Bowe jumps to ice after successful hoops career

By Lynn Debruin

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Jan. 20 2012 2:08 p.m. MST

KEARNS, Utah — Brittany Bowe was in the stands 10 years ago when Apolo Anton Ohno and Derek Parra skated to Olympic gold on home ice.

Bowe says watching American flag-draped victory laps sent chills down her spine.

Now, the 23-year-old former college point guard and in-line skating champion is chasing her own Olympic dreams. She's competing this weekend in the World Cup long track speed skating event at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Bowe won't be one of the favorites when skaters compete on Saturday and Sunday.

Bowe simply wants personal bests this weekend in both events as she continues to improve.

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