Ethan Donley

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

CAREER RESULTS

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

 

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).

2018 CROSS COUNTRY (So.)
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.

2018 OUTDOOR (R-Fr.)
Finished seventh in the 800-meter run at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/31) with a time of 1:55.75 … Recorded a personal-best time of 3:57.97 in the quadrangular section of the 1,500-meter run at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) to finish fourth … Placed 10th in the 1,500-meter run with a career-best time of 3:56.29 at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) and was a member of the sixth-place 4×800-meter relay team that finished with a combined time of 7:42.90 … Recorded a personal-best time of 1:55.58 in the 800 meters at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5) to place eighth … Placed 14th in the prelims of the 1,500-meter run at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/11-13) with a time of 4:02.42.

2018 INDOOR (So.)
Won the mile run with a time of 4:23.88 at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) … Season was cut short due to injury and was granted a medical redshirt waiver.

2017 CROSS COUNTRY (R-Fr.)
Did not compete.

2017 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Participated in the 1,500-meter run at the Texas Relays (3/29-4/1) finishing 10th with a time of 4:09.11 … Finished 11th as a member of the distance medley relay team at the Texas Relays, helping to clock a time of 10:18.03 … Season was cut short due to injury and was granted a medical redshirt waiver.

2017 INDOOR (Fr.)
Finished in sixth-place in the 1,000-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship with a time of 2:24.27 … Contributed to the distance medley relay team’s victory (10:30.19) at the Bob Timmons Challenge, his first race as a Jayhawk … Won the 1,000 meters at the Bill Easton Classic (1/6), clocking a time of 2:32.58 … Posted a fifth-place finish at the Husker Invitational (2/3-4) in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.05.

2016 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
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 No. 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.

PERSONAL
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.