Princeton now makes up 20 percent of the Bowerman Watch List as both senior Donn Cabral and sophomore Conor McCullough are among the nation’s top 10 college athletes to watch.
It is not the first time on the List for McCullough, who had the top five throws in the nation during the NCAA regional qualifying. His best mark of the season remains 242-10, but he will get a chance to improve that on the NCAA’s highest stage in Des Moines next week.
It is the first time for Cabral to be named to the Watch List. Twice an NCAA steeplechase runner up, Cabral broke the American College Record at Occidental College two weeks ago, running 8:19.14. Only Washington State legend Henry Rono has run faster as a collegian.
Princeton joins Stanford — with distance runner Chris Derrick and sprinter/hurdler Amaechi Morton — as the only team with two athletes on the List. The other six are Irvine senior Charles Jock, Arizona sophomore Lawi Lalang, Southern Utah senior Cam Levins, Florida junior Tony McQuay, Florida State senior Maurice Mitchell and Illinois senior Andrew Riley.
Columbia’s Kyle Merber is the only other member of the Heps Nation receiving votes.