Colby Owen
Colby Owen
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Perryville, Md.
High School: Perryville
Event(s): Throws

2016-17 (outdoor): Competed in the shot put, hammer throw and discuss ... placed second in the hammer throw at the Emory Invitational on March 17-18 (50.04m, PR) ... placed third in the hammer throw at the Cedarville Yellow Jacket Collegiate Outdoor Open (March 25) with a throw of 49.02m

2016-17 (indoor): Won the weight throw competition at the OAC South Split Meet and Jessica Starks Open with throws of 16.19m and 15.35m, respectively ... personal-best throw came on January 14 at the Otterbein University Home Indoor Meet (16.32m)

2015-16 (indoor): In each of his first three meets he finished third or better in the weight throw … opened the indoor season with a victory in the weight throw (13.75m) at the Capital Challenge (1/8) … set a new Capital record in the men’s weight throw when he tossed a new personal record of 15.86 meters … his new PR was good for a fifth-place finish at the OAC Indoor Championships (2/26-27) … that throw improved his freshman year best throw by 2.82 meters.

2015-16 (outdoor): Competed in the hammer throw and discus … eclipsed his previous bests in both event by wide margins from the previous year … improved his discus result by 2.66 meters with a 33.54-meter toss at the Muskingum Invitational (4/9-10), good for seventh place … saw an incredible increase in the hammer toss, going from a previous best of 27.97 meters to 43.62 meters (+15.65m) … with that throw, which he accomplished at the Cedarville Jacket Open (3/26) and placed fourth overall, he elevated to No. 2 on the Capital top-10 list.

2014-15: Jumped a personal-best of 2.90 meters in the pole vault at the Purple and White Invite on Dec. 5... threw a career-best in discus of 30.88m at the Wittenberg Tiger Invitational (4/3)... on Dec. 5 he threw a personal-best of 13.04m in the weight throw... recorded two career-best throws in the hammer (27.97m) and javelin (36.45m) at the Polar Bear Invitational on April 18.

Personal: Transferred from Cecil College, a junior college in Maryland ... majoring in exercise science with a minor in finance ... his mother is Linda Owen ... attended Perryville High School, where he was on the football and track teams ... career ambition is to own a fitness facility.