Both the men’s and women’s team, plus four individuals received accolades
For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria
Bryce Stroede places 12th in 5000m becoming second student-athlete to qualify for NCAA National Championships since Jason Bigelow in 2010
Competition begins Thursday, May 25 through Saturday, May 27 in Lexington, Ky. on ESPN3
OAKLAND HAS PROGRAM BEST SIX STUDENT-ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR NCAA TRACK AND FIELD EAST PRELIMINARY ROUND
Stroede, Vitella, J. Bowman, O'Connor, Burr and Haas will compete in Lexington, Ky.
5-6-17 Horizon League Outdoor Championships - Day 3 Photos by Trevor Parks - YSU SID
2017 Horizon League Indoor Championships - Day 2 Photos by Jose Juarez
2017 Horizon League Indoor Championships - Day 1 Photos by: Jose Juarez
4-16-16 #OaklandTF Golden Grizzly Invite Photos by Jose Juarez
The Oakland Women's Track & Field team wins first Horizon League Championship in program history. Men's team finishes 3rd
▪ Placed first in the 3000m (8:39.24) at the Mastadon Opener (Dec. 3)
▪ Recorded a third-place finish in the 5000m (14:38.66) at the YSU National Invite (Feb. 3)
▪ Captured the individual 5000m title (14:32.59) at the Horizon League Indoor Championships (Feb. 25-26)
▪ Placed 29th in the 5000m (14:41.26) at the NCAA Division 1 East Preliminary Round (May 25-27)
▪ Placed 1st in the 5000m (13:58.75) with a PR at Hillsdale “Last-Chance” Classic (May 10-11)
▪ Place 2nd in the 1500m (3:56.87) and 3rd in the 5000m (14:48.88) at Horizon League Outdoor Championship (May 5-7)
▪ Placing 5th in the 800m (1:54.37) along with a PR at the Golden Grizzly Invite
▪ Made the podium finishing fourth at the Horizon League Championships in the 1500m run with PR time of 3:54.37
▪ Made the podium finishing sixth at the Horizon League Championships in the 5000m run with a time of 14:58.39
▪ Ran a 5000m PR time of 14:56.87 at the Golden Grizzly Invite
▪ Made the podium finishing fourth in the mile at the Horizon League Championship with a PR time of 4:08.80
▪ Placed second in the 3000m Run at the SVSU Jets Pizza Invitational with a PR time of 8:21.89
▪ Placed third in the mile at the EMU Triangular with a time of 4:18.72
▪ Set 1500m PR (3:59.39) at the Raleigh Relays (March 27).
▪ Placed sixth with 3000m PR (8:28.74) and ran fourth leg on the third place DMR team (10:04.53) at the Horizon League Indoor Championships (March 1).
▪ Finished second in the 3000m (8:48.26) at the Mastodon Opener (Dec. 6) and third (8:35.85) at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 14).
▪Took third in the mile at the Jack Skoog Dual (Jan. 16).
• Earned a runner-up finish at the Horizon League Championship in the 3000m with a mark of 8:34.46 (March 2).
• Part of the third-place distance medley relay at the league championship with a mark of 10:09.16.
• Season-best 3000m was at the SPIRE Midwest Open (8:29.57, Feb. 1).
• Best mile time of 4:12.92 was at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 14).
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
Full Name: Jacob Christian Bowman
Date of Birth: March 7, 1994
Parents: Daniel and Celina
Siblings: Twin brother, Andrew (also on Track & Field and XC Team), Sisters Abby and Alyssa
Major: Environmental Science
|Personal Bests (Indoor)|
|Mile||4:08.80 (Horizon League Championship, Feb. 27, 2016)|
|3000m||8:14.17 (SVSU Jets Pizza Invitational -Jan. 27, 2017)|
|Personal Bests (Outdoor)|
|800m||1:54.37 (Oakland University Golden Grizzly Invite - April 14, 2017)|
|1500m||3:54.37 (Horizon League Championships - May 6, 2016)|
|5000m||13:58.75 (Hillsdale "Last-Chance" Classic - May 10, 2017)|