Junior sprinter Gabby Thomas was named to The Bowerman Pre-Conference Championship Watch List.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior sprinter Gabby Thomas was named to The Bowerman Pre-Conference Championship Watch List, following her recognition on the Mid-Outdoor and Post-Indoor Watch Lists. This marks the first time in program history a Harvard student-athlete has been named as a candidate for The Bowerman.
Thomas is in the midst of a record-setting outdoor campaign, recording the nation's fastest 200m dash time with a new personal and Ivy League record - 22.32. Thomas also has the Northeast region's top 100m time (11.04), which is the seventh-fastest time in the nation, and is line to qualify for the NCAA East preliminary meet in the long jump as well.
The Bowerman is the nation's highest accolade given to the year's best student-athlete in American collegiate track and field. Thomas became the first Ivy League woman to be named to the Watch List since Princeton's Julia Ratcliffe on Jan. 8, 2015 after an outstanding indoor campaign. She became the first Ivy League women's sprinter to win an indoor national championship in the 200m, setting a new collegiate record with her 22.38 mark in the final event heat of the NCAA Division Indoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M.
Thomas will compete at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships this weekend (May 5-6) hosted by Penn at Franklin Field.