Langston Jackson, Phoebe McCowan Selected to SEC Community Service Team
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky track and field student athletes Langston Jackson and Phoebe McCowan have been selected to the Southeastern Conference Track and Field Community Service Team.
The SEC sponsors community service teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Jackson, a senior from Lexington, has contributed over 30 hours of community service this year and has been involved with several organizations during his time at Kentucky. During the 2022-23 school year, he has worked closely with the FCA chapter on campus to help share his testimony and journey as a student athlete with students. He has read books and shared his story with several local schools in the area and around the state. During the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky, he spent time organizing and assisting with the Eastern Kentucky flood relief program to bring comfort to those who were in need.
Jackson was instrumental in the men’s 4×100 meter relay helping the team take sixth place in the finals at SEC Outdoor Championships earning a birth to the NCAA East Preliminaries. He also ran a personal best in the 100 meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminaries at 10.22 (1.9) that ranks tied for fourth on the UK all-time performers list.
McCowan, a sophomore from London, Ky., has contributed over 20 hours of community service this year helping at the University of Kentucky hospital. She has assisted with the general needs of patients and families while also assisting in research needs through a mentor. She helped organize a research meeting with cancer patients, physicians, and other members of a cancer patient’s care team.
McCowan has earned two personal bests this season and earned a qualifying bid to the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 800 meters. Her personal bests came in the 800 meters at the UF Tom Jones Memorial and in the 1500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships along with six top-10 finishes.