April 24, 2009
By Joe Juliano
Inquirer Staff Writer
Sarah Bowman knew she had given it everything she had last year in the Penn Relays as Tennessee's anchor for three events. Still, finishing second all three times, by a combined 2.69 seconds, had her in a sour frame of mind as she left Franklin Field.
"Gosh, coming here last year and taking second in three races, that's tough, especially by close margins right at the line," Bowman said yesterday. "So it was definitely motivation for this year."
Bowman and her teammates responded yesterday on a chilly, windy day at Franklin Field, establishing control of the distance medley relay on the final two legs and taking the championship in a time of 11 minutes, 2.11 seconds.