Southern Miss great Bowie headed to Rio

Southern Miss great Bowie headed to Rio

Since her days competing for The University of Southern Mississippi, Tori Bowie's name has been rising fast in the professional track and field ranks. Bowie made good on the potential that surrounds her name Sunday at the USA Track and Field Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. 

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Bowie finished third in the 100 meter final with a time of 10.779. English Gardner took first at 10.74 while Tianna Bartoletta placed third with a time of 10.776.

"I mean, I just have to be thankful for every moment," Bowie said in a post race interview. "I said no matter what happened today, I was going to be thankful. So, here I am. I'm thankful. On to the next race."

Bowie entered the championship race with a semifinal best of 10.74.

Her job isn't done just yet, either. Bowie will compete in the 200 meter dash Friday.