The Bowerman: 2020 Men’s Mid-Indoor Watch List

NEW ORLEANS – While The Bowerman might not be handed out until Thursday, December 17, at the annual USTFCCCA Convention, the race for the men’s award is certainly heating up as the indoor season picks up steam.

Two new names dot The Bowerman Men’s Mid-Indoor Watch List, which was released on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after a careful deliberation by The Bowerman Watch List Committee.

The Bowerman Watch List: 2020 Men’s Mid-Indoor Update

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

NAME
YEAR
SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Trey Cunningham JR Florida State Hurdles Winfield, Ala.
Tyler Day SR Northern Arizona Distance Gilbert, Ariz.
Devin Dixon SR Texas A&M Mid-Distance/Relays McDonough, Ga.
Gleb Dudarev JR/SR Kansas Throws Vitebsk, Belarus
Johannes Erm JR Georgia Combined Events Tallinn, Estonia
Quincy Hall SR South Carolina Sprints/Hurdles Kansas City, Mo.
JuVaughn Harrison JR LSU Jumps Huntsville, Ala.
Chris Nilsen SR South Dakota Pole Vault Kansas City, Mo.
Darryl Sullivan SR Tennessee Jumps Marion, Ill.
Trevor Stewart JR North Carolina A&T Sprints Lorton, Va.
Also Receiving Votes: Clayton Brown (Florida), Micaiah Harris (Texas), Oliver Hoare (Wisconsin), Joe Klecker (Colorado), KC Lightfoot (Baylor), Conner Mantz (BYU), Chengetayi Mapaya (TCU), Jacory Patterson (Virginia Tech), Cooper Teare (Oregon)
NEXT: March 5

Trey Cunningham of Florida State has quickly established himself as The Man in the short hurdles so far this year. Cunningham improved his PR in the 60 Meter Hurdles in each meet in which he has competed, including the most recent Texas Tech Invitational. It was in Lubbock, Texas, where Cunningham went sub-7.65 three times with a final clocking of 7.52 to match the eighth fastest performer in collegiate history.

Tyler Day of Northern Arizona makes his Watch List debut after turning in one of the fastest times over 5000 meters in collegiate history. Day, who is the third Lumberjack to ever make the Men’s Watch List, went 13:16.95 at the John Thomas Terrier Classic to become just the third man in collegiate history to go sub-13:17.00. He joined record-holder Lawi Lalang (13:08.28) and Stephen Sambu (13:13.74), who both ran into the record book eight years ago.

Devin Dixon of Texas A&M turned up the heat at the Texas Tech Invitational this past weekend. First, Dixon went 1:15.16 over 600 meters for the fourth fastest performance in collegiate history. Then, he returned to the track and split 44.91 on the anchor leg of the Aggies’ 4×400 relay team.

Gleb Dudarev of Kansas has only competed once this indoor season, but he made it count. Dudarev launched the weight 24.38m (80-0) at the Jayhawk Classic to become the fifth best performer in collegiate history. He is three inches shy of cracking the list of all-time top-10 performances dominated by record holder Michael Lihrman of Wisconsin.

Johannes Erm of Georgia put himself in select company this past weekend at the Razorback Invitational. Erm is now the 11th man in collegiate history to eclipse the 6100-point barrier in the heptathlon after notching 6114 points over the two-day competition. He posted PRs in the 60 (6.99), 60H (8.03) and the 1000 (2:36.02) in the process.

Quincy Hall of South Carolina made his 2020 debut this past weekend at the Carolina Challenge. Hall split 45.59 on the anchor leg of the Gamecocks’ 4×400 relay team. There is reason to believe we’ll see him in an open 400 either this weekend at the South Carolina Invitational or the following weekend at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

JuVaughn Harrison of LSU has competed four times this season so far with a majority of them coming in the long jump. Harrison hit a season PR of 7.66m (25-1¾) this past weekend at the Razorback Invitational. Earlier this season, Harrison cleared 2.26m (7-5) at the high jump during the Texas Tech Corky Classic.

Chris Nilsen of South Dakota notched his 11th career clearance of 19 feet in the pole vault this past weekend at the adidas Classic. It was in Lincoln, Nebraska, where Nilsen topped 5.81m (19-0¾) to take over the national lead in the event from KC Lightfoot of Baylor. Nilsen is now the fourth man to make 20 or more Watch List appearances in his career.

Trevor Stewart of North Carolina A&T is finding his groove this season after a breakthrough junior year. Stewart most recently competed at the Texas Tech Invitational where he finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 46.43 and split 45.61 on the third leg of the Aggies’ 4×400 relay.

Darryl Sullivan of Tennessee makes his Watch List debut after a history-making clearance in the high jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Sullivan became just the 10th man in collegiate history to top 2.33m (7-7¾) in the event. He didn’t ask the bar to be moved higher and decided to bow out of the competition on top.

There were nine men who were mentioned by The Bowerman Watch List Committee, but didn’t receive enough votes to be on the Watch List: Clayton Brown of Florida, Micaiah Harris of Texas, Oliver Hoare of Wisconsin, Joe Klecker of Colorado, KC Lightfoot of Baylor, Conner Mantz of BYU, Chengetayi Mapaya of TCU, Jacory Patterson of Virginia Tech and Cooper Teare of Oregon.

The next edition of the Men’s Watch List comes out Thursday, March 5, prior to the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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