Women’s Bowerman Trophy Watch List

Women’s Post-Regular Season Watch List

Want to learn more about the 2014-15 Women’s Watch List? Click a student-athlete’s photo to go to her biography section.

Action photos courtesy: Image of Sport, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina

Senior
Combined Events

Byhalia, Mississippi
Byhalia HS

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Erica Bougard, Mississippi State

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

2015 Outdoor: Won the SEC title in the heptathlon with a score of 6250 to defeat defending national champion Kendell Williams of Georgia by nearly 250 points … Moved to No. 5 on the all-time collegiate performers list with the score, which was the eighth-best in collegiate history … Is not only ranked No. 1 in the heptathlon, but also tied for No. 9 in the high jump, No. 10 in the 100 hurdles, and No, 13 in the long jump among DI athletes in 2015 … Also scored 5962 points at the Mt. SAC Relays to finish third overall and No. 1 among collegians.

2015 Indoor: Finished runner-up to collegiate record holder Kendell Williams in the NCAA Indoor Championships pentathlon, scoring 4566 for the No. 6 score in collegiate history … Also finished sixth in the open 60-meter hurdles and ninth in the long jump at those Championships … Finished runner-up to Williams in the SEC indoor pentathlon with 4376 points.

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Senior
Sprints

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Cambridge HS
Butler County CC

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Remona Burchell, Alabama

The Bowerman Notes: Seventh Watch List appearance…2014 Semifinalist.

2015 Outdoor: Finished runner-up in the SEC 100 meters by .01 to Texas A&M’s Aaliyah Brown in 11.31 after a one-month hiatus from competition … Ran a collegiate-leading 11.04 at 100 meters at the Florida Relays, finishing runner-up to pro Michelle-Lee Ahye … Missed her career-best and the all-time collegiate list by .01 of a second, despite running into a 2.5m/s headwind (some conversions have that as a wind-neutral 10.85, which would be No. 2 in collegiate history).

2015 Indoor: Won her second straight national championship in the 60 meters at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships … Won the final in 7.12 for the third-fastest time in meet history and the sixth-fastest in collegiate history … Won by .09 over runner-up Ky Westbrook of Southern California, tied for the second-biggest margin of victory in this event since it was first included in the NCAA Championships program in 1999 … Ran 7.16 in the semifinals.

Broke the collegiate record for 60 meters, running 7.08 seconds for the win in the SEC final…Currently undefeated on the season.

 

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Senior
Middle-Distance

Clarendon, Jamaica
Manchester HS
(LSU transfer)

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Natoya Goule, Clemson

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

2015 Outdoor: Won the ACC 800 meters title in a collegiate-leading 2:01.32, and finished fourth in the 400 at 52.83 … Finished runner-up in the Florida Relays 800 meters in a collegiate-leading 2:01.63 … Ran a leg of Clemson’s third-ranked 4×400 relay in a second-place finish at Florida.

2015 Indoor: Won the NCAA Indoor Championships 800 in a meet-record time of 2:01.64…Is now the third-fastest woman indoors in the event in collegiate history… Ran a leg on Clemson’s fourth-place 4×400 team at nationals.

During the regular season, she finished sixth as the only collegian in the Armory Track Invitational in 2:02.78 … Ran numerous 400 and 4×400 races, including a career-best 53.33 at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational in early February.

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Senior
Hurdles

Clayton, North Carolina
Clayton HS
(Clemson transfer)

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Kendra Harrison, Kentucky

The Bowerman Notes: Tenth career Watch List appearance.

2015 Outdoor: Won the SEC title in the 100-meter hurdles in 12.50, moving up to No. 3 on the all-time collegiate performers list with the fourth-fastest time in collegiate history … Finished runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.60 … Moved into a share of the No. 10 spot on the all-time collegiate performances list in the 100-meter hurdles in 12.62 to win the Tom Jones Memorial Classic … Ran a then-collegiate-leading 54.94 to win the Florida Relays 400-meter hurdles by nearly a second … In terms of peformances in the month of March, hers is the fastest ever by a collegian, the third fastest by an American, and tied for the 24th-fastest time in the history of the world (per alltime-athletics.com) … Won both the 100-meter hurdles and the open 200 at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational in 12.94w (+2.4m/s) and 23.69, respectively.

