Men’s Bowerman Trophy Watch List

Men’s April Watch List

Want to learn more about the men on the Watch List for The Bowerman Trophy? Click a student-athlete’s photo to go to his biography section.

Action photos courtesy: Image of Sport, Big 12, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Penn, Texas A&M

RS Sophomore
Hurdles

Phoenix, Ariz.
Brophy College Prep

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Devon Allen, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: Sixth career appearance on the Watch List … Two-sport standout for the Ducks (also plays football) … Redshirted the entire 2015 track season due to injury.

April Update: National leader at 110 hurdles after running 13.40 at Willie Williams Classic … Has yet to lose an individual race this season.

Post-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Won the national title in the 60 hurdles. Finished in 7.56 and tied for the fastest time in prelims (7.58).

Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Tied for the national lead in the 60H at 7.60 … Won the MPSF title in the event.

February Update: Debuted at the Razorback Team Invitational … Finished second in the 60H finals (7.74) … First competition on the track since 2014.

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Junior
Sprints

Louisville, Ky.
Ballard HS

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Ronnie Baker, TCU

The Bowerman Notes: Fifth career appearance on the Watch List … First male athlete in school history to be on the Watch List.

April Update: National leader at 100 meters (wind-aided 9.95).

Post-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Captured his second consecutive NCAA title at 60 meters … Crossed the finish line in 6.47, which was a meet record and the third fastest time ever run by a collegian (first at low altitude).

Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Recorded the sixth fastest time in collegiate history in the 60 meters (6.51) and won the Big 12 title with that time … Won the 60 meters at the Charlie Thomas Invitational.

February Update: Currently ranked second nationally in the 200 (20.67) and fourth in the 60 (6.60) … Ran both of those times at the New Mexico Team Invitational on Jan. 30 … Won both events.

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Junior
Distance

Newark, N.J.
St. Benedict Prep

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Edward Cheserek, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: Returning 2015 Finalist for The Bowerman Trophy … Was also a finalist in 2014 … 18th career appearance on the Watch List (fourth most all-time).

April Update: Opened season at Pepsi Invitational, where he ran the 5000 in 13:50.82 and finished second.

Post-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Completed the 3000-5000-DMR triple and is only the second man in history to do so (Galen Rupp, 2009) … Won the 5000 in 13:47.89 … Returned to the track less than 30 minutes later to anchor Oregon’s championship DMR team with one of the fastest splits in meet history (3:52.84) … Won the 3000 in 8:00.40.

Pre-NCAA Indoor Championship Update: Competed at the NYRR Millrose Games and ran the second fastest time by a collegian at 3000 meters (7:40.51) … At the Husky Classic, he ran the nation’s fastest time in the 5000 (13:35.86).

February Update: Debuted at the Razorback Team Invitational on Jan. 30 … Anchored Oregon’s distance medley relay team to a five-second win over Oklahoma State and Texas A&M … Won the mile in 3:57.38, which currently stands as the second fastest non-altitude mile this season.

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Senior
Throws

Boring, Oregon
Barlow HS

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Ryan Crouser, Texas

The Bowerman Notes: This is his 21st career appearance on the Watch List, cementing his spot as the second most included male athlete in The Bowerman Watch List history.

April Update: Doesn’t have outdoor eligibility.

Post-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Ended his NCAA career on a high note, winning the shot put title with a heave of 21.28m (69-9.75).

Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Tied an eight-year-old collegiate record with a heave of 21.73m (71-3.5) at the Big 12 Championships. It was the second throw of his career that eclipsed the 70-foot barrier … Undefeated against collegiate competition this season.

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Sophomore
Throws

Athens, Greece
American Community Schools

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Ioannis Kyriazis, Texas A&M

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List. … Is the eighth athlete from Texas A&M to be included on the Watch List.

April Update: Became the eighth best performer in collegiate history when it comes to the javelin with his heave of 81.87m (268-7) at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

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Senior
Sprints/Jumps

Texarkana, Texas
Liberty Eylau HS

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Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas

The Bowerman Notes: Eighth career Watch List appearance … One of six male athletes in school history to be included on the Watch List.

April Update: Has yet to compete this season in his signature event (long jump).

Post-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Won the long jump title with a leap of 7.95m (26-1), which he did on his final attempt … Placed fifth in the 60-meter final (6.60).

Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Won the SEC title in the long jump and placed fourth in the 60 meters … Finished second in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational to 2015 The Bowerman Award winner Marquis Dendy.

February Update: Soared into the world lead in the long jump at the Razorback Team Invitational with his leap of 8.17m (26-9.75) … Became the only man this year to clear 8.00m in the event (and he’s actually done it twice now) … Set a personal best in the 60 at the same meet, clocking a 6.62 and sits fifth on the national leaderboard.

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Senior
Throws

East Brunswick, NJ
East Brunswick HS

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Sam Mattis, Penn

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … First athlete in school history to be included on the Watch List.

April Update: Had a historic performance at the Philadelphia Collegiate Classic. Three of his six throws landed among the top-10 throws of all-time. His first throw is now the second furthest throw in collegiate history (67.45m/221-3). Mattis’ sixth throw is now third (67.21m/220-6) and his fifth throw is fifth (66.51m/218-2).

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Senior
Throws

Carlisle, England
William Howard School

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Nick Miller, Oklahoma State

The Bowerman Notes: Fifth career appearance on the Watch List.

April Update: Has yet to compete this season.

2016 Indoor: Does not have eligibility.

2015 Outdoor: Did not compete.

2015 Indoor: Finished seventh at NCAAs in the weight throw with a heave of 71-5.5 (21.78m). … Won his third consecutive weight throw title at the Big 12 Championships thanks to a heave of 72-3.75 (22.04m). … Won weight throw title at the Tyson Invitational.

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Junior
Mid-Distance

New Paris, Ohio
Tri-Village Local

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Clayton Murphy, Akron

The Bowerman Notes: Second career appearance on the Watch List … Second athlete in school history to be included on the Watch List.

April Update: Won 800 at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays against fellow collegians Brian Bell and Jonah Koech, as well as former Olympian Leo Manzano.

Post-NCAA Indoor Championships: Won the 800-meter title with a time of 1:46.68

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Senior
Multi-Events

Itsaca, Illinois
Lake Park HS

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Zach Ziemek, Wisconsin

The Bowerman Notes: Second career appearance on the Watch List.

April Update: Currently ranked second in the decathlon with 8047 points.

Post-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Won the heptathlon after scoring 6173 points, the fifth most in collegiate history … Posted top marks in the 60 (6.75) and the pole vault (5.40m/17-8.5).

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