Cross Country
Phoebe McCowan - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Distance/XC
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown London, Ky.
  • High school South Laurel High School 

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll – 2022 

2022-23 (Sophomore)


  • Member of DMR team that won the Rod McCravy Memorial with a time of 11:17.69
  • Placed 3rd in the 800 meters with a time of 2:08.39 at the Vanderbilt Invitational.
  • Placed 4th and set a career best time of 2:44.71 in the 1000 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational.
  • Member of DMR team that placed 5th and scored with a time of 11:13.18 at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships.
  • Placed 7th, scored and set a career best time of 4:45.82 in the mile at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Cross Country

  • Had a season best finish of 140th in the 5k of the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational with a time of 19:14.7.

2021-22 (Freshman) 


  • Ran for a personal best in the 800m (2:06.81) at the Kentucky Invitational to become 10th all-time for UK in the event outdoors  
  • Earned a personal best in the 1500m (4:27:29) to finish second at the Black and Gold Invite 
  • Competed in six meets, including SEC Championships 


  • Ran a personal best 800m of 2:07.66 at the McCravy meet  
  • Competed at SEC Championships 
  • Placed third in the 800m (2:09.41) at the Jim Green Invitational and was a member of the winning DMR (11:22.68) 
  • Won the 1000m at the Vanderbilt Invitational in 2:45.59 (second all-time at UK) and led Kentucky with a fifth-place finish and personal best in the 800m (2:08.33) (eighth all-time for UK) 

Cross Country 

  • Competed in all four regular-season meets for Kentucky and in SEC Championships 
  • Her best 5K time (18:15.7) came at the Commodore Classic and best 6K (22:38.0) at SEC Championships 

High School 

  • Kentucky state record holder in the 800m 
  • Three-time 800m state champion 
  • Two-time 1600m Kentucky state runner-up 
  • Placed fourth at 2019 Kentucky Cross Country State Championships (19:22.4) 


  • Birthday: June 21 
  • Parents: Carrie and Chris McCowan 
  • Siblings: Anna and Will McCowan 
  • Major: Human health sciences 
  • Hobbies: Painting, music, hiking and reading 
  • Favorite sports teams: Nashville Predators, Tennessee Titans, USA Gymnastics 
  • Fun fact: Lives in the town KFC was founded 
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