D’Agostino, Coburn & Miller Added to Post-Indoor The Bowerman Women’s Watch List

March 14, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – With the indoor collegiate season now in the books, the Bowerman Watch List Committee released Thursday its post-indoor women’s Watch List for The Bowerman that includes a new collegiate record-holder and a number of NCAA Champions – including a pair of double winners.

A combined 12 NCAA titles were won by members of the Watch List, including double championships from Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino (3000/5000) – reappearing on the Watch List after a brief stint among those "Also Mentioned" – and Andrea Geubelle of Kansas (triple jump/long jump).

Tia Brooks had herself quite a weekend, as well, not only winning a title in the shot put but setting a new collegiate record along the way with a mark of 63-¾ (19.22m), while Brianna Rollins of Clemson recorded two more 60 hurdles performances approaching her collegiate record.

D’Agostino, Colorado’s Emma Coburn and Georgia’s Shaunae Miller are the new additions to this edition of the Watch List, with D’Agostino and Coburn making return appearances and Miller added for the first time.

Reigning The Bowerman winner Kimberlyn Duncan, who became the first sprinter to win three straight indoor titles with her back-to-back-to-back championships at 200 meters, makes her 16th appearance on the Watch List, second-most all-time.

Below are the Watch Listers’ accomplishments through the indoor season.

The Bowerman Official Watch List, Post-Indoor 2013

(Updated March 13, 2013. Listed in alphabetical order by last name.)

NAME YEAR SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Brigetta Barrett SR Arizona High Jump Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Tia Brooks RS SR Oklahoma Throws Grand Rapids, Mich.
Emma Coburn SR Colorado Distance Crested Butte, Colo.
Abbey D’Agostino JR Dartmouth Distance Topsfield, Mass.
Kimberlyn Duncan SR LSU Sprints Katy, Texas
English Gardner JR Oregon Sprints Voorhees, N.J.
Andrea Geubelle SR Kansas Jumps University Place, Wash.
Shaunae Miller FR Georgia Sprints Nassau, Bahamas
Brianna Rollins RS JR Clemson Hurdles Miami, Fla.
Aurieyall Scott JR UCF Sprints Greenbelt, Md.

 

QUICKLY – The Watch List

Brigetta Barrett, Arizona

This Season: Has won 25 of 26 high jump events – indoors and outdoors – against collegians dating back to the beginning of the 2012 indoor season, and is undefeated indoors. Won the NCAA Indoor high jump with a collegiate-leading 6-4¾ (1.95m) with only one miss through seven heights. Missed three attempts at the collegiate record at 6-6¼ (1.99m). Cleared a then-collegiate-leading 6-3¼ (1.91m) in her season debut at the Razorback Invitational. Won the MPSF high jump title with a clearance of 6-2 (1.88m). Finished runner-up in the Millrose Games high jump at 6-1½ (1.87m).

Tia Brooks, Oklahoma

This Season: Broke the collegiate shot put record with a mark of 63-¾ (19.22m) en route to win the NCAA Indoor shot put title. Became the first woman in collegiate history to surpass 63 feet, and is now ranked No. 4 all-time among American women and No. 5 in the world for 2013. She bested Laura Gerraughty of North Carolina’s 2004 record of 62-10 (19.15m). With another mark of 62-2½ (18.96m) at the NCAA meet, she now owns three of the five best throws in collegiate history. Has won 11 of 12 shot put events dating back to the 2012 indoor season. Launched a mark of 61-6¾ (18.76m) in her season debut at the J.D. Martin Invitational, giving her the collegiate lead and making her the only collegiate woman to surpass 60 feet.  Owns the top 16 collegiate throws of 2013, and leads the nation by more than three feet. Claimed the Big 12 title in the shot put with a winning mark of 60-9¼ (18.52m), but each of her four legal throws would have won the event.

Emma Coburn, Colorado

This Season: Became just the second collegiate woman to run two sub-4:30.00 indoor miles, joining Texas Tech’s Sally Kipyego from 2009. Won the NCAA Indoor mile title in 4:29.91, the seventh-fastest time in indoor collegiate history.  In her only other race this indoor season, she finished fourth and first among collegians in the Millrose Games’ Wanamaker Mile in 4:29.86, making her the fifth-fastest collegiate performer in the indoor mile all-time.

Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth

This Season: Completed just the third 3000/5000 meters double NCAA Indoor Championship by a woman in the history of the meet, and became the first American woman to do so. Won both events by more than five seconds, running an indoor career-best 15:28.11 at 5000 meters and 9:01.08 at 3000 meters. Finished the season ranked with the fastest time at 3000 meters, No. 2 in the mile (4:30.03), No. 3 at 5000 meters and No. 4 at 1000 meters (2:45.42.) Claimed Ivy League Indoor titles in the mile and at 5000 meters. Has won 14 of 16 individual event finals, ranging from the 1500 to the cross country 6k, dating back to the 2012 outdoor season, including the 2012 cross country season, where she finished runner-up at the NCAA Championships.

Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU

This Season: Second all-time with 16 Watch List appearances. Won an NCAA Indoor title at 200 meters in 22.58, the ninth-fastest time in collegiate history, becoming the first sprinter – male or female – to win three straight NCAA titles indoors. Won 20 of her past 21 finals in the 200 against collegians, edged out only once by fellow Watch Lister Aurieyall Scott of UCF by .04 at the Razorback Invitational. Reclaimed 2013’s fastest collegiate time at 200 meters with her SEC Championship-winning 22.54, placing her fifth on the all-time indoor collegiate performers list and giving her the sixth-fastest time in indoor college history.Won an SEC title at 60 meters.

English Gardner, Oregon

This Season: Finished runner-up at 60  meters (7.15) at the NCAA Indoor Championships and ran a leg of the 4×400 relay that clinched an Oregon team championship from the first heat. Won the Millrose Games 60 in 7.19, defeating three Olympians in her season debut in the event. Claimed the MPSF title at 60 meters in 7.24, and ran a leg of the Ducks’ victorious 4×400 relay team. Is currently ranked third in a three-way tie at 60 meters. Has only lost once in 13 career finals between the indoor 60 and outdoor 100.

Andrea Geubelle, Kansas

This Season: Won NCAA Indoor titles in both the long jump and triple jump, marking the first time since 2003 that double has been completed indoors. Won the triple jump – her 13th win in her last 15 against collegians dating back to 2012 indoor – with a collegiate-leading mark of 46-6¼ (14.18m), placing her fourth on the all-time collegiate performers list. She has won all four competitions in the long jump this season including wins at the NCAA Championships, Big 12 Championships and the Armory Collegiate Invitational where she posted a collegiate-leading jump of 21-11½ (6.69m), just a quarter inch shy of placing her among the top 10 collegians all-time. Won an individual title in the Big 12 triple jump, recording a mark of 44-3¼ (13.49m).

Shaunae Miller, Georgia

This Season: Won the NCAA Indoor title at 400 meters with a winning time of 50.88, making her the fifth-fastest performer in collegiate history and tying her for the No. 2 spot on the world list for 2013, just .03 off the world lead.. Beat two of the top 10 fastest performers in collegiate history in Arkansas’ Regina George (No. 8 ) and Illinois’ Ashley Spencer (No. 10) en route to becoming just the seventh collegiate woman to go sub-51.00 indoors, and the only woman to do so this season. Ran the 10th-fastest time in indoor collegiate history in the prelims, clocking in at 51.14.

Brianna Rollins, Clemson

This Season: Owns five of the top 10 times in collegiate history in the 60 hurdles and the three fastest times in the world this season, including the collegiate record of 7.78. Won an NCAA Indoor title in the 60 hurdles with a 7.79 in the finals, giving her the second-fastest time in collegiate history, and qualified with a time of 7.82, giving her the third-fastest time in collegiate history. Broke the all-time collegiate record in the 60 hurdles in her season debut, scorching to a 7.78 and becoming the first collegiate woman to dip under 7.80. Beat the previous record of 7.84 held by USC’s Virginia Powell since 2006. Has won nine of 10 60 hurdles finals dating back to her individual national championship in 2011. Owns seven of the eight fastest times in the nation this season. Claimed the ACC title in the 60 hurdles by nearly a quarter of a second with a 7.90 in the finals.

Aurieyall Scott, UCF

This Season: Won an NCAA Indoor title at 60 meters in 7.13, and finished runner-up at 200 meters in 22.71. Snapped reigning The Bowerman winner Kimberlyn Duncan’s winning streak of 18 consecutive wins against collegians at 200 meters, defeating her by a slim .04 margin at the Tyson Invitational in a then-nation-leading time of 22.68. Won Conference USA individual championships at 60 and 200 meters to go along with a title in the 4×400 relay, claiming the 60 in a collegiate-leading 7.13, placing her in a tie for fourth all-time among collegiate performers and giving her a share of the fifth-fastest time in collegiate history. Has won six of seven finals this season at both 60 and 200 meters.

Also Receiving Mention

NAME YEAR SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Makeba Alcide SR Arkansas Combined Events Castries, St. Lucia
Georganne Moline SR Arizona Hurdles Phoenix, Ariz.

 

ABOUT THE BOWERMAN

The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation.

Southern Utah’s Cam Levins and LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan are the reigning winners of The Bowerman, which is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman.

Past winners include Olympic gold medalist and decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton (2010), 10,000-meter Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp (2009), and 2011 IAAF World Champion at 1500 meters, Jenny Simpson (2009).

Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’s predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies.

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