Abel Owusu
Abel Owusu
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr
Hometown: Stafford, Va.
High School: North Stafford
Position: Throws
Events: Throws
Major: Individualized Studies

- “I made Virginia Wesleyan my top choice because of its close proximity to home and its small class size for a better learning experience.”
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Lynchburg College, Virginia State, Bowie, UMBC, and Hampden-Sydney College

Top Performances

YearSportShot PutDiscusHammerWeight ThrowJavelin
2017 Outdoor 12.81m 35.07m 20.31m -- -- 27.35m
2017 Indoor 12.57m -- -- -- -- 9.14m -- --

Meet Results

DateMeetEventMarkPlace
Apr 21–22, 2017 ODAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 12.81m (42' 0.5") 9
Apr 21–22, 2017 ODAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Hammer NP (NP)  
Apr 21–22, 2017 ODAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Discus 28.89m (94' 9") 11
Apr 14–15, 2017 New Captains Classic & Combined Events Shot Put 12.21m (40' 0.75") 11
Apr 14–15, 2017 New Captains Classic & Combined Events Discus 32.93m (108' 0") 15
Apr 7–8, 2017 2017 Liberty Collegiate Invite Discus 35.07m (115' 1") 10
Apr 7–8, 2017 2017 Liberty Collegiate Invite JT 26.52m (87' 0") 23
Apr 7–8, 2017 2017 Liberty Collegiate Invite Shot Put 10.95m (35' 11.25") 13
Mar 31–Apr 1, 2017 Battleground Relays JT 25.17m (82' 7") 9
Mar 31–Apr 1, 2017 Battleground Relays Discus 30.74m (100' 10") 14
Mar 31–Apr 1, 2017 Battleground Relays Hammer NP (NP)  
Mar 31–Apr 1, 2017 Battleground Relays Shot Put 10.60m (34' 9.5") 17
Mar 25, 2017 Commonwealth Duals JT 27.35m (89' 9") 7
Mar 25, 2017 Commonwealth Duals Hammer 20.31m (66' 8") 5
Mar 25, 2017 Commonwealth Duals Shot Put 11.26m (36' 11.5") 3
Mar 25, 2017 Commonwealth Duals Discus 30.96m (101' 7") 4
Feb 26, 2017 ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships WT 9.14m (30' 0") 19
Feb 26, 2017 ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships Shot Put 11.78m (38' 7.75") 13
Feb 17, 2017 Artie O'Connor Invitational WT 9.10m (29' 10.25") 16
Feb 17, 2017 Artie O'Connor Invitational Shot Put 12.46m (40' 10.5") 6
Feb 4, 2017 Vince Brown Invitational Shot Put 12.57m (41' 3") 12
Feb 4, 2017 Vince Brown Invitational WT 6.95m (22' 9.75") 24
Jan 20, 2017 Captains Invitational & Combined Events Shot Put 11.36m (37' 3.25")  
Jan 20, 2017 Captains Invitational & Combined Events WT 8.11m (26' 7.25")  
Jan 13, 2017 CNU Quadrangular WT 6.79m (22' 3.5") 12
Jan 13, 2017 CNU Quadrangular Shot Put 10.84m (35' 6.75") 9
Dec 4, 2016 CNU Holiday Open Shot Put 9.70m (31' 10") 25

Freshman (2016-17): (Indoor) Participated in the shot put and weight throw in the indoor season… Finished sixth in the shot put at the Artie O’Connor Invitational… Set a season best of 30’ 0” in the weight throw at the ODAC Championship… (Outdoor) Competed in the shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin in the spring… Set season bests in the hammer (66’ 8”) and javelin (89’ 9”) at the Commonwealth Duals… Finished ninth in the shot put at the ODAC Championship with a distance of 42’ 0.5”.

Before VWU: Named a two-time all-state, six-time all-region, and seven-time all-conference selection at North Stafford High School… Participated in two different Junior Olympics… Played football at North Stafford… Participated in the marching band and percussion ensemble.

Personal: Son of Joyce and Stafford Owusu… Has two siblings, Agnes and Destiny.

Get to Know Abel

- Enjoys playing different sports with friends at the park and playing video games
- Fan of track and field athlete Lolo Jones and the Philadelphia Eagles
- Favorites include the movie “Interstellar”

  • Self-description in 10 words or less: “Straight to the point but loves to have fun”
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: “being the best you can possibly be”
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period, it would be: “Kevin Hart, because I love to laugh and live in an exciting lifestyle”
  • People might be surprised to know: “I love games and anime”
  • It’s the year 2030 and I am…: “starting a family while trying to further my career”