87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech track and field Christian Bowles finished first in the 3000m
Indoor: Ran a personal-best in the mile at the Music City Challenge (4:11.50), finishing sixth … turned in a time of 4:15.13 in the mile at the Commodore Invitational … ran a time of 8:10.16 in the 3000m run at the Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: Recorded a career-best time of 14:27.91 (sixth) in the 5000m run at the Tennessee Relays … also turned in a time of 14:32.70 in the 5000m run at the ACC Outdoor Championships … ran to a season-best time of 3:52.08 in the 1500m run at the Georgia Tech Invitational – good for sixth place … also turned in a time of 3:53.19 at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competed in the 1500m and 5000m … Finished third in the 5000m at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 14:37.92 … Finished 10th in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, the first race of his collegiate career, with a time of 3:56.76 … Finished 27th in the 5000m at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 15:13.96 … Finished 39th in the 5000m at the Penn Relays with a time of 14:36.33.
2015 Cross Country:
Finished second in the 8k at the Berry College Invitational with a personal-best time of 25:53.8 … Finished 13th in the 5k at the Gene Mullin Invitational with a time of 16:26.2 … Finished 104th in the 8k at the Commodore Classic with a time of 26:57.7.
A four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track under head coach Jerry Meiten at Lakeside High School in Augusta, Ga.... Helped cross country team to three region titles in four years... Served as a team captain his senior year... Recognized as an all-state track performer as a sophomore and a senior... Named team MVP in both cross country and track... Graduated with honors and as a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Christian Scott Bowles... Born Jul. 2, 1997 in Augusta, Ga.... Son to Ken and Connie Bowles... Has two older sisters, Anna and Sarah... Father, Ken, ran cross country at the University of Akron... Sister, Anna, ran cross country at the University of Georgia... Sister, Sarah, runs cross country at Georgia Tech... Chose Georgia Tech for its business school, coaching staff and proximity to Atlanta... Majoring in business administration.