Lamara Distin
FILE: Lamara Distin wins gold at the Commonwealth Games

NEW ORLEANS – Lamara Distin, a two-time NCAA champion, was named to The Bowerman preseason watch list, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday (10 Jan).

In 2022, Distin swept the Southeastern Conference and NCAA Indoor and Outdoor high jump titles, winning 13 of the 15 high jump competitions. At the Alumni Muster meet, she became the fourth-best collegian in history with her clearance of 6-5.5 (1.97m). The performance earned her the school outdoor record and the Jamaican national record.

Lamara Distin wins at SEC Champs - Oregon22
Lamara Distin Claims 2021 Jamaica National High Jump Championship

This is Distin’s first appearance on The Bowerman Watch List. She is the 15th in Texas A&M women’s program history to be named to the watch list. A&M only trails Oregon (17) on the all-time list of athletes to reach the watch list.

The Bowerman is given annually by the USTFCCCA to the top male and female collegiate track & field athlete. The watch list will be updated seven times throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons before the semifinalists are announced on June 19 and the finalists on June 26.

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