THIS YEAR: Senior sprinter Armon "A.J." Owens begins his second season on the USC track and field team. He came to USC from Central Arizona College prior to last season. He ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. Junior College rankings in the 100m, 200m and 400m in 2013.
Injuries marred his first season at Troy and he posted a 400m best of 50.52 to place fifth at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 4. He also had his best 200m time of 22.43 (+2.8w) at the Dual Meet.
BEFORE USC: Owens competed his sophomore season at Central Arizona College following a season at Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas. Owens is the top three event sprinter in the 2013 U.S. junior college rankings and has a best 100m time of 10.43, 200m time of 20.87 and 400m time of 46.03. He ranked No. 2 in the 400, No. 5 in the 200m and No. 10 in the 100m. Owens also excels in the classroom, posting a 3.0 GPA in his first semester at Central Arizona.
HIGH SCHOOL: Owens graduated from Cypress Falls High in Houston, Texas in 2011. He had a best 100m dash of 10.59 and 200m sprint of 21.27. He won the District 17 5-A 100m title with a time of 11.15 and placed fifth in the 200m dash with a time of 21.37 at the Texas 5-A Championships.
PERSONAL: Armon "AJ" Owens was born on January 18, 1993 in Houston, Texas...He has two brothers...His hobbies include sports and gaming...Enjoys soul food...His favorite musician is Andre 3000...his favorite movie is the Notebook...Lists The Flash as his sports hero...Hopes to visit Paris someday.
CAREER BESTS: 400m-- 46.03