Sean Olson
Sean  Olson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Menomonie, Wis.

High School:
Menomonie HS

Position:
Distance


05/31/2012

149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons

05/09/2012

Gopher Seniors Closing Out Their Journey on The Track

Senior class was part of five Big Ten Championships

04/27/2012

4x800 Relay Wins Second Consecutive Title at Drake Relays

Tough conditions on the track not a factor for Gophers' 4x800

04/21/2012

Gophers Leave Iowa With Three Titles

Quentin Mege wins hammer with a new personal best mark

04/18/2012

Gophers Set For a Full Weekend of Action

Mt. Sac Relays and Iowa Musco Twilight headline the weekend

Career Highlights
A member of three NCAA Cross Country Championships lineups.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in four events for the indoor season • season-best 800-meter race was 1:58.12 at the Snowshoe Open • best mile run was at the Iowa State Classic (4:12.76. Outdoor: Competed in a total of five events for the outdoor season • ran a time of 3:48.51 in the 1,500 meters at the Big Ten Championships • finished third in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invite (3:48.90) • led off the 4x1,600-meter relay team that finished third at the Drake Relays • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 SeasonIndoor:competed in the mile run at the Minnesota Open and placed eighth (4:20.71) •competed in the mile run at the Snowshoe Open and finished with a time of 4:31.43•ran at the Bill Bergen Open in the 3,000 meters and finished in ninth (8:26.32)Outdoor:competed at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in 1,500 meters and placed ninth (3:59.74) • competed in at the TomCat Open in the 5,000 meters and placed seventh (15:10.23)

2010 Season: Indoor: Ran in four meets • competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships • won the mile (4:12.09) at the Minnesota Open and Snowshoe Open meets • best time in 3,000 meters was 8:21.94 at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Competed in three meets • ran the 5,000 meters (14:47.62) at the Big Ten meet • top time in 1,500 meters was 3:54.00 at Baldy Castillo Invitational • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season: Indoor: Competed in four meets • ran top 3,000-meter time of 8:27.84 at Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Ran in five meets • competed in the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships • won 1,500 meters at Minnesota Open with season-best time of 3:51.63 • clocked best 5,000m time of 14:27.13 at Sun Angel Classic • Academic All-Big Ten • varsity letterwinner.

2008 Season:
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:
A 2007 graduate of Menomonie High School • coaches were Adam Topper and Craig Olson • placed fourth in the 1,600 meters at the WIAA state meet • Big Rivers conference champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in 2007 • named all-conference four times and all-state once in track and field • holds the school records in the indoor 800 meters, indoor 1,600 meters, and the outdoor 800 meters • lettered four times in track and field • also lettered three times in cross country.

Personal:
Born August 19, 1988 • finance major • parents are Tom and Kristie Olson • enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends.

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