A program-record five Falcons earned their fourth straight academic all-conference honor.
Katie Carroll became just the sixth Falcon to earn academic All-MW honors four straight years.
JUNIOR (2011): Competed in four meets, including three 8K competitions...clocked a season-best time of 26:26 to finish 48th at the Fort Hays State Tiger Invitational...crossed the finish line in 26:55 at the Woody Greeno Invitational to place 78th...finished 41st at the Rocky Mountain Shootout with a time of 27:57...opened the season at the Rust Buster Invitational, posting a 6K time of 20:06 to finish 51st...academic all-conference selection.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Competed in four races...clocked a 6K time of 21:29 to finish 53rd at the season-opening Rust Buster Invitational...posted a season-best 8K time of 27:52 at the Woody Greeno Invitational to finish 128th...clocked a time of 27:59 to place 117th at the Tiger Invitational...finished 143rd at the Rocky Mountain Shootout behind a time of 28:34...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN (2009): Competed in five meets...finished 54th at the Colorado State Classic with a four-mile time of 23:58...ran the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 30:15...clocked a time of 27:47 to place 70th at the at the Fort Hays Tiger Invitational... competed at the RMAC Open, finishing 80th with a time of 30:06...participated in the "open" race at the Rust Buster Invitational, clocking a time of 22:25...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ennis High School...competed in track and cross country all four years...all-state Class C finisher...placed seventh at the Montana state cross country championships as a junior...placed eighth at that meet during senior season...two-time qualifier and finisher at the National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships...two-year member of the basketball team...also played soccer...served as team captain of club soccer team...received the Scholastic Achievement Award (honors list)...member of the Saturday Scholars Program, which was awarded by teacher nomination...member of the National Honor Society...served as president during senior year...member of the Spanish Club, Lifesavers, SADD, Business Professionals of America, 4-H, Academic Olympics, Speech and Debate (impromptu speaking)...served as class president of Freshman, Sophomore and Senior classes in Student Council...Chamber Ensemble Member (madrigals, jazz choir)...served as student body vice-president during senior year...class valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gage Lynn Owens...nickname is "Salsa"...son of Brett and Rita Owens...father is a retired lieutenant colonel...has three younger siblings, Gavin, Madison and Race...Gavin is a junior runner at the Air Force Academy...majoring in mechanical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as CST Evasion Cadre, Element Leader, Squadron Superintendent, Personnel Recovery Cadre for Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and Chief of Security...has maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0...spent the summer completing Powered Flight and working ESET...also traveled home during leave...hobbies include running and being outdoors (hiking, biking, etc.)...also plays the piano...member of Cadet Squadron 32.