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Bowerman Finishes First at Gasparilla
Courtesy: Seminoles.com
Release: 02/05/2005
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Feb. 5, 2005

Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida State track and field program made an impact at one of the nation's best distance races on Saturday. Freshman Laura Bowerman (Temple Terrace, Fla./King) was the top finisher among 5K female runners, completing the course in 16:54. Bowerman was among the top 25 overall 5K runners and the first women to cross the line.

Junior Kara Newell (Tallahassee, Fla./Boston University) recorded a time of 18:20 for third female and 64th overall. Sophomore Meredith Urban (Davie, Fla./Green Hope - N.C.) was fifth, 70th overall, in a time of 18:28. Freshman Amanda Hahn (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) completed the race seconds behind Urban in 18:37 while junior Jenny Gomez (Miami, Fla./Lourdes Academy) posted a time of 18:35. Junior Suzanne Shephard (Ellis, KS/Ellis) rounded out the top ten women with a time of 18:52 and tenth place.

Former FSU All-American Vicky Gill and current Seminole graduate assistant Keith Batten was a top finisher among the master's races. Gill finished first in the 15K in 54:00 while Batten was seventh in 49:57.

Another group of Seminoles take the track in Gainesville, Fla., on Sunday, February 6, 2005 for the Gator Invitational.

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