Friday, June 7, 2013

University of Albany's Bowen Ties For 11th At NCAA Championships, Earning Second-Team All-America Honors

EUGENE, Ore. – Competing in the high jump Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., sophomore Alexander Bowen cleared 7-2.50 (2.20m), tying for 11th place in the 24-athlete field. The performance garnered Bowen second-team All-America honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Starting with the 6-8.75 (2.05m) mark, Bowen cleared the first three heights with ease. In his first attempts, Bowen leapt over 6-8.75 (2.05m), 6-10.75 (2.10m), and 7-0.50 (2.15m). The Beacon, N.Y. native missed his first two shots at the 7-2.50 mark, before conquering the feat to move on to the 7-4.25 (2.20m) stage.

Already the program record holder (7-3.25), Bowen looked to set the bar even higher, but his Championship journey came to a close at the new height.

Bowen, a four-time America East high jump title-winner, 2013 IC4A champion, and 2012 USA Junior National Champion, along with select University at Albany teammates will have one last opportunity to pick up hardware this season when they compete June 20-23rd at the USA Junior and Senior National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

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