2004 Highlights: Competed in the Chicago Pentangular and raced in both the 55-meter dash (6.94) and 200-meter dash (24.63).
2003 Highlights: Was a member of the third-place 4x400 relay (44.44) at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Meet...placed third in his heat of the 60-meter dash at the Badger Track Classic with a time of 7.46...holds UIC's third-fastest times in both the 60-meter dash (7.43) and 200-meter dash (24.23)...ran to a season-best time of 7.00 in the 55-meter dash at the Lewis Friday Night Series #1...crossed the finish line of the 400-meter dash in a season-best mark of 54.8 at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular...holds UIC's third-fastest outdoor times in both the 100-meter dash (11.64) and the 200-meter dash (23.74)...picked up a season-best outdoor time of 56.23 in the 400-meter dash at the Wheaton Invitational.
2002 Highlights: Held UIC's fastest marks in the indoor 60-meter dash (7.36), indoor 200-meter dash (23.59), outdoor 100-meter dash (11.0) and 200-meter dash (22.78)...placed fifth in the 100-meter dash at the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 11.28...placed 10th in the 60-meter dash in the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships as he crossed the finish line at 7.36.
Prep/Personal: Garnered All-Chicago Prep Conference honors in the 100 and 200-meter dash as a senior...qualified for the 100 and 200-meter dash in the IHSA sectional finals...two-time recipient of the Tiger Award for leadership...set a pair of personal records in the 100-meter dash (11.5) and 200-meter dash (23.67) at the Chicago Prep Conference meet as a senior...captured 100 and 200-meter dash titles at the CPC championships as a senior...son of George and Karin Downing...born February 11, 1982...majoring in computer science.
Career-Best Indoor Track Times 55-Meter Dash 6.80 2/8/02 60-Meter Dash 7.36 2/23/02 200-Meter Dash 23.59 1/26/02 400-Meter Dash 54.80 2/21/03