Cowans anchors UL’s 4×100 relay to bronze at Battle on the Bayou

The most decorated female athlete in Jonesboro-Hodge High School history is fast on her way to making a name for herself at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.  After a freshmen season where she competed in sprints and jumps, Kaprecia “Shy” Cowans has expanded her role on the track team this spring to include running relays which has brought impressive results. 

This was demonstrated on April 3rd at the prestigious LSU Invitational “Battle on the Bayou” held at the Bernie Moore Stadium, where during her high school career she was an eight time state champion. Running the anchor leg on the University of Louisiana’s 4×100 relay team she sprinted to a third place finish coming in behind only the vaunted LSU squad and a foursome of LSU Olympians. 

During her two year career at U of L, “Shy” has become the most versatile member of the program having competed in the triple jump, long jump, 100 and 200 meters and now on the 4×100 relay team. 

The vivacious daughter of Bi’Ketria’ Brown and Xavier Cowans is the JHHS school record holder in the 100 meters (12.19), 200 meters (24.77), long jump (18′ 8.25″) and triple jump (38′ 11.5″). While at UL she had compiled personal bests of 35′ 10″ in the triple jump and 18′ 5.75″ in the long jump and in the 100 and 200 meters she has clocked 12.31 and 25.62 respectively. 



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