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Kentucky track star Daniel Roberts named semifinalist for The Bowerman

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Kentucky track and field star Daniel Roberts has been named one of 10 semifinalists for The Bowerman, collegiate track and field’s highest individual honor.

The junior Wildcat is joined by Mondo Duplantis of LSU, JuVaughn Harrison of LSU, Grant Holloway of Florida, Bryce Hoppel of Kansas, Morgan McDonald of Wisconsin, Chris Nilsen of South Dakota, Divine Oduduru of Texas Tech, Payton Otterdahl of North Dakota State, and Anderson Peters of Mississippi State as semifinalists for the award.

The three finalists will be named next Thursday, and the winner will be named during a ceremony at the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association convention in December.

This past weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Roberts matched the former collegiate record of 13.00 seconds in the NCAA 110-Meter Hurdles in a runner-up finish.

Indoors, Roberts clocked the second-fastest mark in collegiate history in another runner-up finish (7.41 seconds).

Following six all-time top-10 marks and an SEC title in the 110-Meter Hurdles, the Kentucky track and field star announced at the conclusion of this season that he will be turning pro.

UK had a men’s semifinalist each of the past two years as Tim Duckworth picked up the honor last year after winning the NCAA heptathlon indoors and decathlon outdoors.

The UK women’s program has had two finalists for The Bowerman ever with Kendra Harrison in 2015 and Sydney McLaughlin last season.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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