Les Downing
Les Downing


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Holy Trinity


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

2004 Top Indoor Track Times 55-Meter Dash 6.94 1/10/04 200-Meter Dash 24.63 1/10/04

Career-Best Outdoor Track Times 100-Meter Dash 11.0 4/27/02 200-Meter Dash 22.78 5/9/02 400-Meter Dash 56.23 3/29/03

2003 Top Outdoor Track Times 100-Meter Dash 11.4 3/29/03 200-Meter Dash 23.74 5/9/03 400-Meter Dash 56.23 3/29/03