Cowart finishes 6th at USA Championships

(c) Michael Scott 2011

After qualifying to the finals running an efficient 8:41.40 for 4th place in the prelims, Cowart was ready to compete in the finals at the USA Championships held in Eugene Oregon. The race started and Donnie went to the back and waited patiently for the race to unfold. As the race progressed, so did Cowart as he moved up the field. With four laps to go, Donnie was right where he wanted to be sitting in 6th place. With two laps to go, the leaders took off which strung out the field. Cowart maintained place the rest of the way, finishing 6th in 8:39:13. This was an improvement over last year when Donnie placed 9th at the USA championships. Cowart will continue his 2011 campaign in Europe as he travels with fellow RMR athlete Macklin Chaffee. Results and video can be found below.

Results: 2011 USA Championships – 3000m SC finals

Video: USATF site

This entry was posted in News, Results. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response

  1. Great job by Donnie! It will be interesting to follow his results in Europe as the summmer track season unfolds. We also posted a short blurb about Donnie on our blog site. Our connection to him is that Eric (of Mark and Eric’s Running) ran into Donnie and his coach at the Charlottesville High School track a few weeks ago, and was immediately impressed when he saw the pace of the one-mile intervals (about 4:40/mile)! We now have a feed from Ragged Mountain Racing on our site, so we can stay up to date on the latest news and results fron your group.

Leave a Reply