Kansas Jayhawks
Ethan Donley - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Ethan Donley

Position Distance
Height 6'0"
Class Senior
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

Completed the 6K course at Rim Rock Farm in 20:09.7 to place 28th individually at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/19) … Finished the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3) 8K in 26:17.4 to place 62nd overall individually.

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.