Texas sprinter Dowie has been named the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week for competitions March 28-31, the league announced Wednesday. It is the second conference honor for the junior and her first of the 2013 outdoor season.
Dowie won the 400-meter hurdles at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin last weekend with a time of 56.58 seconds, the top mark in the nation. She also led off the Longhorns’ runner-up 4x400m relay squad, which crossed in 3:27.65, the second-best mark nationally, top mark in the West Region and ninth-best time in UT history.
In addition, Dowie ran the third leg for Texas’ 4x100m relay team, which placed third in 43.59, the No. 3 time in the nation and second-fastest in the West Region.
Dowie and the No. 6 Longhorns head east to Gainesville, Fla., this week to compete at the 69th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.