Harrison Makes Appearance No. 4 on The Bowerman Watch List
Baton Rouge, La. – LSU’s track and field two-time national champion JuVaughn Harrison made his fourth career appearance on The Bowerman Watch List Thursday afternoon. He is one of ten men around the country to be on the initial list that features the best track and field athletes in the NCAA.
Harrison made his first official appearance on the preseason watch list prior to the 2020 season, but it was his performance at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that initially got him recognized by The Bowerman committee. Harrison became the first man in NCAA history to sweep the long jump and high jump at an NCAA championship meet with winning marks of 7′ 5.25″ (2.27 meters) in the high jump and 26′ 11″ (8.20 meters) in the long jump. He was a 2019 Bowerman semifinalist for the most prestigious award in collegiate track and field.
He appeared on the list three times in 2020 and today marks his first appearance on the list in 2021. The senior from Huntsville, Alabama, is the most versatile jumper in the NCAA with top three marks currently in each of his disciplines. He owns the NCAA lead in the high jump with a clearance of 7′ 5.75″ (2.28 meters) that he registered on January 29 at the Louisiana Invitational. His season best long jump of 26′ 2.25″ (7.98 meters) happened at the season opening LSU Purple Tiger Invitational on January 16; it ranks as the third best in the NCAA.
Harrison is set to compete in the long jump on Friday at 2:30 p.m. CT as part of the Tyson Invitational.