2015 Indoor: Won the 60 meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships…Ran a time of 7.87 seconds, tying her for the third fastest hurdler in collegiate history.

Opened up her season at the SEC Championships with a win and a career best 7.92 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles…Also ran a leg on Kentucky’s runner-up 4×400 meter relay at the SEC meet.

 

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Senior
Pole Vault

Greenville, S.C.
Greenville HS
(UNC Transfer)

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Sandi Morris, Arkansas

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

2015 Outdoor: Broke the collegiate record at the SEC Championships with a clearance of 15-5.75 (4.72m) on her first attempt, reclaiming the collegiate record that had been broken twice by Watch List rival Demi Payne … Cleared 15-1.75 (4.62m) on her second attempt to give her three of the top five clearances in collegiate history … Vaulted 14-9 (4.50m) at the Arkansas Twilight and 14-9.5 (4.51m) at the Drake Relays … Temporarily broke the collegiate outdoor pole vault record with a first-attempt clearance at 15-1.75 (4.62m) at the John McDonnell Invitational, surpassing by one centimeter the old standard held by former Bowerman Trophy finalist Tina Sutej of Arkansas … Her record had since been topped by rival Demi Payne of Stephen F. Austin … Won her outdoor debut at the Texas Relays at 14-11 (4.55m) … Won the Stanford Invitational at 14-7.25 (4.45m).

2015 Indoor: Won the NCAA Indoor Championships pole vault on her home runway … Equaled the NCAA meet record with a second-attempt clearance at 4.60m (15-1) to win by 10 centimeters over Duke’s Megan Clark … Achieved her fifth clearance this season of 15 feet or higher, tied with rival Watch List member Demi Payne for the most in collegiate indoor history.

Briefly held the collegiate indoor women’s pole vault record before it was broken by current record holder and rival Watch List member Demi Payne … Earlier this season set the former collegiate record with a third-attempt clearance of 15-1.5 (4.61m) at the Arkansas-Texas dual…Won the SEC Championships with a vault of 15-3.5 (4.66m), the best at sea level in college history.

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Junior
Sprints

Carrollton, Texas
Newman Smith HS

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Courtney Okolo, Texas

The Bowerman Notes: 2014 Finalist…Ninth Watch List appearance.

2015 Outdoor: Won the Big 12 400 meters title in 51.55 after running 51.31 in the prelims, anchored the winning 4×400 relay, and ran a leg of the winning 4×100 … Won the 400 at the Michael Johnson Classic in her individual debut in a collegiate-leading 50.99 … Anchored the winning 4×400 at the Penn Relays, and ran a leg of the runner-up 4×100.

2015 Indoor: Won the 400-meters title at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in a season-best 51.12 by four-tenths of a second over Arkansas’ Taylor Ellis-Watson … Ran the meet’s top semifinals time in 51.89 … anchored the winning 4×400 relay in 50.36 to a team time of 3:28.48 for the fifth-fastest time in collegiate history.

Entering NCAAs, had the fastest 400 meter time (51.35 seconds) and a leg on the fastest 4×400 meter relay (3:29.36) in the NCAA in 2015…Won the 600 yards at the Big 12 championships in 1:18.24 and finished fourth in the 400 meters half an hour later.

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Senior
Pole Vault

New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels HS
(Kansas transfer)

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Demi Payne, Stephen F. Austin

The Bowerman Notes: Fifth appearance on the Watch List.

2015 Outdoor: Cleared 15-5.5 (4.71m) at the Southland Championships to establish a new collegiate record for the second time in three weekends, but her mark has since been topped by Watch List rival Sandi Morris … Cleared that historic height on her second attempt after a first-attempt clearance at 15-1 (4.60m), giving her five of the nine highest clearances in collegiate history … Broke the collegiate record at the Drake Relays with a runner-up mark of 15-3.5 (4.66m), defeating former collegiate record holder Sandi Morris head-to-head … Vaulted 15-1.5 (4.61m) earlier in that same week at the Drake Relays Street Vault … Vaulted 14-9.5 (4.51m) at the Longhorn Invitational. and cleared heights of 14-9 (4.50m) at the Texas Invitational and the SFA Skechers Carl Kight Invitational.

