The Final Day of competition at the William Williams Classic where the Texas Tech track and field team opened its 2012 outdoor season.
Competed in both the 110 meter hurdles and the 400 meter hurdles...ran a season-best time wind-aided time of 14.42 to finish ninth in the 110 meter hurdles at the Texas Tech Open (4/14)...finished second at the Willie Williams Classic (3/17) with a time of 14.60...ran a season-best time of 50.67 in the 400 meter hurdles to finish 11th at the Willie Williams Classic.
Competed in both the 55 meter hurdles and the 60 meter hurdles...ran a season-best time of 7.76 to place ninth in the 55 meter hurdles at the Texas Tech Open (1/20-21)...ran a season-best time of 8.13 in the 60 meter hurdles to finish 14th in the preliminaries of the U.N.M. Collegiate Elite (2/10)...finished 10th at the Big 12 Championships in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.20.
Ran the 110M hurdles and 400M hurdles ... season bests of 14.76 in the 100M hurdles and 1:01.38 in the 400M hurdles.
Competed in the 55M hurdles and 200M ... season bests of 7.88 in the 55M hurdles and 24.53 in the 200M.
Played football and ran track ... 2009 110M hurdles 5A Texas state champion ... regional 110M hurdle champ and district champion ... 2008 2-5A 1st team all-district cornerback ... member of the 2008 district 2-5A champions in football.
Born Ryan McDowell on January 22, 1991 ... son of Johnny and Anita McDowell ... has two brothers Wesley and John ... father played football at West Texas A&M and borhter John ran track at UT-Arlington ... enjoying watching all sports ... majoring in psychology.