Women’s Watch List Info

Women’s Post-NCAA Indoor Championships Watch List

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Junior
Sprints

Baton Rouge, La.
Magnet HS

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Kamaria Brown, Texas A&M

The Bowerman Notes: Fourth career Watch List appearance; fourth in 2014 … Hers is the 30th total appearance by an Aggie on the women’s Watch List, second all-time behind the Oregon women’s 5.

This Season: Ran the third fastest prelim at 200 meters in 22.93 before pulling out of the final with an injury at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships .. Collegiate and world leader at 200 meters in 22.50 with a win at the SEC Championships, putting her at No. 5 on both the all-time indoor collegiate and U.S … performers list … Also ran a 22.51 in the preliminary rounds … Collegiate and low-altitude world leader at 400 meters with a 50.94 to win the SEC title, putting her at No. 8 on the all-time collegiate and U.S … indoor performers list … Ran 22.80 at the Texas A&M invitational at 200 meters to give her three of the nation’s four fastest times.

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Junior
Sprints

Milwaukee, Wis.
Bradley Tech HS

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Dezerea Bryant, Kentucky

The Bowerman Notes: Third career appearance on The Bowerman Watch List, third in 2014.

This Season: Won the 200 meters title at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in 22.69 after running the fastest preliminary time in 22.75 … Finished runner-up at 60 meters by just .01 in 7.12 behind rival Watch List member Remona Burchell of Alabama, putting her at No. 4 on the all-time collegiate performers list … Ran the fastest prelim time in 7.17 … Also owns two other top-five 2014 collegiate times at 60 meters with two 7.16 performances, including an SEC Championship in the event … Defeated former Watch List member Jasmine Todd over 60 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

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Junior
Sprints

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Cambridge HS
Butler County CC

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Remona Burchell, Alabama

The Bowerman Notes: First career Watch List appearance … Is the first woman from Alabama to be included on the Watch List, and the second student-athlete from Alabama, joining Kirani James (eight appearances).

This Season: Won the national title at 60 meters in a 2014 collegiate-best 7.11 at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships by .01 over rival Watch List member Dezerea Bryant of Kentucky, moving her up to No. 3 on the all-time collegiate performers list and equal to No. 8 on the 2014 world list … Ran 7.20 in the prelims … Finished runner-up to Bryant at the SEC Championships over 60 meters in 7.24.

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Senior
Distance

Topsfield, Mass.
Masconomet Regional HS

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Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth

The Bowerman Notes: Semifinalist for The Bowerman in 2013 … Ninth career appearance on the Watch List; fourth in 2014 … Is the active leader in career women’s Watch List appearances … Accounts for all nine appearances by Dartmouth and Ivy League women.

This Season: Became the first woman in Division I history to win both the 3000 and 5000 meters NCAA Division I Indoor titles in two consecutive seasons … Won at 5000 meters in 16:20.39 by nearly two seconds over Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe, and again at 3000 meters by nearly two seconds in 9:14.47 over Arkansas’ Dominique Scott … Collegiate leader in the mile (4:28.31) and at both 3000 meters (8:51.91) and 5000 meters (15:40.55) … Ranked equal to No. 9 on the all-time U.S … indoor performers list in the mile with her runner-up showing at the Boston Terrier Invitational, and equal to third among collegians all-time … Finished fourth in the Millrose Games 3000 meters for the fourth-fastest race in collegiate history … Won Ivy League titles in the mile and at 5000 meters, and as a member of Dartmouth’s 4×800 relay team.

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Senior
Sprints

Queens, N.Y.
Catherine McAuley HS

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Phyllis Francis, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: Third career appearance on the Watch List; third in 2014. Hers and teammate Laura Roesler’s inclusions mark 52 total appearances on the women’s Watch List is also the most in the award’s history, ahead of Texas A&M’s 30.

This Season: Broke two collegiate records and an American record at 400 meters at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships with a title at 400 meters in 50.46 and as the national team title-clinching anchor leg of the 4×400 in 3:27.40 … Her world-leading 50.46 win at 400 meters outclassed two-time The Bowerman Semifinalist and two-time defending outdoor 400 meters champion Ashley Spencer of Texas by nearly a second-and-a-half … Topped by .08 the previous collegiate and American record held by Hampton’s Francena McCorory in 2010, from whom she also took the 2014 world lead … Chased down Spencer during the meet finale 4×400 with the team national title on the line with a 50.64 split, leaning at the line for the win and securing the Ducks’ fifth consecutive team title by just half of a team point over Texas.

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Senior
Throws

Bakersfield, Calif.
Shafter HS

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Anna Jelmini, Arizona State

The Bowerman Notes: Sixth career appearance on the Watch List; fourth in 2014 … Is the only woman from Arizona State who has made the list since the award’s inception.

