MEDFORD – For the second time in three weeks, senior co-captain Brittany Bowman of the Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team has been selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Performer of the Week.
The honor is due to the fact that for the second time in three weeks Bowman ran the fastest time in the country in an event. On Friday night, her 16:42.30 to win the 5,000 meters at Connecticut College's Silfen Invitational took over the #1 spot in Division III.
An All-American in five consecutive seasons (twice in cross country, twice indoors, once outdoors), Bowman has been on tear during the final semester of her collegiate career. She won the NCAA indoor 5,000 meters title on March 9 (16:31.31). On March 31 at home on Dussault Track, she won the 10,000 meters at the Snowflake Classic with a 34:51.07 time which still stands as the top mark in the country for the 2018 season. That effort also earned her the NESCAC weekly award.
Bowman receives her third NESCAC weekly honor overall. In addition to the April 2 honor for the 10K time, she was the cross country Performer of the Week as a junior on November 14, 2016. Additionally, she was the NESCAC 10,000 meters champion last season to earn All-NESCAC honors. She was also an All-Conference first team recipient in cross country in both 2017 and 2016.
Head coach Kristen Morwick's Jumbos have one more week of regular-season action before the championship season begins with the NESCAC meet on April 28 at Trinity College.