The Bowerman is the nation's highest accolade given to the year's best student-athlete in American collegiate track and field.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off a historically good performance at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, junior sprinter Gabby Thomas has been named to The Bowerman Post-Conference Championships Watch List.
Thomas won five Outdoor Heps titles and was again the star of the show, winning the 100m (11.27), setting a new meet record with her win the 200m (22.76), and winning the 4x100m relay (45.16) along with teammates Ngozi Musa, Karina Joiner, and Olivia Okoli before an incredible showing in the 4x400m relay.
Trailing by nearly 30 meters before the start of her anchor leg, Thomas ran a 49.44 final leg to edge Columbia at the finish line for a 3:36.35 final time. She teamed with Maya Miklos, Okoli, and Joiner for the win.
One day earlier, Thomas won the women's long jump, setting a new program record by reaching 21-8¼ on her final jump of the afternoon. Thomas has the nation's second-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), also a new Ivy League mark.
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 NCAA East Preliminary Meet in Tampa, Fla. on May 24-26.