It’s safe to say Natalie Bowman has the hang of this pentathlon. As a rookie competing two years ago, the Lodi resident took third at the U.S. Youth National Championships. In 2012, she was alone at the top. And this past weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, she defended her national title while recording two additional victories.
“Things are really starting to come together,” the 17-year-old said. “It’s really, really exciting.”