Ethan Donley

Position Distance
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
High School Lawrence Free State


Career Highlights
2019 Indoor Big 12 Champion (DMR)
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

Opened the season with a 27th-place finish in the men’s 8K race at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic (10/5) with a time of 27:09.9 … Competed in the Men’s 8K Open Race at the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), where he crossed the finish line in 26:24.1 to place 54th among a field of 120 runners … Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championship (11/2) in 25:33.7 … His 8K time earned him a 50th-place finish individually … Helped the men’s team to a fourth-place finish with 92 points.

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Notched a first place finish in the 1,500-meter run (section B) with a time of 3:59.23 at the Texas Relays (3/27-3/30) … Won the unseeded 800-meter run at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20) with a personal-best time of 1:53.28 … Recorded a personal-best time of 1:52.19 in the 800-meter run at the National Relay Championships (4/26-4/27), for a sixth-place finish.

2019 INDOOR (R-So.)
Finished third in the 1,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) with a time of 2:32.15 … Won the 1,000-meter run (PM session) with a time of 2:28.92 and helped the distance medley relay to a first place finish with a combined time of 10:21.81 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) … A member of the Big 12 Champion distance medley relay team that finished with a combined time of 9:57.78 at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23).

Finished eighth for the Jayhawks and 14th overall at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) with a time of 20:09.1 in the men’s 6K … Placed 14th overall at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) in the men’s 8K with a time of 25:15.4 … Finished 148th at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) with an 8K time of 25:31.96 … Placed 50th in the Big 12 Championship (10/26) with a time of 25:57.4.

Did not compete.

Utilized redshirt season.

Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track for coach Steve Heffernan at Lawrence Free State High School … Champion in the 800 meters at the 2016 6A Kansas State Track & Field Championships with a time of 1:53.95 and in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:15.64 … Also claimed the 2015 6A Kansas State 800-meter title with a time of 1:56.59 … First-place finisher at the 2016 6A Regional #2 track meet in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.99 and in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:27.67 … Took third at the 2015 6A Kansas State Cross Country Championships with a time of 15:59.60 … Achieved personal-best 5K time of 15:34.00 at the 2015 Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional.

Son of Milan and Julie Donley … Has two siblings, Hailey and Ana … His father, Milan, is the Director of the KU Relays for Kansas Athletics … His mother, Julie, competed in the 800 meters at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona … Majoring in exercise science … Aspires to become a coach or chiropractor.