Sonoma Academy freshman Kate Bowen steps on the track for the first time to run a high school 3200m race and clocks 11:18.85.
The last two days Kate got to watch her sister Rylee beat some of the best in the nation at the Texas Relays Day 1, Day 2 but today was her day to shine in Texas.
She placed 15th in an elite field of distance runners, winning time was 10:37.22.
Kate’s time moved her to 42nd All-Time in the Redwood Empire in her very first race. And who is 41st on the list. That would be mom with her 11:18.42 Nika Horn, Santa Rosa #5 1992.
Kate also bumped star runner Leanne Fogg off the All-Time freshman top 10.
All-Time Freshman 3200m
10:26.51 Julia Stamps, Rincon Valley JH 1994
10:29.61 Rylee Bowen, Sonoma Academy 2015
10:31.06 Sara Bei, Montgomery 1998
10:36.30 Jacque Taylor, Casa Grande 2007
10:52.24 Trina Cox, Santa Rosa 1996
11:14.44 Lauren Kraus, Maria Carrillo 2010, 11:05.45 ’11
11:15.44y Lori Shanoff, Petaluma 1979, 11:12.14+ ’80
11:16.63 Andrea Natoli, Maria Carrillo 2012, her best
11:18.14 Kelly Rogers, Healdsburg 2000, 11:16.14 ’01
11:18.85 Kate Bowen, Sonoma Academy 2017
11:21.31 Leanne Fogg, Maria Carrillo 2004