To say that Michael McGowan ’15, a runner on the men’s cross-country team, has had a stellar season thus far would be an understatement.
McGowan has lead the herd in both of the cross-country events so far this fall season. In the first competition, McGowan took first place at the Bison Open. On Sept. 13, at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at Penn State, McGowan claimed second place, running the 5.2-mile course in 26:03. He was a mere 13 seconds shy of a first-place finish.
Following his all-star performances, McGowan was named Bison Athlete of the Week and also received an Honorable Mention for the Patriot League Runner of the Week.
“I was happy with my performance against a strong PSU team and a decent field,” McGowan said. “I thought I gave [Robby] Creese of PSU a good run for his money considering he is a sub four-minute miler, and he ran at the U.S. Track and Field Championships this summer. I still think I have a lot to improve on, though.”
Looking forward to the rest of the fall season, it is safe to say that we can only expect the best from McGowan.
Hometown: Wynnewood, Pa.
High School: Lower Merion
First meet (Bison Open): First-place finish (14:42)
Second meet (Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational): Second-place finish (26:03)