July 22, 2011
MIRAMAR, FL – Clemson freshman Bridgette Owens earned a bronze medal in the 100 hurdles at the Pan American Junior Championships on Friday. The native of Oak Park, MI posted a time of 13.34 in the final at the Ansin Sports Complex. She was edged at the line by 18-year old Jamaican hurdler Danielle Williams, who clocked a time of 13.32. Owens is the third hurdler coached by Clemson Director of Track & Field Lawrence Johnson to earn a medal at the Pan American Junior Championships. He previously coached Queen Harrison and Kristi Castlin to gold medals in 2007 as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech.
Owens capped a freshman season with her second medal performance in the 100 hurdles, following up on her silver effort at the USA Junior Championships in Eugene, OR last month. Owens was a second-team All-American in the event and also earned all-conference honors during the indoor season in the 60 hurdles. She already ranks third on the all-time Clemson performance list for the 100 hurdles.
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