1999 - A leader on the Bruin track squad last spring ... Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor in the 3000m (9:25.59, personal-best, No. 9 in UCLA history) ... At the Pac-10, she was sixth in the 3000m (9:59.64) ... Led the Bruins with personal-bests in the 1500m (4:23.9, 4:25.17), 3000m and 5000m (16:33.21, No. 7 in UCLA history) ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 academic in track and MPSF Indoor academic honors ... Did not run cross country last fall because of injury ... Athletic Director's honor roll for spring quarter.
1998 - A leader on the women's cross country team at the Pac-10 (25th, first Bruin finisher) and Western Regionals (25th, second Bruin placement), she helped lead UCLA to its first team appearance at the NCAA since 1988 ... In track at the Pac-10, Bowen scored in two events, placing fourth in the 3000m (9:43.88) and 5000m (17:09.12, season-best) ... Ran season-bests of 4:25.66 (1500m, Bruin team leader) and 9:37.59 (3000m) ... Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 in cross country (3.05 gpa) and track and on the Athletic Director's honor roll for fall (3.07 gpa) and spring (3.07 gpa) quarters.
1997 - In cross country as a sophomore, Bowen was 56th at the Pac-10 and 37th at the Western Regional meet ... In cross country, she earned Pac-10 honorable mention All-Academic (3.06 gpa) ... On the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall quarter ... In track as a freshman, at the Pac-10 she qualified in the 1500m but did not make the final ... Ran season-bests of 4:31.8, 4:35.82 and 10:11.6 ... At the end of track, she was on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.10 gpa).
1996 - As a true frosh, Bowen was on the UCLA women's varsity cross country team ... Placed 43rd at the Pac-10 and 40th at the NCAA Dist. VIII.
High School - Four-year cross country and track letter winner at San Ramon ... As a senior in track, she qualified for the CA State meet ... As a sophomore, she was a State qualifier in the 1600m and also earned All-CIF honors ... Prep bests were 59.1 (400m), 4:59 (Mile), 2:13 (800m) and 10:46 (3200m) ... In cross country, she was a State qualifier all four years, as well as All-League.
Personal - History major with a career objective in physical therapy ... Born Jan. 18, 1978.
Bowen's Best Marks
800m 2:08.92 1500m 4:23.9,4:25.17 3000m 9:25.59 5000m 16:33.21