Track’s Kyle Garland Named Semifinalist For The Bowerman

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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia decathlete Kyle Garland has been named certainly one of 10 semifinalists for The Bowerman, in response to an announcement from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Tuesday.
 
The Bowerman, which is collegiate observe and area’s Heisman Trophy given to essentially the most excellent female and male NCAA athletes within the nation, was first awarded in 2009.  The first official watch lists and semifinalists had been introduced in 2010.  This 12 months’s finalists shall be introduced on June 27 (girls) and June 28 (males).
 
Garland, a Philadelphia, Pa., native, set a collegiate and faculty file within the decathlon to earn a silver medal on the 2022 USATF Combined Events Championships because of a rating of 8,720.  His mark was the eighth finest for an American in historical past because it certified Garland for the approaching World Athletics Championships. 
 
Garland scored the second-highest decathlon complete of his profession at 8,333 factors to earn a bronze medal on the NCAA Outdoor Championships through the second week of June.  This efficiency helped the Bulldogs to their third top-five end on the meet within the final 4 seasons.
 
The solely four-time Bowerman semifinalist on the ladies’s facet in historical past can also be the Bulldogs’ solely Bowerman winner.  Keturah Orji was named a semifinalist from 2015-18, earned a spot as a finalist in 2016-17 and gained the 2018 honor.  In addition, Kendell Williams (2014, 2016-17) was a three-time semifinalist and the next Bulldogs had been named a semifinalist as soon as: Maicel Uibo (2015), Denzel Comenentia (2018), Karel Tilga (2021) and Garland.  The Georgia girls had two semifinalists in 2016-17 (Orji, Williams) and 2018 (Orji, Lynna Irby).
 
While the collegiate season is now full, various Bulldogs are anticipated to compete at a wide range of summer season meets.  Garland will signify Georgia on the World Athletics Championships on July 15-24 in Eugene, Ore., and different Bulldogs are anticipated to compete on the USATF Championships on June 23-26, that are additionally on the University of Oregon’s campus.
 
Where To Find Bulldog News: News and updates from Georgia’s observe and area and cross nation groups are posted on georgiadogs.com and are additionally at all times situated on Twitter/Instagram at @UGATrack.
 


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