Athens Academy's Owers earns trip to junior world championships

Owers earns trip to world championships

Former Athens Academy track and field standout Torie Owers has qualified for next month’s IAAF Junior World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Owers, a Cal-Berkeley signee, earned a spot on the national team roster and in the international competition by finishing second in the shot put with a throw of 15.36 meters (50 feet, 4.75 inches) last week at the USATF Junior Championships in Bloomington, Ind.

Iowa State’s Christina Hillman’s throw of 16.10 meters won the event.

The world junior championships will be held July 10-15.