BOBBI JO CHAPMAN
Events: Race walk
PRs: 1:39:01 (2004)
Born: Oct. 31, 1973 in Uniontown, Pa.
Current Residence: Charleston, WVa.
High School: Laurel Highlands (Uniontown, Pa.) 91
College: Pittsburgh 95
Coach: Jeff Savage
Career Highlights: 3rd at Olympic Trials, 2003 USA 5 km RW champion
Chapmans father introduced her to race walking when he took up the sport after he suffered a back injury and could no longer run. She competed in her first national 10K in 1993competed in her first USA Outdoor Championship in 1995. After getting married and working a full-time job, Chapman semi-retired in 1996. She returned to competition in 1999, and qualified for 2000 Olympic Trials in her first-ever 20K.
2004: 3rd at Olympic Trials (1:39:01)7th in 3,000m RW at USA Indoors
(14:00.89)3rd at USA 15 km championships (1:14:39)4th at USA 10 km
championships (50:19)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:39:01.
2003: 8th at USA Outdoors (1:41:20.83)USA 5 km RW champion (24:28)1st at Yellow Spring (1:44:20)3rd USA 10 km championships (50:41)5th at USA 15 km championships (1:16:44)8th at Pan Am Cup (1:45:47)best of 1:41:20.83.