It is the first weekly award of Owens' career.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Competed in five meets, including the conference and regional meets...placed 21st at the Mountain West Championships (26:04) to help the Falcons to a runner-up finish in the team standings...was Air Force's top finisher at the Fort Hays State Tiger Invitational, placing 11th with a season-best time of 25:16...earned the MW Runner of the Week award following that meet...finished 25th at the Woody Greeno Invitational behind a time of 25:50...clocked a 10K time of 32:27 to finish 62nd at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...participated in the Notre Dame Invitational, clocking a five-mile time of 25:59...opened the season at the Rust Buster Invitational, finishing 44th with a time of 19:53.
FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in four meets...opened the season with a 27th-place time of 20:31 at the Rust Buster Invitational (6000-meter course)...finished 36th at the 8K Tiger Invitational, clocking a season-best time of 25:47...finished 62nd at the Woody Greeno Invitational with a time of 26:57...placed 83rd at the Rocky Mountain Shootout with a time of 27:31.
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 saluditorian.
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 senior runner at the Academy...also has two younger siblings, Madison and Race...currently undecided on a major...member of Cadet Squadron 11.