For safety concerns, javelin is only contested at the high school level in 19 states. Unfortunately, Kentucky isn’t one of those states, but that didn’t stop Mercer County student Meghan Owens from competing. The daughter of Scott and Lisa Owens, Meghan is one of the top javelin throwers not only in the state, but in the whole country.
“My parents have been very supportive of me,” said Owens. “My dad has always been my coach and has always pushed me to be my best.”
Both Scott and Lisa competed in track and field during their athletic careers at Berea College. With her dad being her personal coach, Meghan’s mom has also been in the coaching ranks for many years. Lisa is the head track and field, and cross country coach at Centre College, so Meghan has been around the track her whole life.
Owens recently competed in the Iron Wood Throws Classic (IWTC) in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, placing third overall in the high school division with a distance of 152’5”.
“The girls that finished ahead of Meghan are ranked number one and two in the United States, currently,” said Scott Owens. “Meghan should see them again at the New Balance Outdoor National Championships (NBONC) on June 16.”
The outdoor national championships will be held in Greensboro, N.C.
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