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

NEW ORLEANS – With the indoor season well underway, four new names have made the Women’s Watch List for The Bowerman in its first update since the preseason edition.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the latest Women’s Watch List on Wednesday. Fourteen women received votes from The Bowerman Watch List Committee, with the top-10 comprising the Watch List.

It was a Watch List debut for three of the new names this year: Julien Alfred of Texas, Tonea Marshall of LSU and Whittni Orton of BYU. Meanwhile, the fourth new name this year – Olivia Gruver of Washington – is returning to the Watch List for the 10th time.

Maintaining their position on the Watch List from the preseason edition are Angie Annelus of Southern California, Chanel Brissett of Southern California, Katie Izzo of Arkansas, Dani Jones of Colorado, Weini Kelati of New Mexico and Twanisha Terry of Southern California.

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

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

NAME
YEAR
SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Julien Alfred SO Texas Sprints Castries, St. Lucia
Angie Annelus RS SR (o) Southern California Sprints Grandview, Mo.
Chanel Brissett JR Southern California Sprints/Hurdles Philadelphia, Pa.
Olivia Gruver SR Washington Pole Vault Reisterstown, Md.
Katie Izzo RS JR Arkansas Distance Seal Beach, Calif.
Dani Jones SR Colorado Mid-Distance/Distance Phoenix, Ariz.
Weini Kelati JR New Mexico Distance Leesburg, Va.
Tonea Marshall SR LSU Hurdles Arlington, Texas
Whittni Orton SR BYU Mid-Distance/Distance Panguitch, Utah
Twanisha Terry JR Southern California Sprints Miami, Fla.
Also Receiving Votes: Tamara Clark (Alabama), Alicia Monson (Wisconsin), Jasmine Moore (Georgia), Samantha Noennig (Arizona State)
NEXT: March 4

Alfred, a sophomore from Castries, St. Lucia, owns the nation’s two fastest times in the 60 meters, topped by a 7.10 that makes her the seventh-fastest collegian all-time. She also ranks No. 3 on this year’s 200 list at 23.08. Alfred is the seventh female athlete from Texas to make the Watch List – only Oregon, Texas A&M and Arkansas have more.

Annelus, a senior from Grandview, Missouri, has only outdoor eligibility remaining.

Brissett, a junior from Philadelphia, has run a best of 8.16 in the 60 hurdles.

Gruver, a senior from Reisterstown, Maryland, has scaled the two highest pole vault clearances this year, topped by a 4.66 (15-3 1/2) that is equal to the fourth-highest indoor collegiate mark all-time. It is just behind her indoor PR 4.67 (15-3 3/4) that she cleared two years ago while at Kentucky. Gruver is the active female leader for Watch List appearances as this marks her 10th

Izzo, a junior from Seal Beach, California, is the second-fastest collegiate indoors in the 5000 with her 15:13.09 from December. She has lowered her mile best twice in the last month and is the year’s eighth-fastest at 4:37.47.

Jones, a senior from Phoenix, Arizona, has only competed in one meet thus far and that included an indoor 800 of 2:04.38 in winning by over 5 seconds. It bettered Colorado’s 42-year-old best-ever, a 2:05.29 by Mary Decker.

Kelati, a junior from Leesburg, Virginia, is the fourth-fastest on the all-time collegiate indoor list with a 15:14.71 in December. Most recently she ran a 4:38.73 mile at altitude in winning by 8 seconds.

Marshall, a senior from Arlington, Texas, has the nation’s two fastest 60 hurdles times, topped by a 7.86 that places her No. 3 on the all-time collegiate list. She has also run 7.32 in the 60 and 23.74 in the 200. Marshall is the seventh female athlete from LSU to make the Watch List – only Oregon, Texas A&M and Arkansas have more.

Orton, a senior from Panguitch, Utah, is the year’s fastest miler at 4:29.76, just missing the all-time top-10. In December she clocked 15:22.98 for 5000, also near the all-time top-10.

Terry, a junior from Miami, is tied for No. 2 on the year’s 60 list at 7.15 and has also run 23.41 in the 200.

Other athletes receiving votes by The Bowerman Watch List Committee are Tamara Clark of Alabama, Alicia Monson of Wisconsin, Jasmine Moore of Georgia and Samantha Noennig of Arizona State.

The next Watch List will be released on March 4.

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