April 20, 2009
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Tori Bowie, a freshman track and field runner, was named the Southern Miss Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Bowie posted a season-best time in the 200 meters, finishing third with a time of 23.99 just .03 off a regional qualifying time LSU Alumni Gold Meet in Baton Rouge.
She also placed second in the long jump behind former Ole Miss All-American Brittney Reese with a season-best mark of 6.30m (20-8), recording a regional qualifying mark. The long jump mark is the top freshman mark in the nation.