Samantha Bowen, Women's Track & Field

Samantha Bowen, Women's Track & Field

Samantha Bowen set a new personal best in the 800 meters as she posted the Lewis & Clark Pioneers women's best finish at last weekend's L&C Spring Break Open. Bowen faced in the strongest flight of the race and finished fifth with a time of 2:20.39 and was the top NCAA Division III finisher. She finished behind runners from Oregon State, Portland and Susan Van Weperen, who was racing without a team. Bowen's mark was just under five seconds faster than her first time this season, 2:25.02, at the Ed Boitano Invitational on Mar. 4.