Voted yesterday for the Jesse Owens award. I’ll be at the Annual Meeting of USA Track & Field in Columbus Ohio at the end of this month and at the Jesse Owens Awards Banquet.
For me, easy vote for the men but had some difficulty on the women’s side choosing between Tori Bowie and Emma Coburn.
My choices for the Jesse Owen’s Award Winner as the top American Track & Field athlete of 2017……
men = Chirstian Taylor…..triple jump, went over 59 feet, #2 in history
women = Emma Coburn…..3000m steeple chase, against the best field in history at the World Championships she won and set an American Record