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Delaney McDowell

Class: Senior Position: 800 Height: 5-8 Previous School: Mason High School Hometown: Mason, Ohio

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
400 - 56.68
500 - 1:14.77 (Indoor)
800 - 2:06.95
1,000 - 2:49.95 (Indoor School Record)
1,500 - 4:37.04
Mile - 5:15.27 (Indoor)

Big South Individual Titles (4)
2016 Indoor 800
2017 Indoor 800
2017 Outdoor 800
2018 Indoor 800

All-Big South Honors (10)
2016 Indoor 800 - 1st
2016 Indoor Distance Medley - 1st
2016 Outdoor 800 - 2nd
2017 Indoor 800 - 1st
2017 Indoor 4 x 400 - 1st
2017 Outdoor 800 - 1st
2017 Outdoor 4 x 400 - 1st
2018 Indoor 800 - 1st
2018 Indoor Distance Medley - 1st
2018 Outdoor 800 - 3rd

2018 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Reached the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round 800 quarterfinals, thanks to a personal-best 2:06.95 effort in the first round
• Third-place finisher in the Big South 800 final
• Made a big breakthrough in the 800 at the Virginia Challenge, finishing fifth in 2:07.31
• Displayed her range during the season, including Liberty's fastest 1,500 of 2018 (4:37.04 at FSU Relays) and a personal-best 56.68 400 at the Virginia Grand Prix
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Raced to her third straight Big South indoor 800 title (meet-record 2:08.84) and ran the 800 leg of the Lady Flames' Big South-winning distance medley relay
• ECAC 800 runner-up, after clocking an indoor personal-best time of 2:08.82 in the prelims
• Named Big South Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 31 after setting a school record (2:49.95) in the Liberty Kickoff 1,000
• Successfully dropped down to the 500 at the Liberty Elite Invitational, posting the No. 4 time in program history (1:14.77)

2017 Cross Country (R-So.)
• Finished 26th at the UVA Duals for the second straight year, serving as Liberty's No. 8 finisher in the meet

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Won her first Big South outdoor 800 championship, while also helping the Lady Flames capture the 4 x 400 relay title
• Season-best 800 time of 2:08.76 came at the Virginia Challenge
• Won the Gamecock Invitational 800 title and placed second at the FSU Relays
• Ran the 800-meter leg on the second-fastest sprint medley relay quartet (3:55.86) and the third-fastest distance medley relay grouping (11:37.64) in program history, on back-to-back days at the Penn Relays
• Clocked a 1,500 personal-best time of 4:42.21 at the VertKlasse Meeting
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Successfully defended her Big South 800 title, while also running the third leg for the first-place 4 x 400 and third-place distance medley relay squads
• At the ECAC meet, placed third in the 4 x 400 (clocking a 56.1 split), seventh in the distance medley (program-record 11:48.99) and 10th in the 800 prelims
• Improved her 1,000 personal best to 2:55.17 at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Season-best 800 time of 2:10.31 came at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2016 Cross Country (R-Fr.)
• First collegiate cross country race resulted in a 26th-place finish at the UVA Duals with a 4K time of 16:42

2016 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South 800 runner-up
• At the Texas Relays, helped Liberty place third in the 4 x 800 relay (school-record 8:56.96) and advance to the 4 x 400 relay final
• Named Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week on April 28, after winning her heat of the 800 at the Virginia Challenge in a personal-best and Liberty freshman-record 2:08.59

2015-16 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Named Big South Women's Freshman of the Year after becoming the first Lady Flames freshman ever to win the Big South indoor 800 title (indoor personal-best 2:09.98) and contributing to Liberty's victorious distance medley relay squad
• Clocked an anchor split of 2:08.61, helping the Lady Flames' 4 x 800 relay team place fifth in the ECAC final with a school-record time of 8:47.12
• Won the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational 1,000 in a season-best 2:56.68

2015 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races

Prep
• Graduated from Mason High School
• Part of Mason's Ohio Division I state championship 4 x 800 relay squad in 2013 and state runner-up cross country team in 2014
• As a senior, lowered her 800 time to a school-record 2:13.96 and qualified for the Ohio Division I state meet in the 800, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800
• Top 5K cross country clocking was 19:24.49

Personal
• Daughter of David and Jennifer McDowell
• Father played football at William & Mary
• Aunt Jennifer McDowell played volleyball for Georgia
• Brother Keegan is a member of the Liberty men's basketball team
• Brother Quinn played basketball at William & Mary
• Sister Breann swam at Louisville
• Sister Kayla played basketball for Missouri
• Exercise science major
• Birthday is on Sept. 20