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Masai Russell Remains on The Bowerman Watchlist

Masai Russell Remains on The Bowerman Watchlist

LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky track & field hurdler Masai Russell is one of ten collegiate track & field athletes to be named to the Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships edition of The Bowerman Watchlist by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The USTFCCCA announced the latest edition of a 10-person watch list for The Bowerman, which takes into consideration both the indoor and outdoor seasons. This year’s finalists will be announced in December.

This is Russell’s seventh career Watch List appearance.

The graduate student from Potomac, Maryland, will run in the 100 and 400 hurdles and is a member of the Wildcats’ 4×100 and 4×400 teams. She led the East First Round 100 hurdles in a wind-aided 12.58 after a 12.40w prelim that is the =No. 6 collegiate performance all-time. She was third in a deep 100 hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 12.47 – the =No. 10 performance in collegiate history. Russell set the CR of 12.36 at the Texas Relays, breaking the previous record of 12.39 set by 2013 The Bowerman winner Brianna Rollins. Russell also ran a PR 55.21 for second place in the 400 hurdles at the SEC meet in becoming the year’s second-fastest collegian and ran on Kentucky’s runner-up 4×100 team (42.93). Indoors she was runner-up in the NCAA Indoor 60 hurdles, matching her PR of 7.75 that was a CR when she first ran as fast in January.

Russell is the eighth UK female athlete to make the watch list since the award began in 2009 and the first since Abby Steiner won the award last year.

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