Arkansas' Brown beat out for Bowerman

By: Bob Holt
Published: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Arkansas' Janeek Brown clears a hurdle Saturday, April 27, 2019, while competing in the 100-meter shuttle hurdles during the National Relay Championships at John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas' Janeek Brown clears a hurdle Saturday, April 27, 2019, while competing in the 100-meter shuttle hurdles during the National Relay Championships at John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

LSU sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson on Thursday night won The Bowerman — presented annually to the nation’s top female and male track and field athletes — to beat out Arkansas hurdler and sprinter Janeek Brown and Florida long and triple jumper Yanis David, who also were finalists.

Brown, who turned professional after her sophomore year, won the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and also took fourth in the 200 and ran on the Razorbacks’ third-place 400-meter relay to help the Razorbacks win the national title.

Florida hurdler Grant Holloway won The Bowerman for men during an awards banquet at the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention in Orlando, Fla.

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