United States-based Zimbabwean Olympian Ngonidzashe Makusha is one of the favourites to land the prestigious Bowerman award whose winner will be officially announced in San Antonio, Texas, in the US today.
The Bowerman, which is in its third year of existence is presented annually by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association to honour the most outstanding male and female collegiate track and field athletes in the nation.
Makusha, who had a dream season for the Florida State University track and field team prior to turning professional in June, will battle it out with Joshua Anderson of Washington State and Christian Taylor of the University of Florida.
“To be able to win The Bowerman award would mean the world to me. It’s very important that I win the award not only for my country Zimbabwe, but also as an individual. I’m very honoured to be a finalist for The Bowerman and can’t wait for the final result,” said Makusha.