Men’s Bowerman Trophy Semifinalists

Men’s Semifinalists

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RS Sophomore
Hurdles

Phoenix, Ariz.
Brophy College Prep

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Devon Allen, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: Second time as a semifinalist (2014) … Two-sport standout for the Ducks (also plays football) … Redshirted the entire 2015 track season due to injury.

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Won the 110-hurdles title in 13.50.

Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Qualified first out of the NCAA West Prelims in 110 hurdles … Will compete in 110 hurdles at NCAAs.

Pre-NCAA Prelims Update: Won Pac-12 titles in 110 hurdles and 200 meters … Lowered NCAA-leading time in 110 hurdles to 13.32.

May Update: Did not compete during this time period.

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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Freshman
Mid-Distance

Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kenowa Hills HS

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Donavan Brazier, Texas A&M

The Bowerman Notes: First time being a semifinalist … Fourth man in program history to be included as a semifinalist … First freshman semifinalist since 2014.

Post-NCAA Championships Update: Won the 800-meter title in 1:43.55 and shattered Jim Ryun’s 50-year-old record in the process.

Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships Update: Won his first SEC 800-meter title in a race that featured the third- and fifth-fastest times in the nation.

February Update: Left his mark during a smashing debut at the Texas A&M 11-Team Invitational on Jan. 15 … Broke a 34-year-old American Junior Record in the 800 by running 1:45.93 … Ranked fourth on the all-time indoor collegiate list … Fastest time in the NCAA this season by more than one second … Has been a contributing member of the Texas A&M 4×400 team all season.

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Junior
Distance

Newark, N.J.
St. Benedict Prep

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Edward Cheserek, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: Returning semifinalist. Was also a finalist last year.

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Completed his second consecutive 5000-10000 double. Became the third man in NCAA history to win three consecutive 10000-meter titles.

Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Qualified first in 10000 meters and second in 5000 meters out of NCAA West Prelims … Will contest in the 5000 and 10000 at NCAAs.

Pre-NCAA Prelims Update: Won 10000-meter title at Pac-12 Championships with a time of 28:58.57. Ranks 12th in the nation in the event.

May Update: Did not compete during this time period.

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: Second time being a semifinalist (2014). One of two men in program history to be a semifinalist.

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Did not compete. Out of eligbility.

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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Senior
Sprints/Jumps

Texarkana, Texas

Liberty Eylau HS

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Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas

The Bowerman Notes: First time being a semifinalist. Second man in program history to make the semifinalist cut.

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Became the first man since Jesse Owens in 1936 to complete the 100, 200 and long jump triple … Also ran a leg of the third-place 4×100 relay team … Broke the modern-era scoring record with 31.5 points.

Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Qualified first in the long jump and sixth in the 100 meters out of NCAA West Prelims … Will contest in the 100 and long jump at NCAAs.

Pre-NCAA Prelims Update: Won SEC title in the long jump … Placed fourth in 100 meters.

May Update: Won the long jump at the John McDonnell Invitational with a wind-aided leap of 7.98 meters (26-2.25).

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
Mid-Distance

Windsor, Ontario
W.F. Herman HS

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Brandon McBride, Mississippi State

The Bowerman Notes: Second time as a semifinalist (2014).

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Placed second in the 800 meters with the third fastest time in collegiate history (1:44.50).

Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Qualified first out of the NCAA East Prelims in the 800 … Will contest in the 800 and 4×400 relay at NCAAs.

Pre-NCAA Prelims Update: Won SEC title at 800 meters in a final where all nine runners went sub-1:50.

May Update: Ran the third fastest 800-meter time in collegiate history (1:44.63) at the Jace LaCoste Invitational and became the fastest collegian ever in the month of April.

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Senior
Throws

Carlisle, England
William Howard

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Nick Miller, Oklahoma State

The Bowerman Notes: First time as a semifinalist.

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Won the hammer throw crown with a heave of 73.98m (242-08).

Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Competed in two meets this season — the NCAA West Prelims and the Big 12 Championships. Threw 74.81m (245-5) in his debut at the Big 12 Championships and upped the ante with a heave of 76.93m (252-5) at NCAA West Prelims. Will contest in the hammer throw at NCAAs.

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Junior
Mid-Distance

New Paris, Ohio
Tri-Village Local

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Clayton Murphy, Akron

The Bowerman Notes: First time as a semifinalist. Second Akron athlete in as many years to be a semifinalist (Shawn Barber).

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Won 1500-meter title with the ninth fastest time in collegiate history (3:36.38).

May Update: Won the 800 at the Drake Relays in 1:46.71 against several professionals and unattached Chad Noelle.

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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Junior
Multi-Events

St. Georges, Grenada

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Lindon Victor, Texas A&M

The Bowerman Notes: First time as a semifinalist.

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Won the decathlon title with the fifth most points scored in collegiate history (8379).

Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Will contest in the decathlon at NCAAs.

Pre-NCAA Prelims Update: Recorded the fourth best score in the decathlon in collegiate history with his 8446-point tally at the SEC Championships. Set personal bests in nine of the 10 events.

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Senior
Multi-Events

Itsaca, Illinois
Lake Park HS

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Zach Ziemek, Wisconsin

The Bowerman Notes: First time as a semifinalist.

Post-NCAA Outdoor Championships Update: Placed second in the decathlon with a score of 8300.

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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