ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander Bowen of Albany placed seventh in the high jump event at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Champions this past weekend. Bowen leapt 7’2.5” to match his season-best mark. His seventh-place finish garnered him an All-American recognition, an honor that is bestowed upon the top-eight competitors in each track and field event.
Bowen will begin training for outdoor competition immediately to prepare for their upcoming meet in Puerto Rico next week.
In addition, three other America East track student-athletes finished in the top-16 in their events and earned All-America second team honors for doing so.
Andrew Smith of UMBC placed 16th overall in the 800-meter run, clocking in at 1:58.06.
Distance runners Olivia Burne of Stony Brook and Elinor Purrier of New Hampshire competed in the mile. Burne and Purrier each finished seventh in their respective heats. Burne crossed the line at 4:46.94, good for 12th overall, while Purrier was 15th in 4:48.82.
The outdoor season begins as early as this upcoming weekend for America East Track & Field student-athletes. Albany, Binghamton, Hartford, UMBC and UMass Lowell all open the weekend of March 21st, while New Hampshire, Stony Brook and Vermont will compete the following week.