Utah State’s Nic Bowens finishes 17th in 100m at NCAA Finals

EUGENE, Ore. – Utah State sprinter Nic Bowens finished 17th in the semifinals of the 100m at the NCAA Finals held here at Hayward Field Wednesday night with a time of 10.27, and missed out on second-team All-America honors by 0.02 seconds.

Bowens, a junior from Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS) qualified for the 100m finals after placing 10th overall with a time of 10.21 in the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship First Round in Fayetteville, Ark. Bowens holds the school record in the event with a time of 10.13 set this season.

Junior heptathlete Chari Hawkins (Rexburg, Idaho/Madison HS) will also be competing for Utah State at the NCAA Finals and begin competition on Thursday, June 12 at 2 p.m. (MT) and conclude on Friday, June 13. Hawkins automatically advanced to the NCAA Finals in the heptathlon after posting a score of 5,550 points at the Mt. SAC Relays on Apr. 17.

Hawkins earned second-team All-American honors last year at the NCAA Finals in the heptathlon following an 11th-place finish with a school record 5,598 points.

The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Central page can be found at http://bit.ly/1kqqaY6. All four days of competition will be aired on ESPN3 at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index?.

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