CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior sprinter Gabby Thomas, who on Saturday became the first Ivy League women's sprinter to win an indoor national championship in the 200m, was named to The Bowerman Post-Indoor Watch List, the first time in program history a Harvard student-athlete has been named as a candidate for The Bowerman.
The Bowerman is the nation's highest accolade given to the year's best student-athlete in American collegiate track and field.
Thomas set a new collegiate record with her 22.38 mark in her final heat, breaking a 10-year record, previously held by Bianca Knight of Oregon (22.40, March 14, 2008). A junior captain from Florence, Mass., Thomas the fourth national indoor champion in Harvard women's track and field history, joining Kart Siilats (high jump, 2001), Dora Gyorffy (high jump, 2000), and Meredith L. Rainey (800 meters, 1990).
Thomas' 200m mark sits fifth on the all-time world record list and second on the American performers list. Thomas also became the first Ivy League woman to be named to the Watch List since Princeton's Julia Ratcliffe on Jan. 8, 2015.