Matt Owens
Last School
Orem High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Matthew and Alyssa Owens
  • Has nine siblings (Eric, Nathan, Merrill, Angela, Doug, Anson, Tiffany, Sam and Jason)
  • Enjoys camping, hiking, ultimate frisbee and soccer
  • Major: Exercise and Wellness
  • Mission: Seattle, Washington
  • Also recruited by Gonzaga and Washington

Before BYU

  • Two-time All-Region
  • One time second-team All-State
  • One time first-team All-State
  • Led his high school to a state title in cross country
  • Current senior record holder for both the 3200-meter and 1600-meter track events at Orem High School
  • All-State Honorable Mention in soccer
  • Academic All-Region in track, cross country and soccer. 
  • Academic All-State in track, cross country and soccer
  • Graduated with a 4.0 and high honors

Career Stats

Men's Track and Field Athlete Profile


BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

  • Owens ran a season-best 24:08.4 as BYU took first at the Dellinger Invitational on Sep. 29.

Distance Time Finish Meet
8K 24:40.7 16th Adidas Pre-Nationals
8K 24:08.4 25th Dellinger Invitational


Sophmore Year 2018

Junior Year 2019

  • Received the Cougar Club Memorial Award at the Y Awards
  • Earned WCC All-Conference First Team honors after finishing 5th with a time of 23:46.1
  • Competed on the 2019 Nation Championship winning team, finishing 45th with a time of 31:25.4
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 31:25.4 45th NCAA Championships
8K 23:46.1 5th WCC Championships
8K 24:00.1 23rd Bill Dellinger Invitational
6.956K 21:43.4 6th BYU Autumn Classic


Senior Year 2020-2021

  • Owens ran a season-best 8K time of 24:33.3 to help the Cougars claim first at the Silver State Collegiate Challenge on Feb. 1. 
Distance Time Finish Meet
8K 24:33.3 8th Silver State Collegiate Challenge
8K 25:08.8 15th Weber State Invitational
8K 25:30.8 51st Oklahoma State Invitational


Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year