Track & Field

PhoebeMcCowan

  • position Distance/XC
  • class Junior
  • Hometown London, Ky.
  • High school South Laurel High School
  • Major Human Health Sciences

https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/7891474/Kentucky/Phoebe_McCowan.html 

Personal Bests:

Cross Country:

5K – 17:35.4

6K – 21:24.9

Indoor:

800 – 2:07.66

1000 – 2:44.70

Mile – 4:45.82

Outdoor:

800 – 2:05.01

1500 – 4:23.02

In The Record Book:

  • Ranks 10th all-time in the indoor 800m run with a time of 2:07.66 set in 2022
  • Ranks 9th all-time in the outdoor 800m run with a time of 2:05.01 set in 2023
  • Member of DMR team that ranks 9th all-time with a time of 11:13.18 set in 2023
  • Ranks 3rd all-time in the 1000m run with a time of 2:44.71 set in 2023

Career Accolades

  • SEC Community Service Team – 2023

Academic Accolades 

  • CSC Academic All-District – 2023
  • SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll – 2022 

2023-24 (Junior)

Cross Country

  • Placed 31st with a personal best time of 17:35.4 in the 5k at the Southern Showcase
  • Placed 79th with a personal best time of 21:24.9 in the 6k at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational
  • Placed 44th with a time of 21:07.0 in the 6k at the Crimson Classic
  • Placed 67th with a time of 21:43.1 in the 6k at the SEC Championships
  • Placed 127th with a time of 22:06.1 in the 6k at the NCAA Southeast Regional

Indoor

  • Member of DMR team that placed 2nd with a time of 11:41.30 at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet
  • Placed 5th with a personal best time of 2:44.70 at the Vanderbilt Invitational
  • Member of DMR team that placed 4th with a time of 11:04.82 at the Razorback Invitational
  • Placed 21st with a time of 4:47.51 in the mile at the Razorback Invitational
  • Placed 69th with a time of 4:30.31 in the 1500m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational
  • Placed 81st with a time of 4:49.23 in the mile run at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational

Outdoor

  • Placed 6th in her section of the 1500m with a time of 4:28.14 at the Stanford Invitational

2022-23 (Sophomore)

Outdoor

  • Placed 4th in the 1,500 meters with a personal best time of 4:24.56 at the UCF Black & Gold Invite
  • Set a personal best time of 2:06.73 in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Set a time of 4:31.18 in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed 8th with a personal best time of 2:05.01 at the Tom Jones Memorial that ranks 8th on the UK all-time performers list
  • Member of 4×400 relay team that placed 22nd with a time of 3:47.16
  • Placed 2nd in the 800m with a time of 2:06.58 at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Placed 12th in the 1500m with a time of 4:32.14 at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Placed 36th in the 800m with a time of 2:08.38 at the NCAA East Preliminaries

Indoor

  • 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) 

Outdoor 

  • 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 

Indoor 

  • 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) 

Personal 

  • 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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