The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced an updated women’s watch list for the Bowerman on Thursday and Texas sprinter Courtney Okolo was among the ten remaining athletes.
The Bowerman, named after Oregon’s famed track & field coach Bill Bowerman, is an annual award given to the outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation.
A finalist for the award for the second straight year, Okolo has posted the second best time in the 400 meters this season, in addition to having led the Longhorns to the Big 12 Indoor Championship last weekend.
Okolo will compete in the 400 meters and the 1600-meter relay at the NCAA Championships next weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.
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