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Bowen Places Sixth In Brazil


SÃO PAULO – In his third official competition as a member of Panama’s National Team, University at Albany rising senior Alexander Bowen placed sixth in a field of eight in the men’s high jump at the 2014 Ibero-American Championships.  Bowen, who is Panama’s national record holder in the event, cleared a height of 7’-0.5” on Sunday.  The mark is one half inch below his national record.

Mexico’s Edgar Alejandro Rivera Morales won the event, clearing 7’-5.75”.  Puerto Rico’s Luis J. Castro Rivera was second, clearing 7’-5”.  Brazil’s Guilherme Henrique Cobbo was third, clearing 7’-4.25”.

In addition to his national record, which he set in May at the America East Outdoor Championships in Vermont, his first competition after acquiring dual-citizenship, Bowen is Panama’s national runner-up in the high jump, as well as the Central American champion in the same event.

Bowen will have a short layover before heading out to Mexico City to compete in the 2014 Pan American Festival, which take place August 15-16.  Bowen is scheduled to compete in the high jump on August 16 at 5:00 p.m. local time.

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