FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Sandi Morris continues to have her name listed among the nation’s best with Thursday’s release of the pre-NCAA Bowerman Watch List. After winning her first SEC title last weekend, the Razorback standout is making her second appearance on the list this season. Morris is the fourth Razorback to be named to the Watch List and enters the NCAA meet as the No. 2 national seed.
The 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships will be held March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Center. A two-day, all-session ticket for the meet is $30 for general admission. Tickets for the national meet are available for purchase HERE, by contacting the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or visiting the Ticket Center located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Road.
In her last outing, Morris won the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky. With her final clearance of 4.66m/15-3.5, she bettered her own school record, broke the SEC meet record and equaled the No. 2 mark in collegiate history. The Greenville, S.C., native is the program’s second pole vaulter to gain Bowerman attention; former collegiate-record holder Tina Sutej was a finalist for the award in 2011.
Morris is one of 15 national qualifiers in 10 events for the top-ranked Razorbacks heading into the NCAA Championships. In addition to both relay teams, Arkansas’ remaining entries include Taliyah Brook in the pentathlon, Leigha Brown in the pentathlon, Taylor Ellis-Watson at 400 meters, Desiree Freier in the pole vault, Alex Gochenour in the pentathlon, Sparkle McKnight at 400 meters, Tamara Myers in the long jump and triple jump, Diane Robison at 5,000 meters, Dominique Scott at 3,000 meters, Ariel Voskamp in the pole vault and Chrishuna Williams at 800 meters.
The Bowerman award, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track and field athletes in the nation. In total, the winners from the award’s first five years have won three Olympic medals, two World Championship titles and six World Championship medals overall. The women’s Watch List will be updated again March 19.
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