Event: Triple jump
PR: 14.05m/46-1 (1999)
Born: August 22, 1977 in Waco, Texas
Current Residence: Hewitt, Texas
High School: La Vega (Waco, Texas) HS 95
College: Baylor 99
Coach: Danny Brabham
Agent: Renaldo Nehemiah
Career Highlights: 1999 U.S. womens triple jump champion; 1999 NCAA TJ champ; 4th at 2000 Olympic Trials
Bowers made her breakthrough in 1999, when she won the U.S. and NCAA triple jump championships. Since then she has placed no lower than sixth at USA championship events. Capped a celebrated prep career by leading La Vega HS to its first-ever Class 3A championship. At the state meet, Bowers won the triple jump for the third straight year with a leap of 12.38m/40-7.25. She also won the long jump with a best of 5.83m/19-1.50, and she anchored the 4x400m relay team that captured the state title (3:59.68). A four-year letter-winner in track, volleyball and basketball, as a senior, Bowers was named the Super CenTex Player of the Year in all three sports. A National Honor Society member in high school, Bowers majored in education at Baylor.
2003: 1st at Waco (12.82m/42-0.75).
2002: 5th at USA Outdoors (13.40m/43-11.75)4th at U.S. Indoors (13.15m/43-1.75)1st at Tyson Invitational (13.45m/44-1.50)1st at Baton Rouge (13.14m/43-1.50)ranked #6 in the U.Sbest of 13.40m/43-11.75.
2001: 6th at USA Outdoors (13.36m/43-10)ranked #6 in the U.Sbest of 13.36m/43-10.
2000: 4th at Olympic Trials (13.83m/45-4)ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 14.01m/45-11.75.
1999: Won NCAA Outdoor TJ (13.97m/45-10)1st at USA Outdoors (13.66m/44-9.75)bests of 14.04m/46-1, 200m: 23.74.
1998: 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (13.62m/44-8.25)4th at USA Outdoors6th in LJ at Big 12 Outdoorsranked #4 in TJ in the U.S. by T&FNbests of 13.62m/44-8.25 & 6.03m/19-9.5.
1997: 2nd at Big 12 Outdoors4th at NCAA Outdoorsranked #7 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 13.53m/44-4.75.
1996: 3rd at Southwest Conference Outdoors14th at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 41-8.75