Updated: November 30, 2012
2012 Cross Country: Competed in five races for the Hokies … Recorded his best result of the season at the Charlotte Invitational finishing 11th … Had his top 8k time of the season at Pre-Nationals (24:38.1) … Was the Hokies fifth finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional, taking 46th (31:15.40).
2012 Outdoor: Was an NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier in the 1500 meters, where he ran 3:50.54 … Set a personal best in the 1500 meters with a third place finish at NC State’s Wolfpack Last Chance (3:45.79) … Won the 1500 meters at the Roanoke Twilight (3:47.00) … Competed at the ACC Championship in the 1500 meters (3:49.20) … Finished third in the second section of the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays (3:48.23), while running the third leg on the winning 4x800 meter relay (7:31.55) … Posted season best times in the 800 meters (1:53.53) and 5000 meters (14:58.65).
2012 Indoor: Ran a season best mile of 4:09.46 to finish fourth at the VT Final Qualifier … Notched a season best time of 8:14.16 in the 3000 meters at the SPIRE Division I Invitational … Competed at the ACC Championship in the 3000 meters (8:23.57).
2011 Cross Country: Competed in two meets on the season before suffering an injury ... Applied for a medical redshirt … Finished 12th at the Charlotte Invite in a career-best 8k time of 24:45.2 … Was fifth on the team, helping the Hokies to the team title at Charlotte … Placed 23rd at the Clemson Invitational (24:56.1).
2011 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2011 Indoor: Redshirted.
2010 Cross Country: Competed in two meets during the season … Finished seventh at the Hokie Open in the 6k (19:00.43) and 12th at the Charlotte Invite in the 8k (25:14.8).
High School: 2009 Gatorade Virginia Cross Country Runner of the Year ... 2009 National Foot Locker Finalist ...Finished 18th at Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, earning All-South Region honors ... First team All-Region in 1,600- and 3,200-meters during the 2009 track season ... Earned a prep best of 14:54 in the 5,000-meters in cross country
Personal: Son of Kenneth and Donna Dowd ... Sister, Frances, also competes for the Tech cross country and track teams ... Environmental policy and planning major.
|Dowd's Collegiate XC Bests|
|8k: 24:45.2, Charlotte Invite, 2011|
|10: 31:15.40, NCAA Regional, 2012|
|Dowd's Collegiate Track & Field Bests|
|Mile: 4:09.46||800m: 1:53.53|
|3000m: 8:14.16||1500m: 3:45.79|