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Utah State runner qualifies for NCAA 100-meter race

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Posted at 10:59 PM, Jun 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-04 00:59:31-04

LOGAN, Utah — Utah State junior sprinter Nic Bowens has had a breakout season. He ran a 10.13 in the 100 meters at the Mountain West Conference Championships last month, which at the time was the fourth fastest time in the country.

He’s proved he belongs among the best sprinters in the country.

“I for sure feel like I belong,” Bowens said. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if I thought anybody was really better than me.”

“He’s the fastest we’ve ever had here,” said Utah State head coach Gregg Gensel. “He’s exactly what every coach dreams of having. He’s smart, he has a good work ethic, he’s got lots a talent and he’s motivated to help other people and be good.”

He qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 meters, and he’s hoping to run faster than he ever has before.

“My main goal is to run a personal record and make it to the finals,” Bowens said. “If I make it to the finals I’m a first-team All-American.”

The NCAA finals are next week in Eugene, Ore.