Graduates receive student-athlete stoles at Friday’s GTAA graduation brunch
Georgia Tech track and field grabs three top-three finishes
Georgia Tech track and field Christian Bowles finished first in the 3000m
Indoor: Competed four times for Tech in three different events … ran a season-best time in the 3000 meters at the Music City Challenge (8:23.78) … ran the mile once, turning in a time of 4:26.80 at the Commodore Invitational … competed in the 5000 meters once, recorded a time of 14:45.40 at the Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: Recorded a personal-best time of 14:34.11 in the 5000m run at the Tennessee Relays … also ran a time of 14:39.97 in the 5000m run at the Penn Relays … turned in a time of 30:59.59 in his only outing in the 10000m run at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
Indoor: Ran in the 3000m events at three meets … Finished 19th in the 3000m at the Music City Challenge with a personal-best time of 8:30.05. Outdoor: Finished 10th in the 5000m at the Tiger Track Classic with a time of 14:46.37 … Ran a personal-best time of 14:45.06 in the 5000m at the Penn Relays.
2015 Cross Country:
Ran in five meets during the 2015 season … Finished eighth in the 5k at the Gene Mullin Invitational with a time of 16:18.7 … Finished 20th at the JSU/Struts Invitational with a 5k time of 15:45.7 … Finished 124th at the ACC Championships with an 8k time of 26:59.4.
Indoor: Recorded a career-best time of 4:26.57 in the mile run at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational … Placed 10th in the 3,000 meters with a career-best time of 8:46.59 at the Samford University Invitational. Outdoor: Improved his 5,000 meter time from 15:25.72 to 15:12.45, and shaved time off of his 1,500 meter time from 4:11.51 to 4:06.59.
2014 Cross Country:
Did not compete.
Set high school's record in the 1600m, 3200m, and 5000m ... Earned both 1600m and 3200 First Team All-League honors three consecutive years... A three-time Cross Country BCL East League Champion 2011-2013... Earned Cross Country 5K Division 5 all-state honors in 2012 ... Earned the BCL East Cross Country Championships three years in a row ... Made the Dean's list all four years at The Athenian School.
Full name is Tanner James Shaw ... Born on Aug. 4, 1995 ... Son of Robert and Pamela ... Father Robert Shaw graduated Tech in 1974 ... Has a sister named Carly ... Chose Tech because of the good feel for the campus and culture, high quality academics and the level of athletic ability found in the cross country and track program ... Majoring in environmental engineering.