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  Laura Bowerman
Laura Bowerman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Temple Terrace, Fla.

High School:
King


2005 NCAA NATIONAL XC QUALIFIER

2004&05 NCAA ALL-SOUTH REGION TEAM

ALL-ACC

2006 Cross Country: Competed for the first time since 2005 track season at the Notre Dame Invitational, coming in with a time of 17:45.00 ... Clocked a time of 21:40 in the 6k race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals to take fifth on the team ... Posted a time of 22:45 during the ACC Championships to take 40th overall ... Came in third on the team at the NCAA Championships, crossing the line in a time of 22:24.00.

2007 Track: Outdoor - Ran her best 5000m time of the year at the Penn Relays, taking 21st with a time of 17:12.02 ... Posted a season-best time of 35:24.08 to take 12th in the 10000m at the Stanford Invitational ... Came in 11th at the ACC Championships with a 35:44.12 in the 10000m ... Added a 17:31.34 in the 5000m during the league summit.

2005 Cross Country: Emerged as the Seminoles' leader by finishing first on the team in all six events ... Recorded the second-fastest 6k time ever at FSU as she finished seventh at the NCAA Pre-Nationals with a 20:40.3 ... Opened the season by winning the Covered Bridge Open with a 5k time of 18:17.44 ... Crossed the finish line with a time of 17:56.45 to take third at the FSU Invitational ... Placed eighth during the Notre Dame Invitational with a personal-best 5k mark of 17:07 ... Finished 17th at the ACC Championships, running the 5.75k race in 20:07.9 ... Came in seventh at the NCAA South Regional with a 6k time of 20:52.59 to earn NCAA All- Region honors and earn one of two at-large bids to the NCAA Championships ... Took 177th at her first national meet with a 6k time of 21:19.9.

2006 Track: Redshirted during the indoor and outdoor seasons due to injuries.

2004 Cross Country: Earned NCAA All-South Region honors ... Ended her first cross country campaign on a high note at the regional meet with a season-best, 6k time 21:29.71 to take ninth ... Finished either first or second on the team in every meet ... Second-fastest freshman and top Seminole finisher at the conference meet, running a 19th-place 22:52.2 ... Picked up consecutive second-place finishes at the Mountaineer Open (18:27.9) and the Florida Intercollegiate Championships (17:56.72) ... Posted a top-50 finish at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:42) ... Finished in 37th at the NCAA Pre-National meet with a time of 21:22.5.

2005 Track: Outdoor - First female FSU athlete to earn ACC Outdoor Track and Field Rookie of the Year accolades ... Took third in the 10000m (35:17.22), earning her All-ACC honors, and sixth in the 5000m (16:47.72) at the league championships. Mark in the 10000m is the sixth-best in Seminole lore ... Ran the sixth-fastest 5000m time in school history with a 16:40.42 to finish 19th at the NCAA East Region Championships ... Top 5000m time ranked eighth in the ACC while her 10000m mark was ninth. Indoor - Ran a career-best 3000m time in her first collegiate indoor meet at the Wildcat Invitational, finishing sixth in 10:00.44 ... Posted a season-best5000m time of 17:44.14 for 15th place at the league meet ... Took 20th in the 3000m at the ACC Championships, running a clip of 10:06.83.

Prep: Won her second FHSAA 3A Cross Country Championships in a then-course record of 18:07 during the 2003 season ... Posted a winning time of 18:41 the year before ... 2003 FHSAA 3A state champion with a 3200m time of 11:06.73 ... Took second in the 3200 her senior year with a mark of 11:21.14 ... Place seventh in the 2003 Foot Locker Cross Country South Regionals, running a 17:53, en route to earning a spot at the Foot Locker finals ... Finished in the top 32 at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship, posting a time of 19:28 ... Ran a time of 17:42 in the 5K at the USF/Jesuit Invitational

Personal: Born July 22, 1986 ... Majoring in psychology ... Daughter of Richard and Theresa Bowerman ... Father was a cross country All-American at Wabash College.

Bowerman's Bests
5k (XC):17:07
6k (XC): 20:40.3
5000m - 16:40.42
10000m - 35:17.22

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