UAlbany Indoor Track - M BIO
Alexander Bowen
Player Profile:
Alexander Bowen 783567
Position: High Jump
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beacon, N.Y.
High School: Beacon High

Bowen's TFRRS Profile


2015-16
Outdoor
Season Bests
High Jump: 2.12m
Triple Jump: 14.46m

Bowen started his season at the Shamrock Invitational where he finished first in the high jump.  He continued his season at the Northeat Challenge and the Spring Classic where he finished first in the long jump. Bowen finished third in the triple jump at the Spring Classic.


Personal Best Marks
High Jump: 7'-3.25" - Indoor, Outdoor School Record
Triple Jump: 49’-1”

2014-15:

Team Panama

Bowen once again represented Panama during the summer season.

Outdoor

Did not compete (redshirt).

Indoor
Season Bests
High Jump: 7’-1.75”
Triple Jump: 49’-1”

Bowen was named team captain before the indoor season for the second consecutive year. In addition to his signature event, the high jump, he also started competing in the triple jump for the first time since he was a sophomore. He opened the season at the Upstate Challenge, placing second in the high jump in 7’-0.5”, and second in the triple jump in a personal-best 49’-1”. He won the high jump and the triple jump at the America East Indoor Championships. It was his fourth consecutive indoor high jump title. He set a season-best in the high jump at the Boston University Last Chance Meet, clearing 7’-1.75” to take first place. He ended the season placing second in the high jump at IC4A Indoor Championships in 6’-11”.

2013-14:

Team Panama
After placing second at Panama’s National Championships, Bowen made the national team roster and continued to compete during his offseason. In June, Bowen won the Central American Championships in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, clearing a height of 7’-1”, which tied his own national record. In August, Bowen first placed sixth at the Ibero-American Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, jumping 7’-0.5”. Also in August, Bowen placed seventh at the 2014 Pan American Festival in Mexico City, Mexico, clearing 6’-10.75”. The Festival is a qualifying round for the 2015 Pan American Games.

Outdoor
Season Bests
200m: 25.34
High Jump: 7’-2.25”

Bowen continued his winning ways by claiming a high jump victory at the Spring Break Classic, jumping 6’-10.75”. He also won the Dogfight against Connecticut, in 6’-6.25”, and the UAlbany Spring Classic in 7’-0.5”. He placed second in the championship section of the high jump at Penn Relays, jumping his season-best 7’-2.25”. After Penn Relays, Bowen successfully earned dual-citizenship with Panama, allowing his competition for Panama’s National Team. In his first meet following his acquisition of citizenship, Bowen won the America East Outdoor Championships, defending his title and clearing a height of 7’-1”, which was also a new Panamanian National Record. Bowen competed in Panama’s National Championships, placing second in 6’-8.75”. In doing so, he earned the right to compete for Team Panama in a handful of international competitions throughout the summer and fall. When he returned to the United States, Bowen won IC4A Championships, clearing a height of 6’-11.75”. Bowen ended his UAlbany season placing 14th at the NCAA East Regionals, clearing 6’-10.75”.

Indoor
Season Bests
High Jump: 7’-2.5”

Bowen was named as team captain at the beginning of the indoor season. He claimed victory in the high jump four times in nine meets during the season. He won the Penn State Indoor Relays with a jump of 7’-2.5”, setting his seasonal best. Bowen was recognized as the America East Men’s Indoor Track Performer of the Week for his effort. He won UAlbany’s Great Dane Classic with a mark of 7’-1.75”. At Cornell’s Upstate Challenge, Bowen placed second in the high jump, again clearing a height of 7’-1.75”. He competed in the John Thomas men’s high jump at the Millrose Games, placing fifth with a mark of 7’-2.25”. Bowen successfully defended his title at the America East Indoor Championships, winning the high jump in 7’-1”. At Boston University’s Last Chance Meet, Bowen earned his fourth victory, clearing a height of 7’-0.25”. Bowen placed third at IC4A Championships in 7’-2.25”, and he ended his season placing seventh at NCAA National Championships, matching his season-best of 7’-2.5”.

2012-13:

Outdoor
Season Bests
High Jump: 7’-3.25”
Triple Jump: 46’-0.75”

Bowen’s outdoor season began with a 7’-3” high jump in the opening meet, just 0.25” off his best jump from indoor. He would go on to earn seven victories in the high jump, including the America East Outdoor Championships, where he tied his personal-best, IC4A Championships, and NCAA Division I East Preliminaries, which qualified him to compete at NCAA Nationals. His jump of 7’-2.5” at the national meet was good for 11th place. Additionally, he recorded a wind-legal triple jump of 46’-0.75” at America East Outdoor Championships, although he had a wind-aided result of 47’-1.75” which would have been a new personal record.

Indoor
Season Bests
High Jump: 7’-3.25”
Triple Jump: 46’-0”

Bowen opened his second indoor campaign with a high jump victory at the Army Crowell Open, where he equaled his best result from the previous outdoor season. He earned a second place finish in the high jump at the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge, and his second high jump win at the Great Dane Classic. He once again came through at the America East Indoor Championships, earning the high jump title and setting a new UAlbany indoor record in the process.

2011-12:

Outdoor
Season Bests
High Jump: 6’-10.75”
Triple Jump: 44’-2.75”

Bowen earned three first-place finishes in the high jump during the season, at the UConn Men’s Dogfight, the Larry Ellis Invitational, and the America East Outdoor Championships, where he recorded his best jump of the season. He also competed in the high jump at the Penn Relays and the NCAA Division I East Preliminaries.

Indoor
Season Bests
High Jump: 7’-0.25”
Triple Jump: 46’-11.75

In his first meet as a Great Dane, the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge, Bowen cleared 7’-0.25” in the high jump, setting a new personal-best mark by over two inches. He would go on to win the America East Indoor Championships in that event, while also placing fourth in the triple jump.

High School:
Personal Bests
High Jump: 6’-10”
Triple Jump: 46’-2.25”

Bowen was a four-year letter-winner at Beacon High School. As team captain in his senior year, he was named to the All-Section team in the triple jump. Additionally, he was New York State outdoor champion in the high jump, after finishing second in the event during the indoor season, and earned All-American honors.

Personal:
Bowen is the son of Alexander and Carla Bowen. He has two sisters, Catrina and Beverly. His major is currently undecided.

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