The Best Moments In Bowerman History

On Thursday in San Antonio, Texas, the 2018 Bowerman Awards will celebrate a decade of crowning NCAA track and field’s brightest stars. And through those 10 years, the event has featured some of the greatest athletes in collegiate history.

Here are the most memorable moments from collegiate track and field’s red carpet.

Edward Cheserek Shares The Epic Story Of His 12-Hour Run In Kenya

The legend of King Cheserek was already flourishing at the end 2014 after he won three NCAA titles on the track and two straight cross country crowns in just over a year, but his incredible story of traversing rugged Kenyan terrain for 12 hours to take an exam in high school took his aura to new heights.


Jenny Simpson (née Barringer) Wins First-Ever Bowerman Award In 2009

Colorado senior Jenny Barringer was an unstoppable force on the oval in 2009, setting collegiate records across five (five!) distances in the span of less than four months: indoor mile (4:25.91), indoor 3k (8:42.03, since broken), outdoor 1500m (3:59.90), 3k steeplechase (9:25.54, since broken) and outdoor 5k (15:07.64). Barringer also ran the fastest-ever 5k in NCAA history (15:01.70) at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle that season as well, which wasn’t eligible for record purposes due to the oversized indoor track.


Lindon Victor Hilariously Interviews His Aggie Teammate Fred Kerley

Texas A&M teammates Lindon Victor and Fred Kerley both broke collegiate records in 2017 — Victor took down Trey Hardee’s decathlon mark, while Kerley was the first NCAA athlete to dip under 44 seconds for 400m in NCAA history — and the pair decided to have some fun on camera to celebrate their nominations.


Famed Nike Designer Tinker Hatfield On How The Bowerman Trophy Was Created

Nike and Jordan footwear wouldn’t be where they are today without the innovations of Tinker Hatfield, a former Oregon pole vaulter who was coached by none other than Bill Bowerman himself. In that regard, it only made sense for Hatfield to design the trophy named after one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors.

Hatfield spoke with FloTrack at the inaugural Bowerman Awards in 2009 about how the hardware design came together: 


Raevyn Rogers Wins Oregon’s Third Bowerman In Four Years In 2017

The Ducks don’t have any finalists in San Antonio this year, but last year, Oregon capped a dominant run of individual standouts with their third female Bowerman winner in four years as 800m star Raevyn Rogers won the trophy. The junior swept indoor and outdoor 800m titles for the second year in a row in 2017, and closed her career in dramatic fashion by anchoring the Ducks to the 4x400m collegiate record (3:23.13) — a victory they needed to win the team title.

Rogers joined former Ducks Laura Roesler (2014) and Jenna Prandini (2015) as Bowerman champions.  


Brown Cuts Men's Track & Field/XC

Brown University is cutting men’s track and field and cross country along with nine other varsity sports at the school, the school announced on Thursday as part of their roll out of The Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.

2020 Boston Marathon Canceled

For the first time in its 124 year history, the Boston Marathon has been canceled as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

David Rudisha Undergoes Surgery After Breaking Ankle

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Appalachian State Cuts Men's Indoor Track And Field

Appalachian State is dropping men’s indoor track and field, the latest program to make cuts to collegiate running programs since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Leo Daschbach Becomes 11th U.S. Prep To Break 4:00 With 3:59.54


On Saturday night in El Dorado Hills, California, high school senior Leo Daschbach (AZ) became the 11th U.S. prep runner to break 4:00 in the mile with his 3:59.54 clocking.

Is NCAA Track/XC Dying?


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The recent announcements of program cuts to men's cross country at Akron and men's track at Central Michigan have resurfaced a feeling of uncertainty for the future of NCAA cross country and track. Here is a breakdown of where our sport currently stands within the NCAA system.

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Understanding Resting And Maximum Heart Rate

Throughout the past years, business has combined the health and technology industries to create a society where fitness tracking has become a regular pastime. People have become more invested in their health and want fun devices to assist in that. These smartwatches and apps have made it easier than ever to know what your exact heart rate is, how many hours of sleep you get, or how far you run. However, with all the knowledge presented to you, it’s equally important to actually understand what those numbers mean to best achieve all of your fitness goals. A big part of this is knowing the different active and resting heart rate zones. 

Pre-Run And Post-Run Stretches

Stretching before and after your run can add a lot of benefits to your exercise routine. It allows you to warm up your muscles and safely progress into your run and also provides your body time to cool off and continue to activate your muscles. It’s important to set aside a couple of minutes before and after exercising so you can make sure you’re taking proper care of your body. 

The History Of Track And Field

Track and field has been around since the start of the Olympics in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C. It was created alongside religious events and celebrations for the Greek gods where men (no women were allowed) could show off their athletic abilities. From there it spread to the Romans who continued the games until the Christian Emperor Theodosius I banned them in 394 A.D. because of their ties to pagan beliefs. 

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History could be headed our way on Saturday in California.