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Latrobe’s Owens to swim at Cal (Pa.)

Rege Behe
| Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:00 p.m
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Latrobe's Karley Owens

Latrobe senior Karley Owens expects her versatility to help her as a member of the Cal (Pa.) women’s swimming team next season.

Owens, who signed a letter of intent to the Vulcans, has been a WPIAL Class AAA finalist in the girls 200-yard individual medley event, in which all four swimming strokes are used.

“She’s multi-talented, (which will help us) in a lot of dual meets where we need (swimmers),” Cal (Pa.) coach Ed Denny said.

Latrobe coach Grey Arrigonie expects Owens to thrive in college swimming, whose meets have more events than high school swimming.

“Karley is able to compete in any event, (which) will be a huge help to her team,” he said.

Owens placed 11th in the girls 200 individual medley and 17th in the girls 100 backstroke at the WPIAL championship meet last season.

She also competed in the girls 200 medley relay.

Owens, 18, of Youngstown said academics were a factor in her decision to join the Vulcans.

She hopes to become a teacher and said Cal (Pa.) has programs in early childhood development and special education that interest her.

Owens, whose father is a Cal (Pa.) graduate, said she also considered IUP, Clarion and Shippensburg.

“I hope to continue my success in the classroom as well as contribute to the team and improve my swimming abilities,” she said.

Cal (Pa.), which is in NCAA Division II, placed eighth of 13 teams at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship last season, achieving the best finish of the women’s-only programs for the 11th time in 13 years.

Owens will be the second member of her family to swim for a college.

Her sister, Kayla, is a sophomore on the Duquesne University women’s team who also competes in individual medley and breaststroke events.

Karen Kadilak is a freelance writer.

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