All-Bee Boys Outstanding Field Event Performer: Buchanan High's Matt Bowen

The Fresno BeeJune 28, 2013 

Matt Bowen of Buchanan heads down the runway in the triple jump Tuesday, March 25, 2013 in Sanger, Calif.

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Outstanding Field Event Performer: Matt Bowen

Grade: Junior

School: Buchanan

Balanced budget: One of the Central Section's most versatile track and field athletes, he scored 16.5 of the Bears' winning 70 points in the Masters Championships by winning the triple jump (48-1/2), placing fifth in the long jump (22-61/2 ) and running a leg on a gold-medal 1,600 relay (3:17.77). He also ran on a 400 relay that finished with the section's third-best time (42.47) for the season.

Points machine: "Matt was a big team guy. Running both relays, we asked a lot, and he rose to the occasion for sure. He has huge range. The triple is such a technical jump. But he's a smart kid, he's tough, he's talented and he's very committed. He has a lot of desire to be very good." — Bears coach Brian Weaver.


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