Sophomore Conor McCullough has been named to The Bowerman Watch List, it was announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday, May 2.
Track & field's version of The Heisman, The Bowerman gave mention to McCullough during the indoor season. He's the first Ivy League student-athlete to be named to The Bowerman Watch List as well as the first to receive a mention on the list.
McCullough is the collegiate leader in the hammer throw by nearly seven feet. He threw a personal best of 74.01 (242-9) at the Sam Howell Invitational in April, a meet that saw him throw to 73.62 (241-6) or better three times. At the end of the indoor season, McCullough had the best mark in the nation in the weight throw at 23.19 (76-1). Of the top-10 marks, McCullough had five of them, throwing to 22.65 (74-3) or better each time.
He is one of just 10 track & field athletes across all divisions in the NCAA to earn this prestigious recognition.
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.
Florida State’s Ngoni Makusha and Texas A&M’s Jessica Beard are the reigning winners of The Bowerman, which is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman.
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.
For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy, and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.