Chowan Brightful
Chowan Brightful
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Market, Md.
High School: Linganore
Position: Multi's

2012 Outdoor: Set a personal-best of 1.70m (5'7.0") in the high jump at the Morgan State Legacy Meet to break her own school record... Placed sixth in the event at the America East Outdoor Championships... Finished in fourth place at the conference meet in the 100m hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.17 which ranks second in UMBC program history.

2011-12 Indoor: Broke the UMBC school record in the high jump by clearing 1.70m (5'7.0") at the season-opening Bison Opener at Bucknell... Set a career-best in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.85 in the prelims at the America East Indoor Championships, a time which ranks as the second-fastest in UMBC history... Finished in fifth place in the finals of the event.

2011 Outdoor: Earned a gold medal in the 100m hurdles with a new career best time of 14.64 at the conference outdoor championships…Set a new personal-best in the 200m dash with a time of 26.99 at the America East Outdoor Championships, finishing in sixth… Finished fourth overall, 9.72m (31'10.75"), in the shot put at the America East Championships.

2010-11 Indoor: Set a new personal best in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.93 at the Penn State Invitational, finishing fifth.

2009-10 Indoor: Finished ninth in the pentathlon with a score of 2,954 points at the America East Championships… Placed eighth in the high jump with a leap of 1.58m (5'2.25") at the conference meet… Hit a season-best mark in the long jump of 5.13m (16'10") at the Gulden Relays, finishing seventh.


Background: Named to All-Area and All-County teams all four years of high school… Won the Maryland State Championship in the high jump as a freshman…Was also a county and region champion… An honor roll student.


Personal: Daugther of Kevine and Colenda Brightful… A psychology major who hopes to become a corporate lawyer... Born June 22, 1991.