Goodwin, Wallace receive preseason attention for The Bowerman
Jan. 11, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Men’s Track & Field athletes Marquise Goodwin and Maston Wallace received recognition in the preseason for The Bowerman, an award given to the top collegiate track & field athlete.
Goodwin, a junior from Garland, Texas, was one of 10 athletes nationally named to the preseason watch list. Specializing in the long jump and sprints, Goodwin is the only athlete from the Big 12 on the list. He won the national championship in the long jump in 2010 and swept the Big 12 indoor and outdoor championships in the event last year.
The other nine athletes named to the watch list were Robby Andrews (Virginia), Miles Batty (BYU), Curtis Beach (Duke), Jeff Demps (Florida), Leonard Korir (Iona), Lawi Lalang (Arizona), Tony McQuay (Florida), Maurice Mitchell (Florida State) and Andrew Riley (Illinois).
Wallace, a junior from Houston, was one of seven athletes to receive honorable mention for the watch list. He has not competed collegiately since 2008-09 when he finished second in the pole vault at the NCAA Regionals but suffered a hamstring injury during the NCAA Championships. He was also second at the Big 12 Championships that season.
Goodwin and Wallace will open the 2012 season this Friday at Arkansas in a dual meet scheduled to start at 5 p.m.