Tom Bowman
Tom Bowman
Full Name:  Wilmer Thomas Bowman
   School:  Florida in Gainesville, Florida


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
49-50                   Sr   *   Marianna                        


Comments
Decathlete from Marianna...one-year letterman...first great track and field athlete at FSU...graduated from high school in 1942 and entered the Navy for three years, after the war ended he entered UF and played football and ran track where he was a star in sprints and hurdles...he married and transferred to FSU so he could also work on field events to prepare for the decathlon; if he had remained at UF he would have been limited in the events in which he could have competed...scored 142.25 points during the season...set school records in the long jump (21-11.75 6.70m), 120-Yard High Hurdles (15.1), 100-Yard Dash (10.0), 220-Yard Low Hurdles (24.5), 220-Yard Dash (22.2), the Decathlon (6417 pts), 100-Meter Dash (11.2), 400-Meter Dash (50.9), 110-Meter High Hurdles (15.9) and 1500-Meter Run (4:49.0)...died in 1987.


FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1950 Season
03/28/1950 MIAMI                          220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          24.5          5
03/28/1950 MIAMI                          High Jump                       2                        3
03/28/1950 MIAMI                          Long Jump                       3                        1
04/01/1950 MERCER                         100-Yard Dash                   1          10.1          5
04/01/1950 MERCER                         120-Yard High Hurdles           1          16.6          5
04/01/1950 MERCER                         220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          25.2          5
04/01/1950 MERCER                         High Jump                       1T    5-10.00    1.78m   3
04/01/1950 MERCER                         Long Jump                       2                        3
04/15/1950 EMORY                          100-Yard Dash                   1          10.1          5
04/15/1950 EMORY                          120-Yard High Hurdles           1          16.1          5
04/15/1950 EMORY                          220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          26.2          5
04/15/1950 EMORY                          Javelin, old style              2                        3
04/15/1950 EMORY                          High Jump                       2                        3
04/15/1950 EMORY                          Long Jump                       1    21-11.75    6.70m   5
04/29/1950 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL           100-Yard Dash                   1          10.1          5
04/29/1950 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL           120-Yard High Hurdles           1          15.1          5
04/29/1950 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL           Shot Put                        2                        2
04/29/1950 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL           Javelin, old style              3                        1
04/29/1950 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL           High Jump                       1     5-10.00    1.78m   5
05/06/1950 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            100-Yard Dash                   1          10.4          5
05/06/1950 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          26.3          5
05/06/1950 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            Shot Put                        2                        3
05/06/1950 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            High Jump                       2                        3
05/06/1950 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            Long Jump                       2                        3
05/13/1950 HOWARD                         100-Yard Dash                   1          10.0          5
05/13/1950 HOWARD                         220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          24.5          5
05/13/1950 HOWARD                         220-Yard Dash                   1          22.2          5
05/13/1950 HOWARD                         Shot Put                        2                        3
05/13/1950 HOWARD                         High Jump                       1     5- 7.00    1.70m   5
05/13/1950 HOWARD                         Long Jump                       1    21- 9.50    6.64m   5
05/20/1950 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  100-Yard Dash                   2                        4
05/20/1950 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  120-Yard High Hurdles           1          15.9          5
05/20/1950 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  220-Yard Dash                   2                        4
05/20/1950 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  Shot Put                        5                        1
05/20/1950 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  Long Jump                       2                        4
05/20/1950 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  High Jump                       5                        1
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP Decathlon                       7           6417        
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP 100 Meters                                 11.2         
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP Long Jump                            21- 4.00    6.50m  
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP High Jump                             5- 7.50    1.71m  
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP Shot Put                             38- 0.00   11.58m  
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP 400 Meters                                 50.9         
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP 110 Meter Hurdles                          15.9         
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP Discus                              117- 0.00   35.66m  
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP Pole Vault                           10- 9.00    3.28m  
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP Javelin, old style                  145- 0.00   44.20m  
07/02/1950 NATIONAL DECATHLON CHAMPIONSHP 1500 Meters                              4:49.0