Princeton history-maker Conor McCullough, who leads the nation in the hammer throw by more than seven feet (242-10), has been added to the 10-person Bowerman Watch List. McCullough is joined by the likes of Curtis Beach (Duke), Jeff Demps (Florida), Lawi Lalang (Arizona), Cam Levins (Southern Utah) and Tony McQuay (Florida) in search of track & field’s Heisman.
During the indoor season, McCullough recorded the best mark by a collegian in the weight throw with a winning mark of 76-1 (23.19m). In that event alone, McCullough marked two throws over 23 meters (75-5 1/2), four over 22 meters (72-2 1/4), and all six over 21.24m (69-8 1/4). Of the top ten marks among all collegians in 2012, McCullough notched five of them, all reaching over 74-3 3/4 (22.65m). He elected not to compete at the NCAA Championships in Boise.
Another note worthy of mention. Penn alum Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster — a former Heps’ triple jump champion — competed on a masters’ 4×100-meter relay which broke an American club record at the Penn Relays. Greenfield-Webster, who ran third, was joined by Toccata Murphy, Donna Lawrence and Renee Henderson on Sprint Masters’ team which was clocked in 51.12. The old national club mark was 52.95 set by Athena Track Club in 2010.