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Matt Owens

Matt Owens - Cross Country - Florida State Seminoles

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Orem, Utah
high school
Orem High School


Cross Country Indoor T&F Outdoor T&F
8k 23:46.1 1600 4:01.32 3000 8:38.09
10k 30:39.43


Cross Country: Began the season with a 12th place finish at the Alexander Asics Invitational with an 8k time of 25:45.52… earned a 30th place finish in the Open 8k at the FSU Pre-Nationals meet with a time of 24:58.8… placed 54th at ACC Championships with a time of 24:44.4… finished 28th in the NCAA South Regional meet with a personal best time of 30:39.43 in the 10k… competed at the NCAA Championships and recorded a time of 31:47.1 in the 10k.


At BYU (2017-2021)

Cross Country: Placed 45th at the 2019 NCAA Championships in the 10k with a time of 31:25.4 and helped the Cougars win the national championship…was also fifth at the WCC Championships in the 8k (23:46.1) and was WCC All-Conference first team.

Indoor T&F: USTFCCCA All-American in the DMR in 2020…earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors…ran a personal best in the mile at 4:01.32 at the 2020 Husky Classic.

Outdoor T&F: As a sophomore named first-team All-American after taking eighth place in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (8:45.40)…named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team and captured USTFCCCA All-Academic honors… as a rookie named a first-team All-American after taking sixth place in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 8:38.09 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (finished eighth in the semifinal with a time of 8:42.35)…earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors


Before BYU:

A two-time All-Region selection…second-team All-State…first-team All-State…led Orem HS to a state title…was a senior record holder for both the 3,200m and 1600m track events…All-State honorable mention in soccer…academic All-Region and All-State in track, XC and soccer…graduated with a 4.0 and high honors


Son of Matthew and Alyssa Owens…has nine¬†siblings (Eric, Nathan, Merrill, Angela, Doug, Anson, Tiffany, Sam and Jason)