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 Chris Gowell
Chris Gowell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newport, South Wales, UK

Last College:
University of Wales Institute-Cardiff

Height:
5-10

Position:
800m

• 2009 All-American Outdoors (800 Meters) • 2009 All-American Indoors (800 Meters) • 2009 All-Midwest Region (800 Meters) • 2009 All-Big 12 Outdoors (1,500 Meters) • 2009 All-Big 12 Indoors (800 Meters) • School Record Holder (800 Meters - indoors)

2009 Track: Earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Clocked a lifetime best 1:46.88 in the NCAA final...Earned NCAA All-Midwest Region honors with a fourth-place finish in 1:48.78...Recorded five sub-1:48 times on the season...Finished second in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a season-best ime of 3:41.85...Took fourth overall at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in the 1,500 meters to earn all-conference honors...Anchored the Baylor sprint medley relay to a title at the Texas Relays with a time of 3:15.96 that ranked first in the NCAA...Also anchored Baylor to a Texas Relays title in the distance medley relay...Named Big 12 Male Athlete of the Week on March 31...During the indoor season, earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 1:48.78...Clocked a season-best time of 1:48.04 to finish second at the Big 12 Indoor Championships to earn all-conference honors...The time also set a new school record in the event...Won the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 1:49.10.

Before Baylor: Transferred to Baylor to complete his master's degree after finishing his undergrad work at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)...Ranked eighth in the United Kingdom in 2008 in the 800 meters with a personal best of 1:47.83...Seven races of sub-1:49 in the 800 meters in 2008...Great Britain U-20 and U-23 champion in the 800 metres...Represented the United Kingdom at the 2004 World Junior Championships...Won the 2006 U-23 AAA Championships in the 800 meters...Also holds a 3-handicap in golf.

Personal -
Full name is Christopher Gowell...Born Sept. 26, 1985, in Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom...Son of Brian and Jean Gowell...Working toward a master's degree in health education.

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