Women’s Watch List Info

Women’s April Watch List

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Sophomore
Sprints

Aurora, Ill.
Waubonsie Valley HS

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Morolake Akinosun, Texas

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Is the third woman from Texas to have been included on the Watch List, joining former member Ashley Spencer — a two-time The Bowerman Semifinalist — and current member Kaitlin Petrillose … Texas has now been represented on the Women’s Watch List six times.

Outdoor: Won the Texas Relays 100 meters title with Division I’s top qualifying time in 11.10w (+2.7 m/s) to rank third in the world in 2014 on the all-conditions list … Defeated Watch List rival Dezerea Bryant of Kentucky by .03 of a second to claim the Texas Relays title … Ran 11.29 (+2.0 m/s) in the prelims at the Texas Relays … Finished runner-up as the top collegian at the Texas Invitational at 100 meters in 11.24w (+2.6 m/s) ahead of teammate and two-time The Bowerman Semifinalist Ashley Spencer.

Indoor: Finished fourth at 60 meters in a career-best 7.23 at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships … Won the Big 12 60 meters title in 7.29 and was runner-up at 200 meters in 23.54.

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Junior
Sprints

Baton Rouge, La.
Magnet HS

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Kamaria Brown, Texas A&M

The Bowerman Notes: Sixth career Watch List appearance; fifth in 2014 (once in 2012)… Combined with teammate Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M has been represented 32 times on the Women’s Watch List, second behind the Oregon women’s 54 since the Watch List debuted in 2010.

Outdoor: Finished runner-up at 400 meters in 52.97 at the Arizona State Sun Angel Classic in her first individual competition of the 2014 outdoor season.

Indoor: 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: Fourth career appearance on The Bowerman Watch List, fourth in 2014 … Bryant and teammate Kendra Harrison combined account for six total appearances for the Wildcats.

Outdoor: Finished runner-up at 100 meters in 11.13w (+2.7 m/s) at the Texas Relays to rival Watch List member Morolake Akinosun of Texas … Finished third at 200 meters in 22.88 (-1.6 m/s) at the Florida Relays.

Indoor: 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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Senior
Distance

Topsfield, Mass.
Masconomet Regional HS

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Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth

The Bowerman Notes: Semifinalist for The Bowerman in 2013 … 10th career appearance on the Watch List; fifrth in 2014 … Is the active leader in career women’s Watch List appearances, and the 10th woman to earn double-digit appearances since the Watch List debuted in 2010 … Accounts for all 10 appearances by Dartmouth and Ivy League women.

Outdoor: Has not yet competed outdoors in 2014.

Indoor: 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: Fourth career appearance on the Watch List; fourth in 2014. Hers and teammate Laura Roesler’s inclusions mark 54 total appearances on the women’s Watch List, the most in the award’s history since the Watch List debuted in 2014, ahead of Texas A&M’s 32.

Outdoor: Won the Pepsi Dual 200 meters against Arizona in 22.82w (+2.5 m/s) in her lone individual competition of the 2014 outdoor season to this point.

Indoor: 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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Junior
Hurdles/Sprints

Clayton, N.C.
Clayton HS/
Clemson

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Kendra Harrison, Kentucky

The Bowerman Notes: Second career appearance on the Watch List; second in 2014 … Harrison and teammate Dezerea Bryant combined account for six total appearances for the Wildcats.

Outdoor: Collegiate leader and fifth in the World in the 100-meter hurdles with her 12.68w (+2.1 m/s) win at the Texas Relays, and No. 2 among collegians and equal to No. 5 in the world in the 400-meter hurdles in 56.60 with a win at the Florida Relays …

Indoor: Finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles in a blanket finish in 7.94 at altitude in New Mexico to move to a tie at the No. 9 position on the all-time collegiate performers list … Won the SEC title in the 60-meter hurdles in 7.94 … Ran 8.00 or faster six different times in the 60-meter hurdles.

 

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Sophomore
Pole Vault

Round Rock, Texas
McNeil HS
South Dakota

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Kaitlin Petrillose, Texas

The Bowerman Notes: Second career appearance on the Watch List; second in 2014… Combined with current Watch List teammate Morolake Akinosun, the Longhorns have been represented on the Women’s Watch List a total of six times.

Outdoor: Won the Texas Relays with a collegiate-leading clearance of 14-9 (4.50m), and also claimed the Texas Invitational pole vault title with a mark of 14-8 (4.47m) … Ranked third in the world and leads all collegians by nearly two inches.

Indoor: 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: Fifth career appearance on the Watch List; fifth in 2014 … Hers and teammate Phyllis Francis’ inclusions give the Ducks’ 54 total appearances on the women’s Watch List, the most in the award’s history ahead of Texas A&M’s 32.

Outdoor: Ran a collegiate-leading 2:01.10 over 800 meters to win at the Pepsi Dual against Arizona … Opened her outdoor season with a 4:19.44 personal best at 1500 meters at the Oregon Preview.

Indoor: 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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Sophomore
Throws

Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield Legacy HS

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Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M

The Bowerman Notes: First career appearance on the Watch List … Becomes the seventh different woman from Texas A&M to have been included on the Watch List, second behind Oregon’s eight … Combines with teammate Kamaria Brown to give Texas A&M 32 total appearances, also second to Oregon’s 54.

Outdoor: Collegiate leader in the discus with a mark of 199-3 (60.74m) to win at the Arizona Sun Angel Classic by nearly 27 feet over defending national champion Anna Jelmini of ASU … Moved up to No. 10 on the all-time American collegiate performers list past Jelmini … Owns the top seven collegiate throws of 2014, including winning marks of 198-10 (60.61m) at the Texas Relays and 198-5 (60.49m) at the Stanford Invitational.

Indoor: Did not compete.

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Freshman
Combined Events

Marietta, Ga.
Kell HS

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Kendell Williams, Georgia

The Bowerman Notes: Second career appearance on the Watch List; second in 2014… Is the second woman from Georgia (Shaunae Miller, 2013) to have appeared on the Watch List giving the Bulldogs’ women four total appearances all time.

Outdoor: Broke the long-standing U.S. Junior Record in the heptathlon with a collegiate-leading 6018 at the Georgia Bulldog Heptathlon, surpassing the former record of 5678 by Ellannee Richardson of Washington State in 1999 and the all-time U.S. Junior best 5754w by Jackie Joyner-Kersee of UCLA in 1981 … Ranked second of three women in the world who have posted scores better than 6000 points so far in 2014, and leads all collegians by by more than 400 points.

Indoor: 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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