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Three will vie for inaugural women's Bowerman award.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Colorado distance runner Jenny Barringer, Texas high jumper Destinee Hooker and Texas A&M sprinter Porscha Lucas are the three women's finalists for The Bowerman, an inaugural award that will annually recognize the most outstanding collegiate men's and women's track and field athletes.

Barringer, the 2009 NCAA champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, was unbeaten in college competition last season.

She set outdoor collegiate records in the 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters and 3,000 steeplechase, and indoor collegiate records in the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters.

Hooker won both the indoor and outdoor NCAA titles in the high jump.

She set collegiate and meet records by clearing 6 feet, 6 inches at the NCAA indoor championships.

Lucas won the 200 meters, placed fourth in the 100 meters and ran a leg on the 4x100 relay team that set the collegiate record of 42.36 seconds at the NCAA outdoor championships.

Lucas also placed second in the 200, eighth in the 60 and ran on the winning 4x400 relay at the NCAA indoor meet.
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Title Annotation:Track-Field
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Oct 9, 2009
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