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Donnell Bowen
  • Senior
  • Plantation, Fla.
  • Boyd Anderson High School
  • Zoology
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll - 2002

Has a best finish of 11th in cross country with PRs of 21:06.65 (4-mile), 26:04.10 (8k) and 32:16.17 (10k), 4:23.26 (imile), 8:31.10 (i3,000m), 15:15.17 (i5,000m), 9:28.80 (steeple) and 15:14.27 (o5,000m).

2001: Competed in four races ... Set a personal-best 8K time with a 26:04.10, 13th overall finish as the Central Florida Invitational ... Placed 45th at SEC Championships with a 26:12.13 8k time ... Fourth among Florida's finishers and 44th overall at South Region Championships with a 32:53.16 10k time.

2000: Competed in all six races, finishing third on the team twice ... Was the final scorer for the Gators at the NCAA South Region with a time of 32:40.30, placing him 34th overall ... Had one of his best races of the season with a 19th overall finish, third for the Gators and a time of 26:15.74 at the SEC Championships ... Was 43rd overall and third on the team with a time of 26:29.00 at the Wolverine Interregional ... Finished 13th overall and sixth for the Gators with a personal best time of 26:13.00 at the Gator Invitational ... Final Florida scorer at the Tennessee Invitational with a 16th-place time of 26:51.26 ... Set personal bests for time and finish at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational with an 11th-place 21:06.65 performance.

1999: Competed in six meets ... Placed sixth for the Gators and 69th overall at the NCAA South Region in 32:16.17 ... Sixth for Florida and 34th overall at the SEC Championships in 26:46.00 ... Sixth for Florida and 73rd overall at the Wolverine Interregional in 27:08 ... Set a new 8k personal record of 26:21.41 at the Gator Invitational, finishing 14th, tying his best finish ... Set a then personal best at Sam Bell, finishing 92nd in 26:54 ... Finished 14th at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational in 21:58.43.

1998: Took 17th in his first collegiate action at the 4-mile Nike Twi-Light (21:33.6) ... Finished 18th at the 8k NationsBank Invitational ... Competed in both races unattached. Track Highlights: Finished ninth overall in the steeplechase at the 2002 SEC Championships ... Personal best steeplechase time was set at the 2001 SEC Championships where he finished 10th ... Placed 16th at the USTCA Team Championships in the steeplechase in 2000.

Prep: Runner-up in the 1997 state cross country championships ... Member of three-time state champion Boyd Anderson High track team ... Fourth in state 3200m in 1998 ... Fifth at the 1998 Florida Relays 1600m ... Named the BAHS Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1997 ... Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Born April 10, 1980 in Charlotte, N.C. ... Son of Donald and Deborah Bowen ... Has a younger sister Dominque ... Graduated from UF in August ... Named an Outstanding Senior Leader for his work in the community.


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