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

NEW ORLEANS – It’s been a busy outdoor season so far, but that doesn’t mean there have been many changes to the Women’s Watch List for The Bowerman.

In fact, nine of the 10 women who appeared on the Post-Indoor Watch List remained on the most recent index for collegiate track & field’s highest honor that was released this afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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

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

Chanel Brissett SO Southern California Sprints/Hurdles Philadelphia, Pa.
Olivia Gruver SR Washington Pole Vault Reisterstown, Md.
Jessica Hull SR Oregon Distance Albion Park, Australia
Lexi Jacobus JR Arkansas Pole Vault Cabot, Ark.
Mackenzie Little SR Stanford Javelin Roseville, Australia
Alicia Monson JR Wisconsin Mid-Distance Amery, Wis.
Danae Rivers JR Penn State Mid-Distance Derby, Conn.
Kaelin Roberts SO Southern California Sprints Long Beach, Calif.
Kayla White SR North Carolina A&T Sprints Miami, Fla.
Ashtin Zamzow SR Texas Combined Events Goliad, Texas
Also Receiving Votes: Michelle Atherley (Miami (Fla.)), Sharrika Barnett (Florida), Beatrice Llano (Arizona State), Allie Ostrander (Boise State), Sha’Carri Richardson (LSU) and Twanisha Terry (Southern California)
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Ashtin Zamzow of Texas is the lone new addition to the Mid-Outdoor Watch List for The Bowerman.  Zamzow turned in a huge performance at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays last month when she scored 6148 points in the heptathlon and became the 12th best performer in collegiate history with the 20th best performance.

The most notable achievement from the outdoor season to date by a member of The Bowerman Watch List was turned in by Olivia Gruver last month. Gruver, in her first meet as a member of the Washington Huskies, broke the collegiate record in the pole vault with her clearance of 4.73m (15-6¼) at the Stanford Invitational.

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

  • Chanel Brissett, Southern California: Clocked a national-leading time of 12.87 in the 100H at the Jim Click Shootout on April 6 and is a member of the nations’ top-ranked 4×100 relay team at 43.35.
  • Jessica Hull, Oregon: Owns the national lead in the 5000 with her time of 15:34.93, established at the Stanford Invitational.
  • Lexi Jacobus, Arkansas: Competed once at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and finished seventh in the elite section of the pole vault event.
  • Mackenzie Little, Stanford: Leads the nation in the javelin by nearly seven feet. Her best mark from the season (59.47m/195-1) sits 20th on the all-time collegiate chart.
  • Alicia Monson, Wisconsin: Competed once in the 10,000 at the Stanford Invitational and finished 22nd in 33:02.91.
  • Danae Rivers, Penn State: Currently sits third nationally in the 800 at 2:03.63, a time she ran at the Florida Relays.
  • Kaelin Roberts, Southern California: Currently sits seventh nationally in the 200 with a mark of 22.97, established at the Miami Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge.
  • Kayla White, North Carolina A&T: Currently owns the national lead in the 100 at 11.04, a time she ran to win the event at the Florida Relays. She is also ranked 39th nationally in the 100H at 13.44, a time she ran at the Aggie Invitational this past weekend.

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 is a look at those women who didn’t receive enough votes to be named to The Bowerman Watch List this go-round: Michelle Atherley of Miami (Fla.), Sharrika Barnett of Florida, Beatrice Llano of Arizona State, Allie Ostrander of Boise State, Sha’Carri Richardson of LSU and Twanisha Terry of Southern California.

The next Women’s Watch List will be released on May 1.

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