Stigler Listed on April’s Bowerman Watch List

NEW ORLEANS – Kansas senior Michael Stigler was one of 10 collegians named to the April edition of the Bowerman Watch List, it was announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Wednesday. The Bowerman, known as “The Heisman Trophy” of NCAA track & field, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation.
Stigler made an appearance on the official 10-person watch list for the first time. The Canyon, Texas product has held the NCAA’s – and the world’s – top 400-meter hurdle time for three weeks after his school-record run at the Texas Relays on March 27. Stigler’s time of 48.44 is the fastest NCAA regular-season time since 2011, and the eighth-fastest time ever run in the month of March.
Stigler is expected to compete in his second 400-meter hurdle race of the season Saturday at the Kansas Relays. The quadrangular event final is slated for 3:16 p.m. He won the event last year and was the top collegiate finisher at the Kansas Relays in 2013. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.