Both teams earn All-Academic honors for the twelfth consecutive season, plus two individual award recipients
Seniors close out careers finishing 21st, 22nd and 23rd respectively
Women's team wins third consecutive title, men's team wins second title in three-year span
Both teams finish in top-10 with men placing seventh and women eighth
Bowman won 4K race at Golden Grizzlies Short Course Dual
2017 Horizon Cross Country Championships - Katke-Cousins Golf Course, Rochester Mich. Photos by Jose Juarez
17th Annual Golden Grizzlies Open (9-1-17)
15 Annual Golden Grizzly Open
The men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2014 season hosting the annual Golden Grizzly Open
The men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Golden Grizzlies Open on Fri. Aug. 30 on campus
▪ Set course record and placed first in the Golden Grizzlies Open (Sept. 1) with a time of 18:38.6 (6K)
▪ Placed second at the Golden Grizzlies Sc Dual (Oct. 6) with a time of 11:46.20 (4K)
▪ Helped the men's cross country team win their second Horizon League Championship in three years
▪ Did not compete due to injury
▪ Placed first at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 4) with a time of 19:12.7 (6K)
▪ Placed third at the Golden Grizzly SC Dual vs CMU (Oct. 9) with a time of 12:13.1 (4K)
▪ Ran a career-best 8K time of 24:48.91 at the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 3)
▪ Finished sixth at the Horizon League Championship to earn a place on the All-Horizon League First-Team
▪ Helped the Golden Grizzlies win the Horizon League Championship
▪ Won Horizon League Runner of the Week for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6
▪ 2015 Horizon League Fall Academic All-League Team selection
▪ All-Horizon League second team honoree for second straight season
▪ Finished Horizon League Championship in ninth place with a 8K time of 25:08
▪ Earned fifth-place finish at the Golden Grizzly Invite with a 6K time of 19:20.4
▪ Garnered 12th place at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open with a time of 26:04.1 in the 8K
▪ Was named Horizon League Freshman of the Year in Oakland's first season in the conference.
▪ Also garnered second team all-conference honors.
▪ Earned three top-ten finishes throughout the 2013 season: sixth place at the Golden Grizzly Open on Aug. 30 (16:18.2, 5K), seventh place at the Detroit Titan Invite (21:15.07, four mile) and 10th place at the Horizon League Championship (26:22.17, 8K).
▪ Ran career-best 8K time of 25:50 at the Horizon League Championship meet.
▪ Was top-five for Oakland in each race, contributing to the overall team score.
▪ Finished second for OU in four races including the Detroit Titan Invite, Notre Dame Invite on Oct. 5, the Horizon League Championship and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 15.
Bowman's Career Bests
Four Mile: 21:15.07 (2013)
Five Mile: 24:53.80 (2014)
4K: 12:13.1 (2015)
5K: 16:18.2 (2013)
6K: 19:12.7 (2015)
8K: 24:48.91 (2015)
10K: 32:27 (2014)
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