Robert Owen

  • Robert
  • Owen

  • Event
    Freestyle/Backstroke/Individual Medley
  • Class
    Senior
  • Hometown
    Bridgewater, Mass.
Event2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017Career
100 Back49.73
Christiansburg, Va.
Feb 9, 2014
48.07
ACC Championships (Men's)
Feb 25, 2015
50.26
Knoxville, TN
Nov 22, 2015
48.92

Oct 22, 2016
48.07
ACC Championships (Men's)
Feb 25, 2015
100 Breast1:00.66
Christiansburg, VA
Jan 10, 2015
58.86
Christiansburg, VA
Feb 5, 2017
58.86
Christiansburg, VA
Feb 5, 2017
100 Fly51.04
Christiansburg, VA
Feb 5, 2017
51.04
Christiansburg, VA
Feb 5, 2017
1000 Free9:39.43
Columbus, Ohio
Nov 1, 2013
9:34.61
Durham, N.C.
Oct 26, 2014
9:34.61
Durham, N.C.
Oct 26, 2014
1650 Free15:20.26
Men's ACC Championships
Mar 1, 2014
15:53.82
Christiansburg, Va.
Nov 22, 2014
15:20.26
Men's ACC Championships
Mar 1, 2014
200 Back1:43.00
Men's ACC Championships
Mar 1, 2014
1:41.45
ACC Championships (Men's)
Feb 25, 2015
1:41.28
ACC Championships
Feb 27, 2016
1:40.15
Men's NCAA Championships
Mar 25, 2017
1:40.15
Men's NCAA Championships
Mar 25, 2017
200 Breast2:11.90
Christiansburg, VA
Jan 10, 2015
2:11.90
Christiansburg, VA
Jan 10, 2015
200 Free1:43.88
Christiansburg, Va.
Oct 18, 2014
1:43.22
Christiansburg, Va.
Oct 31, 2015
1:40.52
Christiansburg, Va.
Jan 21, 2017
1:40.52
Christiansburg, Va.
Jan 21, 2017
200 IM1:49.71
Christiansburg, Va.
Nov 23, 2013
1:49.11
Christiansburg, Va.
Nov 22, 2014
1:44.95
ACC Championships
Feb 27, 2016
1:44.30
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017
1:44.30
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017
200 Medley Relay1:34.04
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov 9, 2013
1:29.48
Christiansburg, VA
Oct 15, 2016
1:29.48
Christiansburg, VA
Oct 15, 2016
200 Medley Relay Lead Off24.29
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov 9, 2013
23.08

Oct 22, 2016
23.08

Oct 22, 2016
400 IM3:45.24
Men's ACC Championships
Mar 1, 2014
3:41.79
ACC Championships (Men's)
Feb 25, 2015
3:41.08
ACC Championships
Feb 27, 2016
3:38.43
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017
3:38.43
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017
400 Medley Relay3:19.17
Christiansburg, Va.
Nov 22, 2014
3:19.38
Christiansburg, Va.
Jan 16, 2016
3:09.01
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017
3:09.01
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017
400 Medley Relay Lead Off49.15
Christiansburg, Va.
Nov 22, 2014
49.89
Knoxville, TN
Nov 22, 2015
46.85
Men's NCAA Championships
Mar 25, 2017
46.85
Men's NCAA Championships
Mar 25, 2017
50 Back24.52
Christiansburg, Va.
Oct 11, 2013
24.52
Christiansburg, Va.
Oct 11, 2013
50 Free21.12
Christiansburg, VA
Feb 5, 2017
21.12
Christiansburg, VA
Feb 5, 2017
500 Free4:47.86
Wilmington, N.C.
Jan 25, 2014
4:38.98
Notre Dame, IN
Nov 8, 2014
4:38.98
Notre Dame, IN
Nov 8, 2014
800 Free Relay6:24.04
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017
6:24.04
Men's ACC Championship
Mar 2, 2017

Updated: July 29, 2017

HONORS
USA Swimming National Team
All-American, 400 IM (2017)
Honorable Mention All-American, 200 Back (2017)
ACC Champion, 400 IM (2017)
All-American Honorable Mention, 400 IM (2016)
All-American Honorable Mention, 200 Back (2016)
ACC Champion, 400 IM (2016)
All-American Honorable Mention, 400 IM (2015)
All-American Honorable Mention, 200 Back (2015)
ACC Champion, 400 IM (2015)

2016-17

NCAA
8. 400 IM (3:41.21)
12. 200 Back (1:40.31)

ACC
1. 400 IM (3:38.43)
4. 200 Back (1:40.88)
6. 200 IM (1:44.63)
8. 400 Medley Relay (3:09.01)

USA Swimming National Team member … ACC Championship record holder in the 400 IM with a time of 3:38.43 at the time of his graduation ... Won his third-consecutive ACC title in the 400 IM … Earned All-American honors after finishing eighth in the 400 IM at the NCAA Championship … Earned Honorable Mention All-American status in the 200 back … First swimmer in program history to win the ACC title in the 400 IM three times … Only the sixth three-time gold medalist in the 400 IM in ACC history … Swam a 3:38.43 in the 400 IM finals, an ACC meet record … Reached the A finals of the 200 IM and 200 back … Placed first in the 400 IM with a 3:52.09 and placed second in the 200 back and 200 IM against Pitt and Notre Dame … Finished second in the 200 IM and 200 back at UVA … Named ACC Swimmer of the Week on October 11 … Took first in the 400 IM, 200 back and 200 IM at the FGCU Swimming Classic.

