Running without boundaries
Bowers earns Chick-fil- A Prep Athlete of the Week
Alcovy’s Regan Bowers hardly has time for anything besides running. But that’s exactly how she likes it, and she’s having a blast competing with her cross country team despite her cramppacked schedule.
On Saturday, Bowers finished fourth overall during the Alcovy Last Chance Invitational, setting a personal best record for that particular course (23:54).
“It was an OK performance,” said Bowers, “but I could have done a lot better.”
Nevertheless, based on her performance Bowers has been selected as the Chick-fil-A Prep Athlete of the Week.
Had her legs not given out, she would have easily placed higher, as she held second for most of the race. Still, Bowers has plenty of time for improvement. After all, she’s just a sophomore, and this is just her first year running.
“Regan demonstrated from the beginning that she was willing to work as hard as anyone else, and was going to make herself the person to beat,” said Alcovy head coach Scott Murphy. “She has earned and pretty much dominated the No. 1 spot on the team.”
Bowers runs approximately 25 miles each week. When she’s not in school or training, she enjoys rifle shooting, tennis and going to church on Sundays. But it makes it difficult for anything else.
“It’s pretty much packed — school, cross country and shooting,” acknowledged Bowers. “I usually don’t have a lot of time for friends
Regan Bowers is the Chick-fil-A Prep Athlete of the Week.