Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Wednesday Cardinal Couple -- Go take a flying leap...Brittany Owens ready for NCAA Championships
WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- Soph. Owens to compete in NCAA Championships
There is still one UofL women's athlete competing for an NCAA Championship and she'll jump for joy if she can win the long jump tonight in Oregon.
Brittany Owens came to Louisville from Boise, Idaho and soon showed why she was the Idaho State champ in the high school long jump and triple jump for three consecutive years.
Owens, who placed 10th in the women's long jump at the NCAA Preliminary rounds, will take part in the finals tonight at 7:15 p.m. She finished seventh in the AAC Conference Championships...but her personal-best leap of 6.23m/20-5.25 is nineteenth best nationally this season.
So...how does a girl from Idaho end up in Louisville?
Her desire to major in nursing has a big role in the decision