Run To Achieve

Varsity Track and Fields, Laila Owens, had a new meet record of 54.37 seconds on Saturday, February 15.

Owens has been running track since she was 6 years old.

“I’ve been running track since I was six. I got where I am today by being coached and being consistent in all my workouts,” Owens said.

Owens feels like she’s been able to bond with her teammates.

“Being in track makes me feel like I am apart of a sisterhood. We are really one big family out there. We work together and we win together,” Owens said.

Texas A&M gave Owens a full scholarship for Track and Field.

“Getting a full ride scholarship from Texas A&M was a crazy experience for me. It was one of the best feelings to feel as a athlete,” Owens said.

Besides track, Owens wants to be remembered for more than her records. She wants to succeed even more.

“Outside of track I want to achieve a lot. I want to remembered for something bigger than my pace; I want to be in a state where I can give back freely, and I want to be rich,” Owens said.

Owens looks up to her older sisters to be the type of athlete she is today.

“My older sisters basically shaped me into the type of athlete I am today. I watched them compete when I was younger and from there I’ve had a drive to be like or better,” Owens said.

By S.A.