Javelin: 221-00/67.36 (2011)
BIG 12 SCORING
2011 (O) Javelin, 6th (206-00)
CU Athletes Choice Award (2010)
CU Athlete of the Week (4/13/11)
CAREER UPDATE: Owens quickly became one of the
top javelin throwers in CU history after launching a throw of 221-00 on April
9, 2011 at the CU Invite. The throw was the seventh best in school history and
made him the fourth best performer in school history. Owens also had the 11th
best throw in school history (206-00) at the Big 12 Championships (5/13).
2012: Did not compete.
2011: Owens quickly proved he would be one of CU's top
throwers of all-time when he recorded a personal record toss of 221-00 at the
CU Invite (4/8). Owens won the meet and became the fourth best performer in the
javelin and the throw ranks seventh in CU history. He threw over 200 feet one
more time during the season, this time at the Big 12 Championships. Owens
placed sixth at the meet with a throw of 206-00.
2010: Redshirt. Did not compete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Owens was a three-sport athlete at Woodstown High
School. He earned two letters in track and field, two in baseball and three in
football. Owens is the WHS javelin record holder (191-00).
HIGH SCHOOL BESTS: Javelin: 191-00.
IN THE CLASS ROOM: Owens is majoring in
environmental studies at Colorado. He was also a member of the honor roll in
PERSONAL: Brian S. Owens Jr. was born on November 7, 1989.
He is the son of Brian and Shannon Owens of Elmer, N.J. He has three siblings,
Mattie, Montana and Lane. Montana and Lane compete in the USATF program in New
Jersey. Owens and his father have identical tattoos that read BRAVEHEART in
honor of his brother Mattie, who passed away in 2005. The tattoo symbolizes the
way the Owens' family lives their lives. Owens lists his hobbies as fishing,
hunting, hiking, kayaking and going to Yellowstone with his family.