2000: (Sophomore) Ran a personal-best 8K time of 25:47 at the Illinois Invitational (9/15/00) to finish 13th ... Opened the season with a 37th-place finish at the Murray Keating Meet of Champions (9/9/00).
1999: (Sophomore) Redshirted the ’99 season while recovering from a leg stress fracture.
1998: (Freshman) Top finish was 25th at the Illinois Invitational ... Ran seventh for the team in finishing 34th at the Illinois State Open in season-best 8K time of 26:24.
HIGH SCHOOL: ... Lettered eight times at Lakeland: four each in cross country and track ... Earned all-state honors in cross country in 1994 and ’97 ... Competed for the national champion Midwest team in the FootLocker cross country national championships in 1997 ... Earned school’s Athlete of the Year honors in 1997-98.
PERSONAL: ... Parents are Craig and Christy Gow ... Major is undecided ... Uncle, Michael Gow, played football at Illinois from 1973-75, earning All-Big Ten honors in 1973 and ’74.