2015-16

U.S. Olympic Trials
6. 200 backstroke (1:57.48, finals)
13. 400 individual medley (4:20.29, prelims)

NCAA
14. 400 individual medley (3:43.10)
15. 200 backstroke (1:41.34)

ACC
1. 400 individual medley (3:41.08)
5. 200 backstroke (1:41.28)
7. 200 individual medley (1:44.95)
15. 100 backstroke (54.56)

Turned in impressive performances at the ACC Championship, NCAA Championship and U.S. Olympic Trials … Was named an alternate in the 400 meter individual medley and reached the finals of the 200 backstroke at Olympic Trials … Finished sixth overall with a 1:57.48 in the finals of the 200 backstroke … Posted two top 15 times and earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 400 IM and 200 backstroke at NCAA Championships … Set the pool record and finished first in the 400 IM at the ACC Championship with a 3:41.08 … His finals time in the 400 IM also set a program record … Took first in the 100 and 200 backstroke against Penn State … Registered a first place time of 1:48.73 in the 200 backstroke against West Virginia … Part of the 400 IM relay team that timed a 3:20.87 against Queens University … Placed first with a 3:56.41 in the 400 IM against Kentucky and LSU … Took first in the 400 IM and 200 backstroke against rival Virginia and Towson.

2014-15:
NCAAs:

10th - 400 IM (3:42.67)
14th - 200 back (1:41.10)
ACCs:
1st - 400 IM (3:41.79) A
4th - 200 back (1:41.45)
15th - 100 back (48.55)

At the NCAA Championships, led the team in points with two honorable-mention all-America finishes in the 400 IM and the 200 back … At the ACC Championships, earned Tech 70 individual points after swimming an A-cut time for the 400 IM gold and taking fourth and 15th in two other events … Won the 200 IM and earned a third-place finish in the 1000 free against Georgia Tech and UNCW … At No. 21 Virginia, finished second in the 200 back and the 100 back … Finished second in the 400 IM as well as third in the 200 IM and helped the 400 medley relay team and 800 free relay team to a second place finish at the H20kie Fall Invitational … Also finished third in the 200 free and third in the 200 back at the H20kie Fall Invitational … At Notre Dame with Pitt, won the 400 IM and took second in the 200 back … At Duke, finished second in the 1000 free and third in the 500 free … At UNC, won the 200 back in 1:47.02 and placed third in the 100 back … In the Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving Challenge, finished second in the 200 back, fourth in the 400 IM, seventh in the 200 free and helped the 400 medley relay team finish second.

2013-14:
ACCs:

6th - 400 IM (3:47.60)
8th - 200 back (1:44.94)
9th - 1650 free (15:20.26)

Earned All-ACC Academic honors … One of 10 swimmers and three divers who competed at NCAAs … Finished 30th in the 400 IM and 37th in the 200 backstroke at NCAAs … At ACCs, earned 66 team points when he clocked an NCAA “B” cut time of 15:20.26 in the 1650 freestyle to earn ninth place, finished eighth in the 200 backstroke and sixth in the 400 IM … At UNC Wilmington, finished fifth in the 100 backstroke, won the 200 backstroke and took fifth in the 500 freestyle … Against No. 18 Virginia, finished sixth in the 200 backstroke and fifth in the 400 IM … At Tennessee, finished fifth in the 200 backstroke … At the H20kie Fall Invitational, finished third in the 1650 freestyle, sixth in the 200 backstroke, won the 400 IM in 3:55.09 and finished seventh in the 200 IM … At Pittsburgh, placed fifth in the 100 backstroke and second in the 200 backstroke … At Cincinnati, took third in the 1650 freestyle … At Ohio State, finished fourth in the 200 backstroke and third in the 200 IM … Against NC State, placed third in the 200 backstroke … At the VT Swimming Challenge, took third in the 200 backstroke and fifth in the 400 IM.

High School: Two-year letterwinner at Coyle and Cassidy ... Owns school records in 100m back, 200m IM, 200m free and 500m free ... Massachusetts' top-ranked swimmer in the class of 2013 ... 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in 200m back and 400m IM ... Junior National qualifier in 100m back, 200m IM, 200m free and 500m free ... Scholastic All-American in 2012 and 2013 ... NCSA Champion in 200m back, 200m IM and 400m IM.

Personal: Son of Bonnie and Robert D. Owen ... one sister, Kaitlin (21), currently captain of the swim team at Assumption College.

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