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Talaya Owens
Talaya Owens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Denver, Colo.

High School:
George Washington

Event:
Sprints



Accolades:
Track:
• Outdoor All-Mideast Region, 4x100m (2008)
• Outdoor All-Mideast Region, 400m Hurdles (2009)
• Outdoor NCAA Qualifier, 400m Hurdles (2008, `09)

All-Time Rank at Alabama:
• Outdoor 100m Hurdles - 6th
• Outdoor 400m Hurdles - 7th

Career Bests:
• 60m - 7.78
• 60m Hurdles - 8.47
• 100m - 12.08
• 100m Hurdles - 13.47
• 200m - 24.21
• 400m - 54.58
• 400m Hurdles - 57.76

Junior (2009-10)
Finished fifth (11:48.54) in the DMR, eighth in the 4x400m relay (3:55.53) and 13th in the 400m (55.66) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... recorded a team-leading time of 55.60 in the 400m at the Texas A&M Challenge ... posted season best times in the 4x400m relay (3:49.88) and DMR (11:44.64) at the Meyo Invitational ... finished first in the 100m shuttle hurdle relay (54.49) and eighth in the 4x100m relay (46.38) at the Drake Relays ... recorded a season-best time of 59.39 in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Eastern Regionals ... recorded a tenth place finish in the 400m hurdles (60.27) and season-best time of 3:46.46 in the 400m relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

Sophomore (2008-09)
Finished ninth in the 400m (55.46) at the SEC Indoor Championships as well as 10th in the DMR (12:21.69)...personal-best time of 54.58 in the 400m also came at the SEC Indoor Championships in the prelims...won the 400m with a time of 55.60 at the Adidas Classic...recorded season-best times of 24.66 and 8.62 in the 200m and 60m hurdles, respectively...finished fourth in the 400m hurdles (58.20) and 10th in the 100m hurdles (14.40) at the SEC Outdoor Championships as well as fifth in the 4x100m relay (45.51) and eighth in the 4x400m relay (3:52.67)...earned All-Mideast Region honors by placing fourth in the 400m hurdles (58.29) at the Mideast Regional...competed at the NCAA Championships in the 400 hurdles, but did not advance past the first round due to an knee injury...Drake Relays Champion in the 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay posting a time of 55.91...season-best of 13.85 in the 100m hurdles came at the Mississippi Open where she also finished second in the 400m hurdles (59.90)...placed second in the 400m hurdles (59.91) at the Alabama Relays...held the fourth-fastest 400m hurdle time in the SEC.

RS-Freshman (2007-08)
Set new career-bests in every event...ran the 60m in 7.78 at the Adidas Invitational...ran a career-best 8.47 in the 60m hurdles at SEC Championships...posted two personal-bests at the Ole Miss May Invitational with a time of 12.08 in the 100m and ran nearly a second better than last year in the 200m with a 24.21...in her first year competing in the 400m hurdles, Owens ran the eighth-fastest time in school history of 57.76 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to place third...part of the 4x400m team that placed eighth at the SEC Outdoor Championships running the 10th fastest time at Alabama with a 3:42.96...ran the team's fastest 100m hurdles time of 13.47 at the NCAA Mideast Regional putting her at ninth all-time at Alabama...member of the sixth place 4x100m team that ran 45.65 at the Mideast Region Championships...missed qualifying to the semi-finals in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships by just .31 seconds after clipping the final hurdle...her time of 57.76 is the fourth-fastest 400m hurdle time in the SEC outdoors this year...competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400m hurdles.

Freshman (2006-07)
Posted the top time for the Tide in the 60m with a 7.83 at the SEC Championships...recorded the third-best mark in the 60m with a time of 7.90 at the Clemson Invitational...tallied three of the top five times for Alabama in the 200m during the indoor season...posted a season-best 200m indoor time of 25.06 at the SEC Championships...recorded the third best mark on the team in the 60m hurdles at the Iowa State Invitational.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Tony Wells at George Washington High School...three-time Champion in the 4x200m relay (2003, 2004, 2006)...2003 Champion in the 4x100m relay and the sprint medley relay...2004 Champion in the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay...two-time State Champion in the 100m and 200m...2006 State Champion in the 100m hurdles...named Team MVP and Best Defensive Player of her high school basketball team...Parents: Marshall and Talea Hudson...Birthday: November 3, 1987...Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.