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  Heather Olson
Heather Olson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grayslake, Ill.

High School:
Warren Township HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Distance

Experience:
2L


04/09/2014

Harmath and Murphy Take Top Honors at Night of the Owl

Rice Recognized Its Own on Wednesday Evening

04/09/2014

Harmath and Murphy Take Top Honors at Night of the Owl

Rice Recognized Its Own on Wednesday Evening

05/29/2013

Madanay & Olson Named C-USA All-Academic

First Selection For Olson, Madanay Completes Cross Country/Track Double

05/25/2013

Robinson, Johnson & Olson Compete at NCAA Championships

Uke Competes Saturday

05/16/2013

Five Women's Track Athletes Qualify For NCAA Championships

Johnson, Olson, Robinson, Thompson and Uke headed to NCAAs

AT MAJOR MEETS
2009 C-USA Cross Country 8th, 18:40.6
2010 C-USA Indoor 7th, 800m, 2:15.48
2010 C-USA Indoor 10th, mile, 5:02.52
2010 C-USA Outdoor 4th, 1500m, 4:25.93
2010 C-USA Outdoor 16th, 5000m, 17:37.16
2010 NCAA West Region 19th, 1500m, 4:29.55

2010 C-USA Cross Country 32nd, 18:03
2011 C-USA Indoor 12th, mile, 5:06.44
2011 C-USA Outdoor 3rd, 3000m steeplechase, 10:37.86
2011 NCAA West 40th, 3000m steeplechase, 10:46.74

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor

800m - 2:14.41, 2011 Leonard Hilton Invitational
Mile - 4:57.42, 2010 Texas A&M Challenge

Outdoor 800m - 2:24.30, 2010 Rice Field & Track Meet
1500m - 4:24.29, 2010 NCAA West Region prelim
3000m steeplechase - 10:37.86, 2011 C-USA Outdoor

2011-12
Cross Country:
Placed 40th at the Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational with a time of 15:35... Placed 128th with a time of 18:28 at Notre Dame Invitational... Time of 24:47 (269th) at Pre-National Invitational... Seventh in mile to lead Rice (5:00.32) at Texas A&M Invitational.

Indoor: Placed sixth in 800m (2:23.07) at Leonard Hilton Invitational.

2010-11
Cross Country:
Seventh at Rice Invitational (14:52) and seventh at HBU/Puma Invitational (14:28)... Finished 99th at Roy Griak Invitational (22:52)... 228 at Pre-National Invitational (23:06.1)... Placed 32nd at C-USA Championship with a time of 17:45.

Indoor: Placed ninth in the mile (5:11.54) at Howie Ryan All-Comers... Placed 12th in mile with season-best time of 5:06.44 at C-USA Indoor and 2:15.49 time in 800m prelim.

Outdoor: Finished fifth in 1500m (4:42.16) at Victor Lopez Classic... First in 1500m (4:39.39) at SFA Alumni Invitational and fifth in 800m (2:28.24)... 1500m time of 4:42.21 at Mt. SAC Relays... 10th in 1500m (4:45.69) at J.Fred Duckett Twilight... Placed third in 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:37.86 at C-USA Outdoor... Time of 10:46.74 in 3000m steeplechase at NCAA West Preliminary Round (40th).

2009-10
All-Conference USA Cross Country Second Team
Cross Country:
Third at the Texas A&M Invitational with a time of 17:00.5... 96th at Notre Dame Invitational (18:08) and 94th at Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind. (22:01.6)... Placed eighth at Conference USA Championship with a time of 18:40.6 to earn All-C-USA Second Team.

Indoor: Placed seventh in the 800m (2:15.48) and 10th in the mile at C-USA Indoor with a time of 5:02.52... 11th in the mile at Houston Indoor Invitational (5:16.96) and eighth in the mile at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (5:10.16)... Ran season-best time in the mile (4:57.42) at Texas A&M Challenge.

Outdoor: Placed second in 1500m (4:31.56) at Duckett/Rice Twilight... Third in 800m (2:24.30) at Rice Field & Track Meet... Led Rice with a fourth place in the 1500m (4:25.93) at C-USA Outdoor and 16th in 5000m (17:37.16)... Posted season-best time of 4:24.29 in 1500m prelim (15th) at NCAA West Region and then 4:29.55 in semi-final (19th).

HIGH SCHOOL
2009 graduate of Warren Township High School... Competed for coaches Cheryl Anderson and Ryan Dunn... State finalist in 1600m all four years placing fourth, sixth, fourth, and fourth... All-state cross country as a sophomore (17th) and junior (7th)... Cross country sectional champion as a junior and senior... Member of state champion 4x800m relay team senior year... Holds school records in 800m, 1600m, 3200m, and cross country course record-holder... Team won cross country regional her sophomore year and track and field squad captured conference title her senior season... National Merit finalist... Salutatorian... All-state academic team... Member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Full name: Heather Olson... Born: April 23, 1991 in Round Rock, Texas... Parents: Steve and Heide Olson (one brother)... College: Wiess.

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