If recent history is any indication, the four athletes below deserve for you to keep an eye on them as the season picks up steam.
Senior Jeremy Postin became Florida’s first All-American in hammer throw during his sophomore year. Last year, he competed in the Olympic trials after becoming the SEC champion in weight throw and hammer throw. He holds school records in weight throw (21.60m/70-10.50) and hammer throw (70.73m/232-1).
Senior Spencer Adams earned first-team All-American honors last season after his fifth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships. Adams’ time (7.60) tied Duane Ross’ school record. He also won his first ACC championship in hurdles with a 7.72 run last February.
Senior Chris O’Hare was Tulsa’s first track national champion last season, winning the mile with a time of 4:01.66. O’Hare also won Conference USA titles in the 800 (1:49.46) and the 1,500 (3:51.27).
Sophomore Andrew Irwin set Arkansas school records in pole vault three times as a freshman, including an NCAA title-winning 18-2.5 jump. Irwin was the program’s first indoor national champion in pole vault. He is also the first SEC indoor pole vault champion in program history.