Arlene Gowar Athlete Profile

Arlene Gowar

Position: Sprints Height: 5-3 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2011-2014 Hometown: Cradock Last School: Cradock High School

Personal

  • Parents are David and Linda Gowar
  • Has four siblings; Nicole, Nadia, Micaela and Ryan
  • Attended the University of Pretoria in South Africa before attending BYU
  • Majoring in accounting

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Cradock High School in South Africa
  • Competed in field hockey, swimming and track and field
  • Voted most versatile sports athlete of the year in grades 9-12 at Cradock
  • Earned the top sports achievement award in grades 10-12
  • Won the South African Championships 100m under 17 division
  • Placed in the top four sports in her age group from 2006-2010 in the 100m and 200m at the South African Championships
  • Holds all of the women's 100m and 200m records at Cradock

Summary

  • MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete (2012)

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: 60m- 7.63; 100m- 12.00; 200m- 24.67


2011 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Competed at the Jacksons Invitational and finished sixth in the 60m (7.85) and 22nd in the 200m (25.95)
  • Placed fifth in the 200m (25.03) and sixth in the 60m (7.69) at the Air Force Invitational
  • Took second in the 55m at the Wildcat Indoor Open (7.15)
  • Placed 11th in the 60m (7.68) and 14th in the 200m (24.91) at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor:

  • Opened the outdoor season at the Aztec Invitational with a ninth place 100m finish in 12.13 and a 12th place 200m finish in 24.67
  • Placed fifth in the 100m (12.25) and 200m (25.04) at the Trojan Tri-Meet
  • Placed third in the 100m (12.06) and fourth in the 200m (25.47) at the Robison Invitational

2012 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Opened the season with a fifth place finish in the 200m (25.45) and a sixth place finish in the 60m (7.67) at the Blue and Orange Opener 
  • Had season bests finishes in the 60m (second - 7.64) and the 200m (third - 25.10) at the Air Force Team Challenge 
  • Part of the sixth-place finishing 4x200m team at the New Balance Invitational (1:39.04) 
  • Ran a career best time of 7.63 in the 60m at the MPSF Championships. Also placed 21st in 25.26 in the 200m at the same meet

Outdoor:

  • Finished second in the 200m with a time of 25.63 at the Weber State Twilight
  • Placed fifth with her team in the 4X100m relay with a time of 47.32 at the USC Invitational

2013 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Began the season with a fifth-place finish in the 60m with a time of 7.78 at the Blue and Orange Opener. Also placed eighth in the 200m in 25.97
  • Finished 14th during the Cherry & Silver Invitational 60m finals with a time 7.80
  • During the Air Force Invitational, placed third in the 60m with a time of 7.71
  • Placed third in the 4x200m final with a time of 1:41.60 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Started the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 100m with a time of 12.22 at the Aztec Invitational
  • During the Trojan Invitational, finished 13th in the 200m with a time of 25.40
  • Finished second in the 100m with a time of 12.00 at the UVU Invitational
  • Placed 16th in the 100m during the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 12.20
  • At the Mid-Major Challenge, finished 11th overall in the 100m with a time of 12.18
  • During the Utah State Invitational, finished fourth in the 100m with a time of 12.40
  • Finished fifth overall in the 100m final with a time of 12.16 during the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Placed second in the 100m with a time of 12.70 during the Weber State Twilight