Kevin Flowers, senior reporter for the Erie Times-News and, was photographed Feb. 5 in the Erie Times-News studio. SARAH CROSBY/

Kevin Flowers

Athlete, Media
College, High School
About Kevin Flowers

Kevin was a track and field standout at McDowell High School and went on to an outstanding career at Miami University of Ohio, competing there from 1986-89. He was the first and only high jumper in Metro League history to clear 7 feet, a feat he accomplished as a senior. That jump also put him in the top 10 nationally in 1985. During his time at McDowell, Kevin was a three-time Metro League champion in the high jump and the triple jump. He also won the Metro League title in the 400 meters as a senior and was the anchor to the winning 1,600 relay team.  He is a two-time Metro League track and field MVP and two-time McDowell track and field MVP. He went on to win five District 10 championships, including the high jump and triple jump in both his junior and senior years, and the 400 as a senior. He finished second in the state in the triple jump and fourth in the high jump as a senior, and anchored a McDowell 4×400 relay team that finished eighth in the state.

At Miami of Ohio, Kevin was a three-time Mid-American Conference champion in the high jump and placed 13th at the NCAA Championships. He won the high jump in 1987, ’88, and ’89 after finishing second as a freshman.  He still holds the Miami school record in the high jump at 7’3 ½,” achieved in 1989, and stands seventh in school history in the triple jump at 50’1”.(1986).  Kevin also ran a 46.8 second 400-meter split as the second leg of Miami’s 1,600 relay team.

Kevin was named the MVP of the Miami track and field team three times. A two-year varsity letterman for McDowell’s basketball teams, Kevin was selected as one of Erie’s 100 greatest athletes of the 20th century by the Erie Times-News in 1999.  He is currently a senior reporter at the Erie Times-News, where he has worked since 1989, and has won several statewide and national investigative reporting awards.