Track Stars App: Underrated College Track & Field Athletes
These athletes shined whether you saw them or not
Here is a list of underrated college track and field athletes of 2020. These athletes may compete for lesser known programs or may be on deep rosters for major programs but their talents are valuable. Here are the most valuable athletes that you may not know but should.
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School: St. John's, Class: Junior, Highlights: Star of the Big East Championship meet. Anderson took gold in the 200-meters, 400-meters and 1,600-meter relay.
School: Youngstown State, Class: Freshman, Highlights: Placed second in the 60-meters and third in the 200-meters at the Horizon League championships.
School: Georgtown, Class: Sophomore, Highlights: Won the mile and 3,200-meter relay at the Big East championships. She also won the 3,200-meter relay as a freshman at the conference outdoor championships.
School: Georgetown, Class: Freshman, Highlights: Placed third at the Big East Championship in the 400-meters and third in the 200-meters.
School: Missouri Southern, Class: Junior, Highlights: Had runner-up finishes in the 60-meters, 200-meters and 1,600-meter relay at the MIAA indoor championship meet.
School: Detroit Mercy, Class: Senior, Hightlights: Won the Horizon League 60-meter hurdles championship. Placed third in long jump. Horizon League Heptahlon champ in 2018.
School: Cleveland State, Class: Sophomore, Highlights: Third place finisher in the Horizon League 60-meter hurdles championship. 2019 outdoor 100-meter hurdles runner-up at the Horizon League championships.
School: Cal State Bakersville, Class: Senior, Highlights: Placed third in the 60-meters at the WAC championship meet. It was her first top three finish at the conference indoor championships.
School: UNC Pembroke, Class: Sophomore, Highlight: Placed second in the 60-meters and 200-meters at the Mountain East Conference Indoor championship meet.
School: Ohio State, Class: Senior, Highlights: After transferring to Ohio State during a collegiate career in England, Nwofor stole the headlines at the Big Ten championship meet with a win in the 60-meter hurdles, a second place finish in the high jump as well third in the pentathlon.
School: Lincoln, Class: Freshman, Highlights: With All-American and national champ Rene Medley wrapping up her career, Reid is the next star sprinter of the program. This year the freshman finished sixth in the 60-meters at the MIAA indoor meet.
School: North Carolina A&T, Class: Senior, Highlights: Captured MEAC championship in 60-meter hurdles. Placed second in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2019 outdoor MEAC championship.
School: Minnesota State, Class: Senior, Highlights: Was member of the foursome that captured the 1,600-meter relay crown at the Northern Sun indoor championship meet.
School: Minnesota State, Class: Freshman, Highlights: Placed first in the 200-meters and third in the 60-meters at the Northern Sun championship meet.
School: Charleston, Class: Junior, Highlights: Won the Mountain East Conference championship in the 60-meter dash. Took championships in 2019 in the 100-meters, 200-meters, 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay at the conference outdoor championship meet.
School: Northern Kentucky, Class: Junior, Highlights: Runner-up in the Horizon League 60-meter hurdles championship. 2019 Horizon League outdoor 100-meter hurdles champ.
School: New Mexico, Class: Senior, Highlights: Won the third WAC Indoor high jump championship of her career. Also won the outdoor crown in 2019 after placing as a runner-up in 2018 and 2017.