John McGowan
John McGowan
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Sidwell Friends
Major: Global affairs
Residential College: Davenport

Yale PRs

800m 1:53.87

1000m 2:27.13

1500m 3:49.07

Mile 4:04.70

5000m 15:14.94

XC 8k 24:26.4

XC 10k 31:06.1

High School PRs

800m 1:53.06

1500m 3:54.14

5k XC 15:19

2014-2015: Cross Country team captain... Consistent top-five finisher on the team... Placed 15th at Harvard/Yale/Princeton... Ran fastest 8k of the season at Lehigh, where he placed 38th... Raced in every distance relay event over the course of the season... Placed seventh in the 1,000-meter run at the Columbia/Dartmouth/Yale Meet... Competed in the mile at the Terrier Classic... Finished fifth and set personal best in the 3,000-meter run at the Giegengack Invite... Competed on Yale’s distance medley relay team at Indoor Ivy League Championships and placed second... Placed 14th in the mile at Indoor Ivies... Finished 15th with season-best time in the mile at the Indoor IC4A Championships... Captured third place in the 1,500-meter run at Harvard/Yale Meet... Placed 35th in the 1,500-meter at the Virginia Challenge... Continued to race the 1,500-meter at both Outdoor Ivies and Outdoor IC4As, where he placed 13th and 16th, respectively.

2013-2014: Placed in Yale's top three in all six races in which he competed...Finished second on the team and set his 8K PR at Heps...Placed second on the team at Regionals and Paul Short...Set his 10K PR at Regionals...Elected cross country team captain for the 2014-2015 season...Finished second in 1,500-meters and eighth in 800-meters at Yale Springtime Invitational...Competed in 5,000-meters at outdoor Heps...Member of 4x800 meter relay team at outdoor IC4As.

2012-2013: Finished in Yale's top seven in all six cross country meets in which he competed...Sixth on the team at Harvard-Yale, Paul Short and XC Heps...Fifth on the team at Wisconsin...Second on the team at XC Regionals...Placed second in the mile against Dartmouth and Columbia...Set his mile PR at the Terrier Classic...Finished second in the 1,000-meters at H-Y-P...Qualified for the mile run finals at indoor Heps, placing ninth...Set 800-meter PR at Sam Howell Invitational...Placed first in 1,500-meters against Harvard...Set 1,500-meter PR at Larry Ellis Invitational.

2011-2012: Set cross country PR at the Harvard-Yale meet… Competed at cross country Heps (26:38.2)...Set the freshman mile record indoors with his 4:11.16...Missed the outdoor freshman 1500m record by .01...Only freshman to make the finals of IC4As in the 1500m

High School: 16th at Footlocker Cross Country Nationals...14th in the mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals (4:13.44) in junior year...DC/MD Private School State Champion and course record holder in cross country...Captain of cross country and outdoor track teams...School records in 1500m, 3200m, 4x800m...League champion in 800m, 1600m, 3200m.

Personal: Enjoys playing piano and watching Jeopardy.