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Stan Becton | NCAA.com | May 24, 2023

The 2023 Bowerman watch list for men's and women's NCAA track and field

Previewing the 2023 DI outdoor track and field championships

The 2023 track and field is underway and it's time for an early look at potential winners of the Bowerman, an annual award presented to the most outstanding athletes in collegiate track and field.

Here's latest watchlist highlighting some of the best in DI track and field.

Watch list update No. 6

The women's watch list saw Alia Armstrong return for the first time since preseason and Michaela Rose and Ackelia Smith make their career debuts. The men's watch list saw Kenneth Rooks and Ryan Willie make their career debuts. 

The Bowerman watch list update No.  6 (May 17 & 18)
Gender Athlete School Events
Women Julien Alfred Texas Sprints
  Alia Armstrong LSU Sprints/Hurdles
  Jasmine Moore Florida Jumps
  Ackera Nugent Arkansas Sprints/Hurdles
  Michaela Rose* LSU Mid-Distance
  Masai Russell Kentucky Sprints/Hurdles
  Ackelia Smith Texas Jumps
  Katelyn Tuohy NC State Mid-Distance/Distance
  Jorinde Van Klinken Oregon Throws
  Britton Wilson Arkansas Sprints
Men Mykolas Alekna California Discus
  Kyle Garland Georgia Combined Events
  Jordan Geist Arizona Throws
  Sondre Guttormsen Princeton Pole Vault
  Jaydon Hibbert Arkansas Jumps
  Dylan Jacobs Tennessee Distance
  Fouad Messaoudi Oklahoma State Mid-Distance
  Ayden Owens-Delerme Arkansas Combined Events/Hurdles
  Kenneth Rooks* BYU Distance/Steeple
  Ryan Willie* Florida Sprints

* watch list career debuts

The following athletes received votes:

  • Women | Rhasidat Adeleke |¬†Texas¬†| Sprints
  • Women | Talitha Diggs |¬†Florida | Sprints
  • Women | Axelina Johansson | Nebraska | Throws
  • Men | Caleb Dean |¬†Texas Tech | Sprints/Hurdles
  • Men | Elija Godwin |¬†Georgia | Sprints
  • Men | Duncan Hamilton |¬†Montana State | Distance/Steeple
  • Men | Terrence Jones |¬†Texas Tech | Sprints
  • Men | Wayne Pinnock |¬†Arkansas | Jumps
  • Men | Keyshawn Strachan |¬†Auburn | Javelin
  • Men | Cordell Tinch |¬†Pittsburg State | Hurdles/Jumps
  • Men | Vernon Turner | Oklahoma | High Jump

Future Watch list dates for the Bowerman 

 
Event Women's Dates Men's Dates
Post-NCAA Prelims June 5 June 6
Post-NCAA Outdoor June 19 June 20
Finalists June 26 June 27
Winner December TBD December TBD

Typically, the Bowerman watch list will release on the dates below at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesdays for women and 4 p.m. ET on Thursday for men. The dates in June are tentative as of Jan. 13. The winner will be announced at the 2023 USTFCCCA convention in Denver during December.

Throughout the season, only 10 men and 10 women will make each official watch list update. Athletes who received votes will also be listed. Three men and three women will be named finalists in late June, with the 2023 men's and women's Bowerman winners announced in December at the annual USTFCCCA convention in Denver, Colorado. The Bowerman watch list is selected by the watch list committee, a subcommittee of the full Bowerman Advisory Board.

2022 BOWERMAN: Trey Cunningham wins men's Bowerman | Abby Steiner wins women's Bowerman

Past watch lists

Checkout the every 2023 watch list below.

Watch list update No. 5

The women's watch list remained the same from update No. 4 to update No. 5. Arizona's Jordan Geist and Oklahoma State's Fouad Messaoudi are the two newest entrants to the men's watch list.

The Bowerman watch list update No.  5 (May 3 & 4)
Gender Athlete School Events
Women Rhasidat Adeleke Texas Sprints
  Julien Alfred Texas Sprints
  Talitha Diggs Florida Sprints
  Lamara Distin Texas A&M Jumps
  Jasmine Moore Florida Jumps
  Ackera Nugent Arkansas Sprints/Hurdles
  Masai Russell Kentucky Sprints/Hurdles
  Katelyn Tuohy NC State Mid-Distance/Distance
  Jorinde Van Klinken Oregon Throws
  Britton Wilson Arkansas Sprints
Men Mykolas Alekna California Discus
  Kyle Garland Georgia Combined Events
  Jordan Geist Arizona Throws
  Sondre Guttormsen Princeton Pole Vault
  Jaydon Hibbert Arkansas Jumps
  Dylan Jacobs Tennessee Distance
  Terrence Jones Texas Tech Sprints
  Fouad Messaoudi* Oklahoma State Mid-Distance
  Ayden Owens-Delerme Arkansas Combined Events
  Keyshawn Strachan Auburn Javelin

