Georgia Tech held spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion
Indoor: Finished fourth in the 5000m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 17:47.36 … Competed in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships in South Bend, Ind., posting a time of 10:16.17 to finish 32nd. Outdoor: Competed in four meets during the outdoor season … Raced primarily in the 5000m … Took 12th in the 5000m at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 17:55.90.
2016 Cross Country:
Raced in one meet ... Finished 17th in the head-to-head meet with Kennesaw State with a 5k time of 19:36.9.
Indoor: Finished fourth in the 5000m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 17:47.36 … Finished 32nd in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 10:16.17 … Finished 24th in the 3000m at the Music City Challenge with a personal-best time of 10:05.96. Outdoor: Finished 23rd in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:50.33.
2015 Cross Country:
Competed in five events during the 2015 season … Finished fifth at the JSU/Struts Invitational with a 4k time of 14:43.0 … Finished 91st at the ACC Championships with a 6k time of 22:26.2.
Indoor: Finished third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:49.42 at the Orange & Purple Classic … Posted a career-best time of 10:32.51 in the 3,000 meters at the Auburn Invitational. Outdoor: Ran a season-best time of 17:46.22 in the 5,000 meters at the Florida Relays … Logged her best 1,500-meter time of 4:56.99 at the Yellow Jacket Invite.
2014 Cross Country:
Had her best performance of the season at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational with a 5K time of 18:58 ... Finished 43rd out of 161 runners at the Upstate Invitational with a time of 19:08.
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Ran a season-best 1,500 meters at the Georgia Invitational with a time of 4:59.10 ... Logged a season-best mark of 18:24.64 in the 5,000 meters in her first collegiate race at the Alabama Relays.
2013 Cross Country:
Competed in the Furman Classic and Berry Invitational 6K races; recording a career-best time of 22:25 at Furman.
Earned four letters in both track and cross country under coach Jerry Meitin ... Member of her high school team which won region championship in cross country all four years of high school and was state runner-up in 2009 ... Selected as team MVP for cross country in 2011 and 2012 ... Also won the region championship in track twice ... Was a member of National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society, and graduated in the top five percent of her class.
Full name is Sarah Lynn Bowles ... Born Aug. 3, 1995 in Martinez, Ga. ... Parents are Ken, a mechanical engineer and former member of the University of Akron's cross country team, and Connie Bowles ... Chose to attend Tech because of the excellent academics, track and cross country program and location ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.