Whitney Bowman

Whitney Bowman

YR. Jr./So.
HOMETOWN Portage, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Portage [Purdue]

2009 (Track and Field): Recorded season-best times indoors of 5:47.74 in the mile run, 11:18.52 in the 3,000m run and 20:05.00 in the 5,000m run in first season running track for the Crusaders ... posted top times outdoors of 12:04.54 in the 3,000m run, 20:02.88 in the 5,000m run and 41:06.38 in the 10,000m run.

2008 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races for Valpo ... placed among Crusaders’ top five runners on four occasions ... all five 5K times on the season were faster than her previous career best from the 2007 campaign ... ran over a minute faster than her previous fastest 5K at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossing the line in 19:45 ... cut nearly 20 more seconds off her 5K time at the Evansville Invitational, finishing in 19:25.65 ... ran at the Horizon League Championships ... was the third Crusader runner across the line at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, posting a time of 24:47.4 over the 8K course.

2008 (Track and Field): Did not run track last year for the Crusaders.

2007 (Cross Country): Ran in six races in her first season with the Brown and Gold ... improved vastly over the course of the season ... cut over three minutes off of her 5K time during the year, culminating in a season-best time of 20:51.26 at the Evansville Invitational ... ran for Valpo at the Horizon League Championships ... one of seven Crusaders who competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Purdue: Did not run at Purdue.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Indians ... team went to state championship meet in both seasons that she lettered ... also earned two letters in track and field ... a member of National Honor Society ... also a member of foreign language honor society.

Personal: Whitney is the daughter of William Bowman ... major is psychology ... born June 8, 1987.