Mondo on The Bowerman Mid-Outdoor Watch List
Baton Rouge, La. – For the fifth-straight time, Mondo Duplantis has been named to The Bowerman Watch List with his appearance on the men’s mid-outdoor list on Thursday.
Duplantis, who has not competed since he won the NCAA indoor title in March, is scheduled to open up his outdoor campaign in the pole vault on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold meet at Bernie Moore Track Stadium. The event is slated to begin at 2 p.m. CT.
His indoor season saw him win an NCAA title (19′ 1.50”), an SEC title (19′ 5”), and the aforementioned clearance of 19′ 5” at the SEC meet was the collegiate indoor record. His national title indoors helped the LSU men’s squad to a third-place finish, its highest team showing at the NCAA indoor meet since 2006.
The Bowerman Watch List recognizes 10 men and 10 women on a monthly basis throughout the track and field season leading up to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Following the outdoor NCAA meet, 10 semifinalists will be announced, and a week later, three men and three women finalists will be chosen.