Run­ning with­out bound­aries

Bow­ers earns Chick-fil- A Prep Ath­lete of the Week

The Covington News - - SPORTS - By Ja­son Mur­dock jmur­dock@cov­

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

Ja­son Mur­dock/The Cov­ing­ton News

Tiger pride:

Re­gan Bow­ers is the Chick-fil-A Prep Ath­lete of the Week.

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