Kansas Jayhawks

Haley Downey

Position Breast/IM
Class Senior
Hometown Bartlesville, Okla.
High School Bartlesville HS
bio

Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
24.92 50 Y Free 10/11/2019 Missouri State/South Dakota
1:00.51 100 Y Breast 03/01/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
2:12.45 200 Y Breast 03/02/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
2:01.86 200 Y IM 02/21/2018 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
4:20.78 400 Y IM 02/21/2018 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship

2019-20 (Senior)

  • Big 12’s Women’s Swimming and Diving Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Finished the season with 15 top-five individual finishes
  • Placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.81) at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26)
  • Claimed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.30) at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26)
  • Finished fifth in the 200-yard individual medley at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26) with a new personal-best time of 2:00.50

2018-19 (Junior)

  • All-Big 12 First Team member
  • Set the Kansas record in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.51) at the Big 12 Championship (3/2)
  • Placed inside the top-three six times in the 100-yard breaststroke
  • Earned a personal-best in the 100-yard breaststroke while competing at the Big 12 Championship (3/1) with a time of 1:00.51
  • Placed inside the top-three six times in the 200-yard breaststroke
  • Set a personal-best of 2:12.45 in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time trial at the Big 12 Championship (3/2)
  • Competed at the USA Winter Nationals (11/29) in the 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter individual medley
  • Finished with the fastest time on the team in the 100-yard breaststroke and the second-fastest time in the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard individual medley

2017-18 (Sophomore)

  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2017 Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0)
  • 2018 Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0)
  • Broke the KU swimming record in the 100-yard breaststroke back-to-back and the 200-yard breaststroke at the Big 12 Championship meet (2/21-24) with times of 1:01.43 and 2:13.50, respectively
  • Competed in the 200-yard medley relay at the Big 12 Championship meet where the team earned a fourth-place finish and a season-best time of 1:40.40 … Swam in all top-four season 200-yard medley relays for KU
  • Participated in a third-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay at the conference meet with a season-best time .08 away from the KU team record (3:38.53)
  • Fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship meet in the 400-yard Individual Medley with a personal and team season-best time (4:20.78)
  • Third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the Big 12 Championship meet with a team season-best time (1:32.02)
  • Top-five in all eight events swum at the Kansas Classic
  • Placed top-three in every 100-yard breaststroke competition competed in during the season

2016-17 (Freshman)

  • Earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors
  • Recorded lifetime-best swims in all of her preliminary and final individual swims during an All-Big 12 First Team performance at the conference championship meet (2/22-25)
  • Scored a team-leading 45 points in individual events at Big 12s by logging third-place finishes in the 100-yard (1:02.09) and 200-yard (2:15.32) breaststroke and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.91)
  • Her times in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the conference meet rank her third and fourth, respectively, on KU’s all-time performance list
  • Contributed to second-place finishes in the 200-yard (1:40.03) and 400-yard (3:27.46) medley relays at the conference meet
  • Won the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard medley relay at the same meet three different times, accomplishing the feat in a double-dual against North Dakota and Missouri State (10/21-22), TCU (10/27) and Iowa State (2/3-4)
  • Recorded a lifetime-best 4:24.42 in the 400-yard individual medley at the Kansas Classic (11/18-20), finishing sixth
  • Contributed to a Mabee Center record-setting 1:58.26 200-meter short course medley relay swim and a victorious 1:13.31 100-meter short course breaststroke swim against William Jewell (1/19)

High School 

  • Olympic Trial qualifier in the 200-meter breaststroke
  • Two-time runner-up finish at the Oklahoma state championships in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley
  • Turned in two first-place finishes at the Phillips 66 Meet of Champions in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke
  • A pair of runner-up finishes at Central Sectionals in the 200 and 400 individual medlies
  • A member of the Phillips 66 Splash club team

Personal

  • Parents are Jenny and Gary Downey
  • Has an older sibling Thomas and a younger sibling Erin
  • Mother swam at Iowa State and brother swims for Wright State
  • Exercise science major