On the smooth track

For Grambling State University junior Kameron Cowan running track has been a part of her life since the eighth grade. From then to now, Cowan has crafted his skills allowing himself to compete in the 60 meter dash, 100-m dash and the 200-m dash.

“My best event is the 200-m dash,” Cowan, a criminal justice major, said. “I love coming of the curve, then having a strong finish towards the end.”

Cowan finished strong during the J.D. Martin Invitational in Norman, OK winning both the 60-m dash and 200-m dash. Last season, Cowan placed third in the 200-m dash in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Cowan exceptions are high for the indoor and outdoor track season.

“My goals for this upcoming track season is to become the fastest in the SWAC for this indoor season,” he said.  “For outdoor, I want to finish in first place in the 100-m dash running 9.99 seconds. Also, in the 200-m dash, I want to run under 20 seconds and win the SWAC.”

Cowan wants his team to take back what is theirs, the SWAC championship, in both indoor and outdoor. Grambling’s track team last hoisted the indoor track title in 2011-2012.

For Cowan, running track is a soothing reminder of what makes him calm. The intensity of track pushes Cowan to compete at the highest levels. Running has been a comfort zone and hobby that allows him to do something he loves.

“I think nobody can take me out my comfort zone,” Cowan said. “I love the intensity of track.”

This season Cowan wants to take the SWAC by storm. He wants to run his way right into regionals and nationals by competing top of his top speed and condition. 

Cowan started running track at Saint Anthony a private school located in Southern Dallas. Despite winning very few awards in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and high school, he found himself running track for the Tigers as freshman. 

Besides running track, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family and helping others.