Otterdahl Strengthens Case on Bowerman Watch List

NEW ORLEANS (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State University senior thrower Payton Otterdahl was one of 10 men named to the pre-NCAA Indoor Championships watch list for The Bowerman – the highest individual honor in collegiate track & field.

Otterdahl made his first appearance on the prestigious list at the beginning of February, and has since solidified his place with a collegiate record in the indoor shot put. He also tops the NCAA performance list in the weight throw this season.

After throwing an all-time collegiate best 71-06.75 (21.81m) in the shot put, Otterdahl now owns three of the five best throws in NCAA indoor history. He stands fifth all-time in the NCAA in the weight throw.

He is ranked No. 2 in the world this year in the shot put.

Otterdahl claimed both Summit League titles in the throws, winning the shot put by a margin of nine and a half feet and taking the weight throw crown by more than eight and a half feet.

The latest edition of the Bowerman watch list was released Thursday, Feb. 28, by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NAME YEAR SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Devin Dixon JR Texas A&M Mid-Distance McDonough, Ga.
Mondo Duplantis FR LSU Pole Vault Lafayette, La.
Grant Fisher SR Stanford Distance Grand Blanc, Mich.
Oliver Hoare SR Wisconsin Mid-Distance Sydney, Australia
Grant Holloway JR Florida Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps Chesapeake, Va.
Matt Ludwig SR Akron Pole Vault Chadron, Ohio
Kahmari Montgomery SR Houston Sprints Plainfield, Ill.
Chris Nilsen JR South Dakota Pole Vault Kansas City, Mo.
Divine Oduduru JR Texas Tech Sprints Ughelli, Nigeria
Payton Otterdahl SR North Dakota State Throws Rosemount, Minn.