Georgia Tech track and field Christian Bowles finished first in the 3000m
Indoor: Competed in the 3000 meters twice ... turned in a season-best time of 8:36.49 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... also recorded a time of 8:48.01 in the Orange and Purple Classic.
Indoor: Competed at the Commodore Invitational as a freshman … Finished 23rd in the 3000m with a time of 8:50.67. Outdoor: Did not compete.
Ran four seasons of cross country for coach James Westphal and four season of track for coach Jim Kupres ... Earned all-conference in cross country freshman, sophomore, and senior seasons ... Named team MVP in track sophomore season ... Earned team MVP honors in cross country senior season ... Part of Hinsdal Central cross country team that won regionals in 2013 and 2014, sectionals in 2013 and state championships in 2013 and 2014 ... Qualified for nationals in 2013.
Full name is Matthew Robert McBrien ... Born on Mar. 28, 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Son of Ed and Ann McBrien ... Father played offensive lineman at Northwood University from 1979-1980 ... Has a sister named Katie ... Chose Tech because great academics, great athletics program and the location ... Majoring in computer engineering.