Men's Track & Field
Keaton Daniel Continues To Receive Votes on The Bowerman Watchlist

Keaton Daniel Continues To Receive Votes on The Bowerman Watchlist

LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky track & field pole vaulter Keaton Daniel is again receiving votes for The Bowerman this time included on the Pre-NCAA Indoor Conference Championships edition of The Bowerman Watchlist by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

This is Daniel’s second career watch list appearance.

A senior from Henderson, Nevada, Daniel has won four of five pole vault events from six indoor meets this season and improved his indoor school record to a height of 19’0.25”/5.80 meters at the Corky Classic. The mark remains the best in DI track & field in the country ahead of the NCAA Indoor Championships. For his outstanding performance, Daniel was named Southeastern Conference Co-Field Athlete of the Week.

Daniel also repeated as the SEC Indoor pole vault champion for the second year in a row after vaulting 18’5.25”/5.62 meters. It marks his fifth combined SEC title since joining the Wildcats.

The USTFCCCA announced the latest edition of a 10-person watch list Thursday and Daniel was among five additional athletes who are also receiving votes for the watch list. The Bowerman takes into consideration both the indoor and outdoor seasons and finalists will be announced in December. Kentucky’s most recent finalist was Abby Steiner who won the award in 2022.

Daniel and four of his Wildcat teammates will compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships from March 7-9 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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