CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Owayne Owens of Virginia’s men’s track and field program was recognized as the ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The defending ACC triple jump champion opened his indoor season with an impressive performance in the event as his mark of 16.23m (53’3”) ranks No. 1 nationally. He finished as the top collegian amongst a field of 14 competitors at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Owens is one of just three athletes to clear 16 meters (52’6”) in the young season.

In the Virginia record books Owens ranks third on the all-time indoor performance list in the triple jump. He achieved the status after a sixth-place performance at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships where he posted his personal best mark of 16.53m (54’2.75”).