Women’s 2017 Preseason Watch List

Women’s Preseason Watch List

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Senior
Jumps

Hartselle, Ala.
Hartselle. HS

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Quanesha Burks, Alabama

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

Last Season: Won the long jump title at the 2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships … Was runner-up at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Swept both SEC long jump titles.

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Sophomore
Sprints/Hurdles

North Charleston, S.C.
Fort Dorchester HS

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Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kentucky

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Third woman from Kentucky to appear on a Watch List.

Last Season: Won the 100 hurdles at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships and became the first freshman to win an NCAA title in that event … Qualified for the finals of the 200 meters and finished 8th … Advanced to the semifinals of the 100 hurdles at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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Junior
Jumps

Mount Olive, N.J.
Mount Olive HS

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Keturah Orji, Georgia

The Bowerman Notes: Returning Bowerman Finalist from the 2015-16 season … 12th career appearance on the Watch List, second among active women only to teammate Kendell Williams (17).

Last Season: Won the NCAA indoor and outdoor triple jump titles … Set the American and collegiate record in the triple jump with a mark of 14.53m (47-8) at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Won the triple jump title at the U.S. Olympic Trials … Finished fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the triple jump and bettered her American record to 14.71m (48-3ΒΌ).

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Junior
Middle Distance

Houston, Tex.
Kinkaid HS

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Raevyn Rogers, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: Ninth career appearance on the Watch List

Last Season: Won the NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor titles in the 800 … Ran the second fastest time in collegiate history indoors at the Millrose Games when she clocked a time of 2:00.90 … Finished fifth at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800.

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Junior
Throws

Charleston, SC
Burke HS
SIU Transfer

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Raven Saunders, Ole Miss

The Bowerman Notes: Returning Finalist from the 2015-16 season … Seventh career appearance on the Watch List

Last Season: Set the indoor and outdoor collegiate record in the shot put. The outdoor collegiate record had stood for 33 years until she smashed it … Won the outdoor title in the event … Placed 3rd at the U.S. Olympic Trials and then took 5th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a titanic heave of 19.35m (63-6), which bettered her all-dates collegiate record.

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Senior
Distance

Hartland, Wisconsin
University Lake HS

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Molly Seidel, Notre Dame

The Bowerman Notes: Fourth career appearance on the Watch List

Last Season: Won the 3000- and 5000-meter titles at the 2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships … An injury kept her from attempting to sweep the outdoor slate clean, too.

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Sophomore
Sprints

Westchester, N.Y.
Benjamin Cardozo HS

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Deajah Stevens, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Stevens and Ariana Washington both made their first appearances, bringing the total number of recognized Oregon women to a nation-best 12 since the Watch List debuted in 2010.

Last Season: Finished runner-up in the 200 at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Took second at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games … Reached the finals of the 200 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where she finished 7th as one of two Americans in the field.

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Sophomore
Hurdles

Signal Hill, Calif.
Poly HS

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Ariana Washington, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Washington and Deajah Stevens both made their first appearances, bringing the total number of recognized Oregon women to a nation-best 12 since the Watch List debuted in 2010.

Last Season: Became the first female freshman in NCAA history to sweep the 100- and 200-meter titles at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the first woman to do so since 2003.

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Sophomore
Pole Vault

Cabot, Ark.
Cabot HS

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Lexi Weeks, Arkansas

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Arkansas’ fifth woman to appear on a Watch List, third most of any women’s team in the nation (Oregon 12, Texas A&M 9)

Last Season: Won the indoor and outdoor pole vault titles … Became the youngest member of the 15-foot club … Finished third at the U.S. Olympic Trials to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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Senior
Combined Events

Marietta, Ga.
Kell HS

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Kendell Williams, Georgia

The Bowerman Notes: Semifinalist during 2015-16 season … This is her 17th appearance on the Watch List, which leaves her one nod behind former Arizona standout Brigetta Barrett for third place all-time (18).

Last Season: Won the indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon titles … Improved on her collegiate record in the pentathlon for the third consecutive year (4703) … Finished third at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the heptathlon and competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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