The Bowerman: 2019 Men’s Mid-Outdoor Watch List

NEW ORLEANS – Things are kind of in a holding pattern right now when it comes to the Men’s Watch List for The Bowerman.

While there has been a bunch of action across the nation since the Post-Indoor Update, nothing major happened to cause a seismic shift to the Mid-Outdoor Update, which was released on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The Bowerman Watch List: 2019 Men’s Mid-Outdoor Update

(Click student-athletes’ names for their TFRRS page)

NAME
YEAR
SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Mondo Duplantis FR LSU Pole Vault Lafayette, La.
Grant Fisher SR Stanford DIstance Grand Blanc, Mich.
Grant Holloway JR Florida Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps Chesapeake, Va.
Morgan McDonald RS SR Wisconsin DIstance Sydney, Australia
Shelby McEwen JR Alabama High Jump Abbeville, Miss.
Divine Oduduru JR Texas Tech Sprints Ughelli, Nigeria
Payton Otterdahl SR North Dakota State Throws Rosemount, Minn.
Anderson Peters RS SO Mississippi State Throws St. Andrews, Grenada
Tyrell Richard SR South Carolina State Sprints Georgetown, S.C.
Daniel Roberts JR Kentucky Sprints/Hurdles Hampton, Ga.
Also Receiving Votes: Jordan Geist (Arizona), Quincy Hall (South Carolina), Kahmari Montgomery (Houston), Chris Nilsen (South Dakota)
NEXT: May 2

Nine of the 10 men who were on the Watch List following the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships were welcomed back on the first outdoor update, while another familiar face joined the fray.

Anderson Peters of Mississippi State returned to the Watch List for the first time since the Preseason Update on January 8. Peters wasted no time impressing The Bowerman Watch List Committee when he could finally let the javelin fly. The sophomore now has seven of the top-16 marks in collegiate history, including the third best heave of 86.07m (282-4). Peters turned in an otherworldly series at the Texas Relays where three of his attempts landed in the all-time top-10, with two others in the top-15.

Here are the nine other men who make up the Mid-Outdoor Watch List for The Bowerman and what they have done so far this outdoor season.

  • Mondo Duplantis, LSU: The collegiate indoor record holder in the pole vault has yet to compete outdoors. Will open this weekend at the LSU Alumni Gold.
  • Grant Fisher, Stanford: The indoor runner-up in the 3000 competed twice at "The Big Meet" between the Cardinal and rival California. Won the 800 in 1:51.86 and the 1500 in 3:46.36.
  • Grant Holloway, Florida: The man who scored 27.5 points at the NCAA Indoor Championships and set the American record in the 60H is ranked second nationally in the 110H with a time of 13.28, ranked sixth nationally in the long jump with a mark of 7.97m (26-1¾) and is also a member of the third ranked 4×100 and 4×400 relays.
  • Morgan McDonald, Wisconsin: The indoor distance double champ has yet to compete during the outdoor season.
  • Shelby McEwen, Alabama: The indoor high jump champ is currently locked in a fourth-place tie nationally at 2.22m (7-3¼).
  • Divine Oduduru, Texas Tech: The indoor 200 champ is currently ranked sixth nationally in the 100 at 10.13 and is a member of the fourth-ranked 4×100 relay team.
  • Payton Otterdahl, North Dakota State: The indoor throwing double champ and collegiate indoor record holder in the shot put is currently ranked second nationally in both the shot put at 21.24m (69-8¼) and the discus at 62.94m (206-6).
  • Tyrell Richard, South Carolina State: The indoor 400 champ is currently ranked second nationally in the 400 with a time of 44.81, which was the national lead until this past weekend.
  • Daniel Roberts, Kentucky: The indoor 60H runner-up, who clocked the second fastest time in collegiate history in that event, is ranked third nationally in the outdoor version of the hurdles at 13.30.

There are a number of opportunities coming up for these athletes to stand out even more and further cement their spot on The Bowerman Watch List ahead of the postseason.

Here are the four men who were recognized by The Bowerman Watch List Committee but did not receive enough votes to be on the chart: Jordan Geist of Arizona, Quincy Hall of South Carolina, Kahmari Montgomery of Houston and Chris Nilsen of South Dakota.

The next edition of the Men’s Watch List for The Bowerman will come out May 2.

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