Women's Cross Country

    Kelly Owen
    Kelly  Owen


    Palos Verdes, Calif.

    High School:
    Chadwick School




    Six Trojans Named To The Pac-12 Cross Country All-Academic Team

    Byrne, DeYoung, Matranga, Owen, Robinson and Soderstrom named honorable mention


    Trojans Place 5th At Titan Invitational

    Sophomore Erin Matranga leads the team at Fullerton


    USC To Compete At Titan Invitational Friday

    Final regular season meet of the season


    USC Takes Second at Highlander Invitational 4K Race

    Young Trojans post seven of the top 23 times


    USC's Cross Country Team Set To Invade The Inland Empire

    Trojans to compete a the 4K Highlander Invitational hosted by UC Riverside

    At USC: Kelly Owen is beginning her final season as a cross country runner for USC... 2011: Competed in just two cross country races for the Trojans, running 23:07.12 in the 6K CS Northridge Invitational on Oct. 15 and 18:32.3 in the 5K Titan Invitational on Oct. 21...Also competed in track and had a best 800m time of 2:17.72 at the Long Beach Invitational on April 21...Was named honorable mention on the Pac-12 All-Academic team...2010: Had a strong cross country season for USC, making steady progress throughout the season...Was USC's top finisher and 12th overall with a 5K PR of 18:27.7 at the Titan Invitational on Oct. 22...Set a 6K PR of 22:34.3 at the CS Northridge Invitational on Oct. 16....Competed at the Pac-10 Championships and was USC's fifth finisher, placing 83rd with a time of 22:50.70...Ran track in the Spring and posted a best 800m time of 2:17.7 and best 1500m time of 4:46.09...2009: Battled through injuries during her first season at USC, missing time with mononucleosis, tendinitis in her right knee and back issues...Placed 25th and was the Trojans' third finisher in her first collegiate race with a time of 23:53.70 at the Fullerton Invitational on Sept. 5...Her only 5K race was at the Vanguard Invitational won by the Trojans on Oct. 10 and Owen was the sixth USC runner and 19th overall with a time of 18:44...Competed for USC at the Pac-10 Championships on Oct. 30 and had a season-best 6K time of 22:46.66.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Owen is a 2009 graduate of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif...She ran cross country and track all four years and played soccer for three seasons...Chadwick won the 2008 CIF state cross country championship...Owen was named first team All-Prep League and All-CIF all four years and All-State three seasons in cross country...Named to the 2006 and 2008 Daily Breeze All-Area cross country team...Was cross country league MVP from 2006-08 and track MVP in 2007...Also was first team All-Prep League and All-CIF in track all four seasons...Had a best 5K cross country time of 18:47 to place third at the 2008 CIF State cross country championships and lead Chadwick to the team title... In track, her best 800m time is 2:17 and 1600m time is 5:00.

    PERSONAL: Kelly was born on April 8, 1991 in Santa Monica, Calif...Mother's name is Erin Owen and has two siblings, Billy and Erin...Erin is a freshman defender on the USC women's soccer team...Kelly is a Business-Finance major at USC...Her interests include football, movies, cooking and bareback horse riding...Is a huge fan of Friday Night Lights...Her heroes are her friends and after USC would like to make even more friends and lots of money... Would like to travel to Australia some day...Works in the USC Athletic Department as a student-intern and research assistant in the legal writing program...Volunteered with the community service organization Las Niñas de las Madrecitas, which also benefits the Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital...Is a member of the Trojan Athletic Senate.