UCLA Cross Country BIO
Jen Owen
Player Profile:
Jen Owen 1264334
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Clarita, Calif.
High School: West Ranch

2014 - Competed four times during her junior year for the Bruins ... Finished with a time of 21:58 at the Pac-12 Championships (6k) ... Placed second overall at the Titan Invitational (5k) with a time of 18:04.1 … Opened the season in 34th at the Nevada Twilight Classic (4k) with a time of 16:30 … Was 18th at the Dual at the Rose Bowl (5k) with a time of 18:59.

2013 - Competed in five races during her sophomore year for the Bruins … Clenched a third place finish at the Titan Invitational with a 5k time of 17:34.3 … Came in ninth at the Mustang Challenge with a time of 18:33.36 … Ran a season best 6k time of 22:31.92 at the Dual at the Rose Bowl for a sixth place finish … Finished 93rd at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 25:48.

2012 - Placed 104th (23:58) at the Pac-12 Championships ... UCLA’s No. 1 runner at the Bronco Invite (17:55.5) ... Finished seventh (19:47) in the open division (5k) at the Pac-12 Preview.

2011 - Did not compete ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in cross country and track at West Ranch HS ... Two-time Female Track Athlete of the Year for her school and three-time track team MVP ... 2010 team captain for XC team ...Two-time XC team MVP ... Helped her cross country team be the first sport from her high school to compete at the state meet ... In track, was league champion in the 1600m and placed fourth at the 2010 state meet (first athlete from West Ranch HS to place at state) ... Set a league record in the 800m and holds school records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m and mile ... Also a member of several school record-breaking relays ... Was a state finalist in the 800m in 2011 ... Prep bests of 2:10.63 in the 800m, 4:52.45 in the 1600m, 10:57.46 in the 3200m and 4:59.58 in the mile.

Personal - Born April 3, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA ... Daughter of Jeffrie and Lourdes Owen ... Dad attended UCLA ... Has one brother, James ... Undeclared major.

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