This Season: Finished seventh in the shot put at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships … Has not yet competed in her signature outdoor discus event.

Last Season: Jelmini was perfect against collegiate competition in the discus during the 2013 outdoor season, culminating with an NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field title with a winning mark of 190-1 (57.95m) and three of the meet’s best four measurements … She bested 2013 Canadian National Champion Julie Labonte of Arizona by about five-and-a-half feet to cap a streak of seven consecutive finals in which she was the top collegian.

She was one of just two women in Division I who surpassed the 190-feet mark during the 2013 collegiate season, a feat she accomplished 13 times … The other, Shelbi Vaughan of Texas A&M, broke that barrier just once … Jelmini’s farthest effort came at the Mesa Classic, where she uncorked a throw of 198-10 (60.61m) and another pair farther than 194 feet.

She claimed the Pac-12 discus title with a mark of 191-11 (58.5m), again over Labonte, and finished third in the shot put.

In the shot put, she finished fifth at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships and 11th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Her throw of 56-11¼ (17.35m) at the NAU Tune Up was the sixth-best throw of the 2013 collegiate indoor season.

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Sophomore
Pole Vault

Round Rock, Texas
McNeil HS
South Dakota

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Kaitlin Petrillose, Texas

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Hers is the fourth appearance by a woman from Texas, joining former Watch List member and current teammate Ashley Spencer.

This Season: Broke the collegiate indoor pole vault record with an NCAA Indoor Championships-winning clearance of 15-1 (4.60m) to become the first collegiate woman to surpass 15 feet indoors and just the fourth to do it indoors or outdoors … After successfully completing a third attempt at 14-7¼ (4.45m), she only missed once on her next three heights, including a second-attempt clearance for the winning height … Moved into a tie for the No. 10 spot on the all-time U.S. indoor performers list with the vault … Won titles at the Big 12 Championships and New Mexico Classic with heights better than 14-5.

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Senior
Middle Distance

Fargo,  N.D.
Fargo South HS

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Laura Roesler, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: Fourth career appearance on the Watch List; fourth this season … Hers and teammate Phyllis Francis’ inclusions give the Ducks’ 52 total appearances on the women’s Watch List, the most in the award’s history ahead of Texas A&M’s 30.

This Season: Won the NCAA Division I Indoor title at 800 meters in 2:03.85, besting Oklahoma State’s Savannah Camacho by nearly two full seconds … Ran a leg of Oregon’s collegiate-record 4×400 relay in 51.25 to help clinch the Ducks’ fifth consecutive national team title over Texas by just .02 seconds in 3:27.40 … Ran a leg of Oregon’s fifth-place distance medley relay team … Collegiate leader at 800 meters (2:01.32) … Her win at 800 meters in 2:01.32 on Kentucky’s oversized track at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational is the second-fastest all-conditions time over the distance indoors in collegiate history, and ran a 2:02.5 split in Oregon’s DMR that ranks among the fastest in collegiate history.

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Senior
Horizontal Jumps

Clarendon, Jamaica
Vere Technical

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Shanieka Thomas, San Diego State

The Bowerman Notes: Second career appearance on the Watch List; second in 2014 … Is the only student-athlete from the Mountain West Conference, men or women, to have appeared on the Watch List.

This Season: Claimed the triple jump title at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships with a 2014 collegiate-best leap of 45-10 (13.97m), winning by nearly two feet over runner-up Marshay Ryan of Auburn … Could have won the title with four of her five measured attempts, including a leap of 45-7¾ (13.91m) on her first attempt … Won triple jump titles at the Mountain West Championships and the New Mexico Don Kirby Elite, where she jumped 45-3 (13.79m).

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Freshman
Combined Events

Marietta, Ga.
Kell HS

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Kendell Williams, Georgia

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Is the second woman from Georgia (Shaunae Miller, 2013) to have appeared on the Watch List giving the Bulldogs’ women three total appearances all time … Is the second frosh to have appeared on the Women’s Watch List this season after Oregon’s Jasmine Todd prior to the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships.

This Season: Broke the collegiate and World Junior pentathlon records with a score of 4635 en route to a national title in the event at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships … Surpassed the previous collegiate record from 2013 of 4569 held by Arkansas’ Makeba Alcide and the previous World Junior record of 4535 set by Sweden’s Carolina Klüft from 2002 … Moved to No. 5 on the all-time U.S. indoor performers list and is just the fifth woman in U.S. history to surpass 4600 points … Defeated defending NCAA pentathlon champion Erica Bougard of Mississippi State, who also surpassed Alcide’s previous collegiate record, by 49 points … Had earlier in the season broken the American Junior pentathlon record with a score of 4302 at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational, and finished runner-up at the SEC Championships to Bougard.

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