Frances Dowd

  • Frances
  • Dowd

  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Fairfax, Va.

Updated: January 6, 2014

2013 Cross Country: Competed in four meets for the Hokies... Earned a third place finish at the Hokie Open... Finished in 13th place at the VT Invite... Placed 21st at the Mountaineer Open... Earned a 67th place fnish at the Virginia/ Panorama Farms Invitaional with a time of 18:42.80.

2013 Outdoor: Recorded a season best time in the 800 meters at the Oxy Invite with a time of 2:06.79 ... Ran a 2:09.41 800 meters at the Colonial Relays ... Had a time of 4:31.16 in the 1,500 meters at the Roanoke/Virginia Tech Twilight ... Posted a 57.41 in the 400 meters at the Raleigh Relays.

2013 Indoor: Posted an 800-meter time of 2:13.54 at the ACC Championship ... Recorded a season best 800 meters time of 2:11.95 at the VT Elite Meet ... Ran a 1:32.85 at the VT Challenge in the 600 meters.

2012 Cross Country: Competed at Pre-Nationals, finishing with a time of 24:11.2.

2012 Outdoor: Ran the third leg on the school record setting 4x800 meter relay at the Colonial Relays (8:47.76), while also finishing fourth in the 800 meters (2:09.33) … Anchored the winning 4x800 meter relay at the Raleigh Relays (8:54.59), while running 56.11 in the 400 meters … Named Capital One Academic All-District for the second year in a row.

2012 Indoor: Finished 15th at the NCAA Championship in the 800 meters (2:09.38), earning second team All-America honors ... Earned All-ACC honors with a third place finish in the 800 meters at the ACC Championship (2:10.41) ... Reset her own school record at Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational (2:05.18) ... Initially set the school record in the 800 meters (2:07.22) at the SPIRE Division I Collegiate Invitational, while also setting the school record in the 600 meters (1:30.99) ... Won the 1000 meters at the VT Challenge (2:48.58) … Runner-up at the VT Elite Meet in the 800 meters (2:08.58) ... Led the team in the 600 meters, 800 meters and 1000 meters … Won the NCAA Elite 89 Award, an honor presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA championships ... Named Academic All-ACC.

2011 Cross Country: Competed in three meets on the season … Posted a career-best 5k time of 18:03.7 at the Charlotte Invitational and finished 32nd … Ran at the ACC Championships and finished 71st in a career-best 6k of 22:48.0.

2011 Outdoor: Led the team in the 800 meters, setting a season best at the NCAA East Regional (2:09.07) … Ran third leg on the winning distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays (11:41.93) … Set season bests in the 400 (57.60) and 1,500 meters (4:46.07) ... Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and first-team Capital One Academic All-District.

2011 Indoor: Ran the third leg on the third-place distance medley relay squad at the ACC Championships (11:17.72) … Led the team in the 600 meters with a victory at the Virginia Tech Challenge (1:34.38) … Set a season-best in the 800 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge (2:13.49).

2010 Cross Country: Participated in three meets during the season… Paired with Erin Stehle to cross the line third at the Tech Relays (37:58.3) ... Posted a time of 19:15.1 at the Charlotte Invite.

2010 Outdoor: Set season bests in the 800 (2:15.94) and 1,500-meters (4:58.69).

2010 Indoor: Redshirted … Finished fourth at the VT Final Qualifier in the 800 meters, competing unattached (2:19.00).

2009 Cross Country: Redshirted.

High School: Virginia AAA outdoor state champion in the 800-meter run in 2009 ...Two-time All-Region runner in cross country ... Achieved first-team All-District in cross country as a sophomore ... Named team MVP for cross country squad as a junior and senior ... Won Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman and Most Improved accolades as a sophomore ... First-team All-Northern Region in the 800-meters ... Set school records in the 800 and 1,600-meters ... Earned eight letters in high school career.

Personal: Born Sept. 25, 1990 in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of Ken and Donna Dowd ... Has three sisters, Katie, Amy, Anna and one brother, Kevin, who runs for Tech ... Majoring in environmental policy and planning.

Dowd's Collegiate XC Bests
5k: 18:03.7, Charlotte Invite, 2011
6k: 22:48.0, ACC Championships, 2011
Dowd's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
600m: 1:30.99-SR 400m: 56.11
800m: 2:05.18-SR 800m: 2:06.79
1000m: 2:48.58 1500m: 4:31.16