The Richmond Register

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June 18, 2006

Bowman earns All-American honors

RICHMOND — University of Louisville high jumper Kelley Bowman earned All-American honors with a school-record performance on June 9 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the A.G. Spanos Sports Complex on the campus of Sacramento State.

Bowman, a senior from Mt. Vernon who attended Berea Community, cleared a school-record height of 6-1.25 in the high jump, breaking her own record which she set when she captured first place at the 2006 Big East Championships. Her third-place performance in the event was the highest finish in school history for any Louisville athlete at a national championship.

She is just the second UofL women track and field athlete to earn All-American honors (Michelle Borgert — 10,000 meter run in 1995). Bowman’s performance gave Louisville women’s track and field team its first-ever points at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Cardinals finished tied for 37th.

“It’s an amazing feeling to earn this type of finish and I still can’t really believe it,” Bowman said. “I really didn’t expect to finish as high as third, because my goal was to be in the top eight and earn All-American honors, but I’ll definitely take this.”

The NCAA Outdoor Championships closed out Bowman’s collegiate career, but she has earned the right to compete in the USA Track and Field Nationals this week (June 21 through 25) in Indianapolis, Ind. The top finishers from that event will advance to the IAAF World Junior Championship in Beijing, China in August.

Bowman, a 2001 Berea Community School graduate, holds the Kentucky all-class high jump record (5-10.5) and also has the outdoor and indoor (5-10) records at Louisville.

She is currently ranked fifth nationally, behind such great Olympians as Amy Acuff and Chaunte Howard, and is ranked 53rd in the world.

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