TUCSON – University of Arizona Wildcat track and field needs your voting help. Lawi Lalang and Brigetta Barrett are finalists for The Bowerman and we need your votes at TheBowerman.org. The results of the online fan vote will account for one full vote in the overall balloting process. You can vote daily until August 13th.
When placing votes, fans should only consider performances that occurred from the beginning of the indoor season through the end of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Any performance that occurred during that timeframe — even if it wasn’t a purely collegiate competition — can be counted. Anything before that time (cross country) or after (USA Championships, select Diamond League meetings, etc.) should not factor into the decision.
To further the cause, be sure to spread the word on Twitter by following @thebowerman and using the hashtags #VoteBarrett and #VoteLalang.
Paper balloting by The Bowerman Advisory Board, past winners, selected media personnel, statisticians, and collegiate administrators, is also underway until later this month. An independent accounting firm will collect, tabulate, and certify final results and will keep the result secret until the envelope is opened in December.
The award, in its fifth year of existence, will be presented in a ceremony at the USTFCCCA Convention on December 18 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.
Be sure to follow the cross country and track field program at @ArizonaTrack.