Hibbert and Alfred won the Bowerman Awards from EME News.

DENVER (USA): The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the winners of the annual Bowerman Awards on Thursday. The men’s winner of the annual Bowerman Awards was double NCAA triple jump champion Jaydon Hibbert (JAM) of Arkansas.

Jaydon Hibbert became the first Jamaican to win the prestigious Bowerman Award on Thursday at the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention in Denver, Colorado.https://t.co/makwHgY1b1https://t.co/makwHgY1b1

— Jamaica Observer (@JamaicaObserver) December 15, 2023


At the age of 18, Hibbert is the youngest ever to win the Bowerman. He beat out NCAA Indoor heptathlon champ Kyle Garland (USA/Georgia) and NCAA outdoor winner (and collegiate record setter) Leo Neugebauer (GER) of Texas. The women’s trophy was presented to Texas star Julien Alfred (LCA), who dominated the sprints. Also nominated were Britton Wilson and Jasmine Moore.

Julian Alfred, Texas, was busy in Austin, photo by How Lao Photography

RunBlogRun opines: USTFCCCA is one of the most legit organziations in the sport. If you are a college coach,
and you are not at the USTFCCCA convention, I think you
might be truly missing something.

Track and field, especially college track and field, is being attacked and minimized from all sides. USTFCCCA is, in RunBlogRun’s mind, one of the few effective ways for college coaches to organize and protect their interests.

Julien Alfred of @TexasTFXC is your 2023 women’s winner of #thebowerman!https://t.co/WXXdwVSJZY pic.twitter.com/zXBINxIYwM

— The Bowerman (@thebowerman) December 15, 2023

The Bowerman Awards have become an important way to celebrate the finest athletes in collegiate track and field.

Jaydon Hibbert and Julien Alfred are the 2023 winners of The Bowerman Award, which is announced on a streaming video platform and emceed by the one and only John Anderson.

Great job by Sam Seamses and the USTFCCCA team! RunBlogRun was fortunate to attend several years ago and truly enjoyed the conferences, the clinics, and the chance to learn from many coaches.