|DONNELL BOWEN (don-NELL BO-en)
3000m: 8:31.10- 2002 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
5000m: 15:15.17 - 2002 SEC East Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
3000m Steeplechase: 9:28.80 - 2001 Gator Twi-Light, Gainesville, Fla.
5000m: 15:14.27 - 2000 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
HONORS: (One-time SEC Academic Honor Roll) 2002 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2002 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 8:31.10 (3,000m), 9:29.52 (3,000m Steeplechase) and 15:15.17 (5,000m)... Competed in nine meets (four indoors, five outdoors)... Seasonal best of 9:29.52 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the SEC Championship, ninth overall... Set a personal best of 8:31.10 in the 3,000m at the Gator Invitational... Personal best of 15:15.17 in the 5,000m at the SEC East Challenge
2001 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 8:48.87 (3,000m), 9:28.80 (3,000m Steeplechase) and 15:24.25 (5,000m)... Competed in 10 meets (four indoors, six outdoors)... Set a new personal best in the steeplechase at the SEC Championships, 9:28.80, finished 10th... Set a personal best of 9:32.10 in the steeplechase at the Gator Twi-Light, second place... Fourth in the invitational steeplechase at the Florida Relays, 9:36.87.
2000 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 8:39.76 (3000m) and 15:14.27 (5000m)... Competed in eight meets (Four Indoors, Four Outdoors)... 16th in the USTCA Team Championships 3000m steeplechase, 9:57.82... 11th in the Florida Relays invitational 3000m steeplechase, 9:45.58; 23rd in the collegiate 5000m, 15:14.27 - Personal Best.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Runner-up in the 1997 Florida state cross country championships... Member of three-time state champion Boyd Anderson High track team... Fourth in 1998 state 3200m... Fifth in 1998 Florida Relays 1600m (4:22.33). High School Coach: David Bowden.
PREP BESTS: 800m: 1:55; 1600m: 4:22; 3200m: 9:40; 5k (XC): 15:26
"BEYOND THE STATS": Lists his runner-up finish at the '97 state championships as his most outstanding athletic performance because no one expected him to be in the top five... Favorite book is "Gifted Hands," by and about Ben Carson, M.D., the story of an inner-city child with poor grades and little motivation, who, at age 33, became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.... Would like to pursue a career in the medical field... Named BAHS Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1997... Also lettered in basketball at Boyd Anderson... Son of Donald and Deborah Bowen... Born Donnell Khalid Bowen on April 10, 1980 in Charlotte, N.C... Has one younger sister, Dominique.