2015 Indoor: No-heighted at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships … Broke the indoor pole vault collegiate record three times, and has the two best college marks indoors or out… With a first-attempt clearance of 15-7 (4.75m) [at altitude] at the New Mexico Lobo Collegiate Invitational, she moved up to a share of No. 3 on the all-time U.S. Indoor list, and a share of No. 11 on the IAAF World list … No American has ever jumped higher in the month of January, and only three women in the history of the world have jumped higher in January… initially broke Sandi Morris’ collegiate record the week prior with a first-attempt clearance of 15-2.25 (4.63m) at Texas A&M … Won the USATF indoor championship in Boston.

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Junior
Sprints/Jumps

Clovis, Calif.
Clovis HS

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Jenna Prandini, Oregon

The Bowerman Notes: 2014 Semifinalist … Seventh career appearance on the Watch List

2015 Outdoor: Did not compete at the Pac-12 Championships due to a reported illness … Ran the No. 2 time at 100 meters in collegiate history with a winning time of 10.92 at the Mt. SAC Relays, which is the fastest time by a collegian not achieved at altitude … Ran a collegiate-leading 22.42 at 200 meters in that same meet … Ran a leg of the winning sprint medley relay at the Penn Relays … Won the long jump at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational with a fifth-ranked leap of 21-0.5 (6.41m) into a 1.6m/s headwind – her lone fair jump of the 2015 outdoor season … ran a leg of the fourth-ranked 4×100 relay team at the Trojan Invitational.

2015 Indoor: Posted a meet-best 23 points at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships … Won the long jump title with a collegiate-leading leap of 21-10 (6.65m) using just two attempts to win by 12 centimeters … Ran a 2015 collegiate-best 22.52 in the 200-meter semifinals for the ninth-fastest time in colelgiate history … Finished runner-up in the 200 meters final in 22.74 … Ran 7.15 in the 60-meter prelims to miss the top qualifying time by just .002 … finished fourth at 60 meters in 7.24.

Entered NCAAs ranked fifth among collegians in the long jump at 21-2.5 (6.46m), fifth in the 60 meters at 7.17 (converted to 7.19 for altitude), and second in the 200 meters at 22.87 (converted to 22.94 for altitude) … Won the 60 meters at the MPSF championships

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RS Senior
High Jump

Gros-Islet, Saint Lucia
St. Joseph’s Convent

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Jeannelle Scheper, South Carolina

The Bowerman Notes: First career Watch List appearance.

2015 Outdoor: Defeated three-time NCAA DI high jump champion Leontia Kallenou of Georgia head-to-head to win the SEC title at 6-5 (1.96m) … She cleared the height on her first attempt, moving her into a share of the No. 6 spot on the all-time collegiate performers list … Also holds a share of the 10th-highest jump in collegiate history with a 6-4.75 (1.95m) clearance to win the Florida Relays … Has gone undefeated in six finals this year, including a win at the Penn Relays … Has cleared at least 1.90m in four of those meets.

2015 Indoor: Did not compete.

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Junior
Throws

Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield Legacy HS

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Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M

The Bowerman Notes: 2014 Semifinalist… Ninth career Watch List appearance.

2015 Outdoor: Leads all collegians in the discus throw at 201-8 (61.48m), which was good to win the Texas Relays by more than 14 feet (nearly 4.5 meters) … Leads all collegians by eight feet (more than two meters) … Has recorded the three farthest throws of the 2015 collegiate season … Won the Arizona State Sun Angel Classic at 192-7 (58.70m) and the Stanford Invitational at 194-2 (59.19m) … Has thrown 190-0 (57.91m) or farther 10 times this season, compared to just three for the remainder of the country.

2015 Indoor: Specialty discus event is not contested indoors … Contested the weight throw for the first time in her career, including a career-best throw of 17.23m at the SEC Championships.

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