April 11, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford junior Kori Carter has been added to the women's watch list for the Bowerman Trophy, collegiate track and field's highest honor.
Carter has the fastest time in the world in the 400-meter hurdles this year, after blazing to a 54.71 to win the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. The time, coming in her season outdoor debut in that event, broke her own school record by 2 1/2 seconds.
Carter beat 2012 Olympic fifth-place finisher Georganne Moline in the race on Moline's home track. Carter's time would have been fast enough to win the 2012 NCAA championship and place her on the U.S. Olympic team.
Carter also ranks No. 15 on the season collegiate list in the 100 hurdles, with a best of 13.28.
This has been a strong season so far for Carter. She earned two second-team indoor All-America honors, in the 60 hurdles and distance medley relay, and was the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion in the 200. She also has broken two of her own school records, in the 60 hurdles and 400 hurdles.
Carter is among 10 women in consideration for the Bowerman Trophy, named after longtime University of Oregon coach Bill Bowerman.
The others are: Arizona's Brigetta Barrett (high jump), Oklahoma's Tia Brooks (throws), Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino (distance), LSU's Kimberlyn Duncan (sprints), Central Florida's Octavious Freeman (sprints), Kansas' Andrea Geubelle (jumps), Arizona State's Anne Jelmini (throws), Clemson's Brianna Rollins (hurdles), and Central Florida's Aurieyall Scott (sprints).