* watch list career debuts

The following athletes received votes:

  • Women | Michaela Rose | LSU | Mid-Distance
  • Men | Drew Bosley | Northern Arizona | Distance
  • Men | Zach Bradford | Texas Tech | Pole Vault
  • Men | Cameron Crump | Mississippi State | Jumps
  • Men | Caleb Dean | Texas Tech | Sprints/Hurdles
  • Men | Branson Ellis | Stephen F. Austin | Pole Vault
  • Men | Elija Godwin | Georgia | Sprints

Watch list update No. 4

The Bowerman watch list update No. 4 (April 19 & 20)
Gender Athlete School Events
Women Rhasidat Adeleke Texas Sprints
  Julien Alfred Texas Sprints
  Talitha Diggs Florida Sprints
  Lamara Distin Texas A&M Jumps
  Jasmine Moore Florida Jumps
  Ackera Nugent* Arkansas Sprints/Hurdles
  Masai Russell Kentucky Sprints/Hurdles
  Katelyn Tuohy NC State Mid-Distance/Distance
  Jorinde Van Klinken Oregon Throws
  Britton Wilson Arkansas Sprints
Men Mykolas Alekna California Discus
  Drew Bosley Northern Arizona Distance
  Kyle Garland Georgia Combined Events
  Elija Godwin Georgia Sprints
  Sondre Guttormsen Princeton Pole Vault
  Jaydon Hibbert Arkansas Jumps
  Dylan Jacobs Tennessee Distance
  Terrence Jones * Texas Tech Sprints
  Ayden Owens-Delerme Arkansas Combined Events
  Keyshawn Strachan* Auburn Javelin

* watch list career debuts

The following athletes received votes:

  • Women | Favour Ofili¬†| LSU | Sprints
  • Women | Michaela Rose | LSU | Mid-Distance
  • Women | Juliette¬†Whittaker | Stanford¬†| Mid-Distance
  • Men |¬†Sean Burrell |¬†LSU | Hurdles
  • Men |¬†Cameron Crump |¬†Mississippi State | Jumps
  • Men |¬†Branson Ellis |¬†Stephen F. Austin | Pole Vault
  • Men |¬†Jordan Geist |¬†Arizona | Throws
  • Men |¬†Fouad Messaoudi | Oklahoma State |Mid-Distance
  • Men |¬†Tarsis Orogot |¬†Alabama¬†| Sprints

Watch list update No. 3

The Bowerman watch list update No. 3 (March 22 & 23)
Gender Athlete School Events
Women Julien Alfred Texas Sprints
  Talitha Diggs Florida Sprints
  Lamara Distin Texas A&M Jumps
  Jasmine Moore Florida Jumps
  Ackera Nugent* Arkansas Sprints/Hurdles
  Masai Russell Kentucky Sprints/Hurdles
  Katelyn Tuohy NC State Mid-Distance/Distance
  Jorinde Van Klinken Oregon Throws
  Roisin Willis* Stanford Mid-Distance
  Britton Wilson Arkansas Sprints
Men Mykolas Alekna California Discus
  Drew Bosley Northern Arizona Distance
  Sean Burrell LSU Hurdles
  Kyle Garland Georgia Combined Events
  Elija Godwin Georgia Sprints
  Sondre Guttormsen Princeton Pole Vault
  Jaydon Hibbert* Arkansas Jumps
  Dylan Jacobs Tennessee Distance
  Carey McLeod* Arkansas Jumps
  Ayden Owens-Delerme Arkansas Combined Events

* watch list career debuts

The following athletes received votes:

  • Women |¬†Favour Ofili | LSU | Sprints
  • Women | Rhasidat Adeleke | Texas | Sprints
  • Men | Matthew Boling |¬†Georgia | Sprints/Jumps)
  • Men | Zach Bradford |¬†Texas Tech | Pole Vault
  • Men | Cameron Crump |¬†Mississippi State | Jumps
  • Men | Anass Essayi |¬†South Carolina | Mid-Distance
  • Men | Jordan Geist | Arizona¬†| Throws

