In 2008, she finished first at the Olympic trials and went on to give the U.S. its highest finish ever by a women in the 1,500 meters by crossing the line in seventh at the Beijing Olympic finals. In 2012, she has her eyes set on a podium finish.
While at Duke, Rowbury was the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Mile Champion and earned All-American honors in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.
The 2012 London Olympics begin on July 27- August 12 with track and field events beginning August 3 and wrapping up on August 12. Rowbury will join pole vaulter and fellow Duke alumna Jillian Schwartz who qualified for Israel's team.