Welcome to the Owens Faculty
Our Faculty takes it's name from the American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medallist James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens.
Jesse specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history". His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet has been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport" and has never been equaled.
At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Jesse won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the games and as such has been credited with "single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy."