The Bowerman Award
Former Arkansas Star Jarrion Lawson Wins The Men’s Bowerman Award Lawson had an extremely impressive 2016, competing in four events at NCAAs (winning three of them), finishing runner-up at USAs in the LJ and 4th at the Olympic Games.
Courtney Okolo Wins Women’s Bowerman Award The former Texas star won four NCAA titles last year and set the NCAA 400m record, becoming the first collegiate woman in history to go sub-50 as she ran 49.71. The low point of her season unfortunately came at the Olympic Trials, where she ran very sub-par and missed making Rio.
Emma Coburn Talks About Her Surprising Coaching Change
LRC Q&A Emma Coburn Discusses Her Big 2016 Season, Leaving Mark Wetmore & Heather Burroughs, & the Future Of The Women’s Steeple Coburn had an incredible and hectic 2016 – she set two American records, won an Olympic bronze medal and got engaged to longtime boyfriend (and now coach) Joe Bosshard. After the dream year, she surprisingly announced she was splitting from coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs. LRC caught up with her on Wednesday to talk about all of that as well as the biggest thing she’s learned from training with Jenny Simpson.