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Owayne Owens

Jumps
Position
Junior
Class
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Hometown
Cornwall College
High School

NCAA Championships
2021 Indoor:
Triple Jump (6th)

ACC Champion
2021 Indoor:
Triple Jump

All-American
2021 Indoor: Triple Jump (1st Team)
2020 Indoor:
Triple Jump

All-ACC
2021 Indoor:
Triple Jump (1st Team)
2020 Indoor:
Triple Jump

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• Finished first in TJ at Virginia Challenge (16.45m / 53′ 11.75″)
• That improved on his third-place standing on UVA all-time performance list
• Won TJ at Raleigh Relays (16.29m / 53′ 5.5″)
• His jump of 16.29m (53′ 5.5″) ranks No. 3 on UVA all-time performance list
• Was second in long jump (7.48m / 24’ 6.5”) at Virginia Invitational that ranks No. 4 on UVA all-time performance list

2021 Indoor
• Named a first-team All-American in triple jump after placing sixth at NCAA Championships
• Posted a PB of 16.53 (54′ 2.75″) at NCAA meet
• Entered NCAAs with fourth best mark during the season
• ACC triple jump champion with a then season-best performance of 16.48m (54’1”)
• Set his season-best mark three times during the ACC competition with his best effort coming on his final attempt
• Set school record in the long jump (7.58m/24’10.5”) at Virginia Beach Invitational
• Long jump ranked No. 25 in the nation prior to NCAAs
• Named to 2021 All-ACC Academic team

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor
• Earned All-America honors for advancing to the NCAA Championships in the triple jump
• Held the seventh-best triple jump mark in the country at 16.25m (53’3.75″)
• Ranks third in UVA history in the triple jump
• Captured a career-best jump of 16.25m (53’3.75″) at the ACC Championships to finish as the conference’s runner-up in the event
• Recorded a career-best jump of 7.17m (23’6.35″) in the long jump at the Navy Invitational II
• Placed second in the long jump and 60m dash at the Navy Invitational II
• Finished third in the triple jump at the Hokie Invitational and fourth in the event at the Virginia Tech Invitational

2019 Outdoor 
• Finished 11th at the ACC Championships in the triple jump
• Recorded a jump of 14.80m (48’6.75″) at the ACC Championships
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor

2019 Indoor
• Did not compete

Background
• Represented Jamaica at the IAAF World U20 Championships in the triple jump
• Captured the 2018 U20 Jamaican championship in the triple jump
• Was a Penn Relay champion in 2018

Personal
• Majoring in religious studies and minoring in entrepreneurship
• Son of Rosetta Harris and Bryan Owen
• Has one brother, OBrian, and four sisters, Shanieka, Krystal, Krystie, Shameilleo