Tina Bowman
Track & Field

Long Beach’s Tina Bowman Wins Hurdles Medal

Former Long Beach State faculty member Tina Bowman, 65, won the silver medal in the W65 300m hurdles at the World Masters Athletic Championships last month in Malaga, Spain. The WMAC is held every other year with five age groups from 35 to 100+.

Bowman recovered from rotator cuff surgery in April to win the W65 300m hurdles at the U.S. Masters National Championships in July in Spokane, Wash. She started running at 13 years old with the Long Beach Comets under Ron Allice, and has been training at LBSU for almost 35 years.

“I’d been hoping for months and months to compete but thought I wouldn’t even have a track season this year when I learned I’d torn my rotator cuff,” Bowman said. “Though I trained really hard, I’m amazed I was able to have a season and do so well.”

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.