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Chet Bowman

Full name: Chester A. "Chet" Bowman
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: November 22, 1901 in West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 31, 1936 in West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Syracuse Orange, Syracuse (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Chet Bowman’s finest year in track was 1928. In that year he won the AAU 100 yards, equaling the world record of 9.6. With his Newark AC team, he ran on a world-record setting 4x110 yard relay team. Bowman was also AAU indoor 60 yard champion in 1925 and 1930. He won the 100 at the 1925 Penn Relays and was second in the 100 at the IC4As that year. Bowman ran for Syracuse University, where he was also a star running back in football, and it was rumored that his college coach illegally widened the football field to take advantage of his speed.

Bowman later worked in real estate, as one of the founding members of the Bowman & Axelsen real estate firm in Sea Bright, New Jersey. He also served as a vice-president of the First National Bank of Sea Bright, but Bowman died quite young from a heart attack.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.6 (1927); 100 – 10.6 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final 4 10.9 5
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 10.7
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 10.8
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 11.0
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