Watch list update No. 2

The Bowerman watch list update No. 2 (March 1 & 2)
Gender Athlete School Events
Women Rhasidat Adeleke* Texas Sprints
  Julien Alfred Texas Sprints
  Talitha Diggs Florida Sprints
  Lamara Distin Texas A&M Jumps
  Jasmine Moore Florida Jumps
  Favour Ofili LSU Sprints
  Masai Russell Kentucky Sprints/Hurdles
  Katelyn Tuohy NC State Mid-Distance/Distance
  Jorinde Van Klinken Oregon Throws
  Britton Wilson Arkansas Sprints
Men Mykolas Alekna California Discus
  Drew Bosley Northern Arizona Distance
  Sean Burrell LSU Hurdles
  Cameron Crump* Mississippi State Jump
  Anass Essayi* South Carolina Mid-Distance
  Kyle Garland Georgia Combined Events
  Elija Godwin* Georgia Sprints
  Sondre Guttormsen Princeton Pole Vault
  Dylan Jacobs* Tennessee Distance
  Ayden Owens-Delerme Arkansas Combined Events

* watch list career debuts

The following athletes received votes:

  • Women | Michaela Rose | LSU | Mid-Distance
  • Women | Roisin Willis | Stanford | Mid-Distance
  • Men | Matthew Boling | Georgia | Sprints/Jumps
  • Men | Jordan Geist | Arizona | Throws
  • Men | Jaydon Hibbert | Arkansas | Jumps
  • Men | Terrence Jones | Texas Tech | Sprints
  • Men | Jacory Patterson | Florida | Sprints
  • Men | Joe Waskom | Washington | Mid-Distance
  • Men | Micah Williams | Oregon | Sprints

Watch list update No. 1

The Bowerman watch list update No. 1 (Feb. 1)
Gender Athlete School Events
Women Julien Alfred Texas Sprints
  Adelaide Aquilla Ohio State Throws
  Talitha Diggs Florida Sprints
  Lamara Distin Texas A&M Jumps
  Jasmine Moore Florida Jumps
  Favour Ofili LSU Sprints
  Masai Russell* Kentucky Sprints/Hurdles
  Katelyn Tuohy NC State Mid-Distance/Distance
  Jorinde Van Klinken Oregon Throws
  Britton Wilson Arkansas Sprints
Men Mykolas Alekna Cal Throws
  Matthew Boling Georgia Sprints/Jumps
  Drew Bosley* Northern Arizona Distance
  Sean "Squirrel" Burrell LSU Hurdles
  Kyle Garland Georgia Combined Events
  Sondre Guttormsen Princeton Pole Vault
  Zach McWhorter Duke Pole Vault
  Ayden Owens-Delerme Arkansas Combined Events
  Joe Waskom* Washington Mid-Distance
  Micah Williams Oregon Sprints

* watch list career debuts

The following athletes received votes:

  • Women | Michaela Rose | LSU | Mid-Distance
  • Women | Kennedy Simon | Texas | Sprints
  • Women | Roisin Willis | Stanford | Mid-Distance
  • Men| Christopher Bailey | Arkansas | Sprints
  • Men | Jordan Geist |¬†Arizona | Throws
  • Men | Charles Hicks | Stanford |Distance
  • Men | Dylan Jacobs | Tennessee | Distance
  • Men | Carey McLeod | Arkansas | Jumps
  • Men | Wayne Pinnock |¬†Arkansas | Jumps
  • Men | Turner Washington | Arizona State | Throws
  • Men | Nico Young |¬†Northern Arizona |Distance

Preseason watch list

The Bowerman preseason watch list (Jan. 10)
Gender Athlete School Events
Women Julien Alfred Texas Sprints
  Adelaide Aquilla Ohio State Throws
  Alia Armstrong LSU Sprints/Hurdles
  Talitha Diggs Florida Sprints
  Lamara Distin Texas A&M Jumps
  Jasmine Moore Florida Jumps
  Favour Ofili LSU Sprints
  Camryn Rogers Cal Throws
  Jorinde Van Klinken Oregon Throws
  Britton Wilson Arkansas Sprints
Men Mykolas Alekna Cal Throws
  Matthew Boling Georgia Sprints/Jumps
  Sean "Squirrel" Burrell LSU Hurdles
  Kyle Garland Georgia Combined Events
  Sondre Guttormsen Princeton Pole Vault
  Charles Hicks Stanford Distance
  Ayden Owens-Delerme Arkansas Combined Events
  Wayne Pinnock Arkansas Jumps
  Turner Washington Arizona State Throws
  Nico Young Northern Arizona Distance

The following athletes received votes:

  • Women | Grace Stark | Florida | Sprints/Hurdles
  • Women | Katelyn Tuohy | NC State | Mid-Distance/Distance
  • Men| Jordan Geist | Arizona | Throws
  • Men| Eliud Kipsang | Alabama | Mid-Distance
  • Men| Carey McLeod | Arkansas | Jumps
  • Men| Zach McWhorter | Duke | Pole Vault
  • Men| Marc Minichello | Georgia | Javelin
  • Men| Jacory Patterson | Florida | Sprints
  • Men| Claudio Romero | LSU | Throws
  • Men| Micah Williams | Oregon | Sprints

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