2013-14 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: finished in third-place at the Hoosier Open and set a season-best time in the 8,000m run in 25:13.9...finished in seventh-place at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships in 25:22.4. Indoor: finished in second-place in the 3,000m run at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in 8:22.71...finished in 19th place in the 3K at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in season-best time of 8:19.88. Outdoor: won the 3K at the Charlotte Invitational in 8:25.81...finished in second-place in the 1500m run at the Billy Hayes Invitational in 3:46.46 to earn a spot at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, where he finished in 44th place in 3:54.96.
2012-13 (R-FRESHMAN): Indoor: finished in third-place in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 8:24.99 at the Hoosier Open...set a season-best of 4:09.77 in the mile run to place ninth at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational...Outdoor: finished in second-place in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 3:52.52 at the Alabama Relays...set a season-best time of 3:51.61 in the 1,500-meter run to place ninth at the Polytan Invitational...Competed at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with an 18th place finish in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 14:41.20...set season-best of 14:26.41 to place second in the 5K at the Louisville Border Battle.
2012 (REDSHIRT): Cross Country: Redshirted. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
PREP: Owns numerous Westbury school records including the 4x800m relay, the distance medley relay, the indoor 1,600m (4:15.39), indoor 3,200m (9:14.45), indoor 3,000m (8:42.65), outdoor 1,600m (4:12), outdoor 3,200m (9:11) and country country 5K (15:47) ... was a three-time cross country all-state honoree ... was a four-time track all-state honoree ... owns the county meet and course record in the 5K at Bethpage State Park ... earned all-county accolades on 15 occasions and was an 11-time county champion ... earned team MVP honors for indoor track three times, outdoor track twice and cross county three times ... was named Athlete of the Day at the Nassau coaches meet for outdoor track.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 19, 1993 ... biochemistry major ... son of Dawn and Desmond Skeete.
Coach Helmer: "Owen has a lot of talent which when harnessed and combined with some consistent long term high level training could produce an outstanding Big Ten and National level competitor. He will benefit from having the opportunity to train with some of the best distance runners in the country as well as the structure and systematic develop provided by our program. His uncle, Deon Cameron, was a relay All American at IU in 1988."
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