- Lori Bowen
- Tallahassee, Fla
CAREER VICTORIES: 3
Pole Vault: 3.68m/12-0.75, 2006 Florida Fast Times, Gainesville, Fla.
Pole Vault: 3.96m/12-11.75, 2007 NCAA East Regional Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
HONORS: 2007 USTFCCCA All-East Region - pole vault; USTFCCCA All-Academic Team – 2007.
2006-07 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN OUTDOOR): Wins (3): (o) Florida State Relays pole vault (3.80m/12-5.50), Mesa Classic pole vault (3.80m/15-5.50), National Training Center Spring Fling pole vault (3.91m/12-10.0) … Best of 3.96m/12-11.75 (pole vault) … Competed in nine meets, all outdoor … USTFCCCA All-Academic Team … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … USTFCCCA All-East Region in pole vault … Recorded mark of 3.90m/12-9.0 at NCAA Championships to finish tied for 14th … Recorded fifth-best pole vault in school history at NCAA East Regional Championships, a personal-best 3.96m/12-11.75, to finish fourth … Notched sixth regional qualifying vault of 3.80m/12-5.50 to take fifth place at SEC Outdoor Championships … Tied for eighth at Drake Relays with clearance of 3.80m/12-5.50, her fifth regional mark … Set then personal-best vault of 3.91m/12-10 at the National Training Center Spring Fling en route to third win and fourth regional mark of year … Tied for fourth and picked up third regional mark at Sun Angel Classic after vaulting 3.80m/12-5.50 … Earned second win of the season and second regional mark with a clearance of 3.80m/15-5.50 at Mesa Classic … Took second at Pepsi Florida Relays by clearing 3.65m/11-11.75 … Opened year with victory at Florida State Relays with then personal-best vault of 3.80m/12-5.50 to earn the first regional mark of her career.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 3.68m/12-0.75 (pole vault) … Competed in seven meets (six indoor, one outdoor) … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Competed at only one outdoor meet before sitting out remainder of schedule with knee injury … Finished seventh at Walt Disney World Invitational after negotiating height of 3.50m/11-5.75 … Set indoor PR with fourth-place height of 3.68m/12-0.75 at Florida Fast Times … Narrowly missed scoring at SEC Indoor Championships, finishing ninth with mark of 3.65m/11-11.75 … Cleared 12 feet for second time of season at highly-competitive Tyson Invitational, turning in ninth-place height of 3.67m/12-0.50 … Fourth at Gator Invitational with then-PR height of 3.66m/12-0 … Opened college career with mark of 3.50m/11-5.75 at Florida Intercollegiate.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: First female in Florida history to become three-time Class 3A pole vault state champion with marks of 11-7 (2005), 11-3 (2004) and 11-0 (2003) … Two-time prep All-American … In addition to track and field, also lettered in swimming and diving, as well as soccer … Member of 2002 Class 3A state championship track and field team … Was five-time district pole vault champion … Captain of track and field squad in 2004 and 2005 … 2004 Golden South pole vault champion (11-3) … Set school freshman scoring record for soccer in 2002.