JUNIOR YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in the 3000-meter run once during the outdoor season...finished third at the Air Force Twilight Open with a time of 8:39.10 (adjusted for altitude).
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2011-12: Competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase during two outdoor meets...clocked a career-best 9:12.43 to place sixth at the Beach Invitational...that time was ranked second on the team...also participated in the 2000-meter steeplechase at the Air Force Relays (6:25.50)...recorded a 1500-meter time of 3:54.78 (adjusted for altitude) at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...competed in the mile during two indoor meets...clocked a career-best time of 4:18.53a during a fourth-place finish at the Air Force Invitational...earned top-five finishes in only appearances of the year in the 3000-meter run (8:36.22, Nebraska adidas Classic) and 5000-meter run (15:06.72a, New Mexico Classic).
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2010-11: Ranked second on the team in the 3000-meter steeplechase...clocked a career-best 9:22.78 at the Mt. SAC Relays...finished fourth in that event at the Front Range Classic...competed in the 1500-meter run during four meets...clocked a personal-best 4:00.32 at the Beach Invitational...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award once during the outdoor season...finished third in the 3000-meter run (8:39.91, adjusted for altitude) at the Don Barrett Duals...also finished fourth at that distance during the Air Force All-Comers Meet...ran the mile at the Air Force Invitational, placing fourth in 4:19.55a.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ennis High School...competed in track and cross country...Montana Class C cross country state champion...two-time champion in the 3200-meter run...also claimed state title in the 1600-meter run...recorded personal-best times of 4:29 in the 1600-meter run, 9:53 in the 3200-meter run and 15.30 in the three-mile run...served as student body president...class salutatorian.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gavin Cadwalander Owens...nickname is "Queso"...son of Brett and Rita Owens...father is a retired lieutenant colonel...has one older brother, Gage, who is a 2013 Academy graduate...also has two younger siblings, Madison and Race...member of Cadet Squadron 11.