STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior Cameron Crump, who is the national leader in the long jump, has been named to the latest watch list for The Bowerman award, which is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the nation’s top track and field athletes.
Crump is the fifth Mississippi State man to be named to the watch list, joining Anderson Peters (2019), Curtis Thompson (2017), Brandon McBride (2015, 2016), and Tavaris Tate (2010). He is one of 10 athletes named to the latest watch list, which includes a total of seven names from the SEC.
Crump recently earned first team All-SEC accolades after claiming the gold medal and 10 points for the Bulldogs while setting a new SEC Championships and school record in the men’s long jump with a mark 8.39m (27-6.50).
His mark also made him the national leader in the men’s long jump and currently ranks No. 2 worldwide. It also ties him for the fifth-longest jump in NCAA history.
Crump and the Bulldogs will now look ahead to NCAA Indoor Championships, which are set for March 10-11 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009 and is named after former University of Oregon coach Bill Bowerman, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female NCAA track & field athletes in the nation.
Past winners include two-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time World Champion and decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton (2010), two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp (2009), Olympic gold medalist and 2013 100-meter hurdles World Champion Brianna Rollins (2013), Olympic bronze medalist and 2011 IAAF World Champion at 1500 meters Jenny Simpson (2009) as well as two-time Olympic medalist in the high jump and 2015 World Champion Derek Drouin (2013).
Bill Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership as president of 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.
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