Bower's Coaching Athletes
Coaching Client from October 2012 to April 2014. Member of the Red Rock Running Company Elite Team.
- 5K: 17:56
- 10K : 38:27
- Half Marathon: 1:23:59
Coaching client for 2 years
- Half Marathon: 1:23:48
- Marathon: 3:16:51
Steve Morgan set his 5K PR under my coaching for the 5K 15:47 at age 41 in 2011
Brent Bowers started running at age 13 at the urging of his brother. He played baseball at the time and his brother Stephen suggested that running would help his pitching. His first timed mile was a 5:52 at age 13 through the neighborhood streets.
In the fall of 1975 he ran Cross Country as a Freshman for Wagner High School located in the Phillipine Islands. Their team won the Far East Championships for all DOD( Dept. of Defense) schools. His parents moved to Las Vegas in Dec. 1975 and Brent continued on with baseball during the spring and Cross Country in the Fall. Brent was 21st as Sophomore at Nevada State Meet. He was 10th as a Junior and capped off his Senior year by winning the State Championships. That year he won 12 of 15 races. He ran track his 10-12 grade years and had PR's of 4:03( 1500 meters) 4:23.6 and 9:36 but by his own admission ran poorly at the State meets his Junior and Senior years. He is most proud that 3 times he ran a sub 10:00 2 mile and a sub 4:30 mile in the same meet.
Brent credits the Las Vegas Track Club with some of his success. The club provided weekend road and track races in the off season. Brent ran many impressive times during these races such as a 35:27 10k on the track as a 15 yr old. A 1:20:14 half marathon as a 15yr old in the Las Vegas Mini Marathon. He eventually lowered his times in the 10k ( road) and half marathon before graduating high school to 32:39 and 1:11:03.
Brent attended the University of Nevada at Reno on a Cross Country/ Track scholarship. He was Freshmen Runner of the year in Cross Country on a team that finished 17th in the nation ( Div. 1 schools)
Injuries, poor choices and eventually a broken femur suffered in a car accident slowed Brent dramatically.
Today Brent's focus is the athletes he coaches. Brent's coaching began very early on when his high school track coach let him provide some of the workouts for the distance runners. He has helped many runners over the years long before he thought of this as " coaching " He simply wanted to see one improve and felt he had the knowledge to help. His knowledge has come from a variety of different sources. National and World class runners that he ran with at UNR , his coach at UNR, his brother, former teammates from high school that qualified for Olympic Trials more than once and the studying of many articles and books. Brent's approach is analytical and he guides each athlete based upon their abilities, goals and strengths.