The Bowerman, NCAA Track & Field’s most prestigious award, is granted to the top men’s and women’s track & field athlete in a given year. The Bowerman watch list is updated throughout the season to reflect athletes’ performances from week to week.
Hall found himself on the watch list after one of the most successful sprint campaigns in NCAA Indoor Championship history. The Katy, Texas, native opened the championships with Houston’s first-ever NCAA Championship in the 60-meter dash, running the program’s second-fastest time at 6.52.
The senior had one more historic run to make in the finals of the 200-meter dash later in the afternoon. After exploding out of the blocks, Hall cruised one-lap around the track in 20.02 to clock the second-fastest time in world history in the indoor 200. Hall’s time broke Wallace Spearmon’s 13-year old mark of 20.10 and set new American, Collegiate and NCAA Championship records in the process.
Hall earned First-Team All-America honors for each event, becoming the ninth Cougar to claim the award in the 60 and just the second to claim the award in the 200. Hall scored 20 points for the Cougars in the championship meet, which would have placed him 10th overall in the team standings by himself.