Keeping Up with Cam Levins
By SUU Strategic Communication
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Oct. 26 - Southern Utah graduate and 2012 Olympian Cameron Levins continues as a finalist for the prestigious track & field award The Bowerman, having been voted the fan-favorite to win on the men's side.
Levins entered the running for The Bowerman, named in honor of Oregon coach Bill Bowerman, after doubling as NCAA outdoor national champion in the 5k and 10k in June. He went on to compete for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, finishing 11th in the 10k and 14th in the 5k . Deliberations for The Bowerman, however, are based solely on the collegiate season.
Fan voting took place in July, naming Levins as favorite for the men's award and Oregon's Brianne Theisen for the women's. These votes are each valued as one full vote and while the process of selecting the winners has been completed, the results will not be revealed until the award ceremony set to take place Dec. 19. The other two finalist for the men's award are Florida sprinter Tony McQuay and Illinois sprinter/hurdler Andrew Riley.
Levins has stayed on at Southern Utah Track & Field as a volunteer assistant and continues to race with a sponsorship from Nike. His most recently raced in the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan on Sept. 22 in New York, N.Y., finishing 14th and recording a time of 3:59.1.
For more information about The Bowerman, visit www.thebowerman.org.