes, “This list just 🔥🔥.”


The Bowerman 2018 - Finalists Fan Voting

The 2018 fan vote for The Bowerman will end on Thursday, June 28 at 10 p.m., Eastern. Select one (1) male and/or one (1) female as the most deserving to win The Bowerman. The fan vote counts as one (1) collective vote on the full ballot. Only five votes per day per valid email address will be counted. More details
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