|Brittany Bowman ran the third fastest 3,000 in the nation today|
BOSTON - Senior co-captain Brittany Bowman of the Tufts University women's indoor track & field team ran a personal-best 9:46.93 in the 3,000 meters at Boston University's John Thomas Terrier Classic on Friday.
The only Jumbo to compete at BU today, Bowman was second in her section (14 runners overall) and 12th out of 68 competitors in the event overall. The meet featured athletes from Divsion I, II and III teams, as well as club competitors. Her previous career-best was 9:55.09 from 2017.
Today's 3K time ranks third in Division III as of Friday night at 9 p.m. It is Bowman's fourth Division III top 10 mark already in the 2018 indoor season. She is ranked #2 in the mile with a 4:55.95 converted time from the Bowdoin meet last Saturday (Jan. 20) and is also #2 in the 5,000 meters with the 16:58.08 that she posted at BU back on December 2. Also last week at Bowdoin, Bowman's 2:17.11 converted time in the 800 ranks sixth nationally as of Friday night.
Bowman has been an All-American in four consecutive seasons starting with cross country in 2016. On the track last year, she was eighth nationally in the 5,000 meters indoors and placed fifth in the NCAA Outdoor 10K. She is coming off a career-best 11th at the NCAA Cross Country meet last November.
Tufts hosts the first annual Branwen Smith-King Invitational at the Gantcher Center tomorrow starting at 10 a.m.