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Owayne Owens

Jumps
Position
Senior
Class
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Hometown
Cornwall College
High School / Club
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Owayne Owens - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA Championships
2021 Outdoor:
Triple Jump (15th)
2021 Indoor:
Triple Jump (6th)

ACC Champion
2021 Outdoor:
Triple Jump
2021 Indoor: Triple Jump

All-American
2021 Outdoor: Triple Jump (2nd Team)
2021 Indoor:
Triple Jump (1st Team)
2020 Indoor:
Triple Jump

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

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2021: Triple Jump

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• Placed 15th at NCAAs in triple jump (15.77m / 51′ 9″) to earn second-team All-America status
• Qualified for NCAA Championships with an 8th-place finish at NCAA East Preliminary Round (16.03m / 52″ 7.25″)
• Won the ACC triple jump title
• Winning mark at ACC meet was 15.97m (52′ 4.75″)
• 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
• Second in LJ (7.43m / 24′ 4.5″) at Virginia Grand Prix
• 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
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named to 2021 CoSIDA (College Sports Information Director’s of America) Academic All-America second-team
• Named to 2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team
• Named to 2021 VaSID First Team All-State for Jumps

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
• Named the VaSID (Virginia Sports Information Directors Association) male Field Athlete of the Year

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
• Winner of team’s Coach’s Award for Excellence

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
• In 2021, named recipient of Ralph Sampson Scholarship Award (for excellence in athletics, leadership and academics) and the Ernest H. Ern Award (for the impact he has made on student and community life)
• Voted by fellow student-athletes as the 2021 Male Comeback Athlete of the Year after suffering a knee injury that forced him to miss the majority of his freshman season
• Son of Rosetta Harris and Bryan Owen
• Has one brother, OBrian, and four sisters, Shanieka, Krystal, Krystie, Shameilleo