Kansas Jayhawks

Ethan Donley

Position Distance
Class Sr./Sr./Sr.
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
High School Lawrence Free State

CAREER RESULTS

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

 

2020 INDOOR (R-Jr.)
Began the season at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18), finishing fifth in the mile in 2:37.76 … Was part of the KU Distance Medley Relay that won the event at the Jayhawk Classic (1/23-1/24) … Ran a personal best 1:52.50 in the 800 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championship, finishing ninth overall … Was part of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed third at the Big 12 Championship in 10:02.87.

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.