Connor Olson
Connor  Olson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata


09/06/2017

Gophers Host Oz Memorial on Friday Night

The women's six-kilometer race opens the competition at 6:30 p.m. CT with the men's four-mile race scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT.

09/02/2017

`U' Finishes Second at IU Open

Behind top-10 performances from Charlie Lawrence, Evan Ferlic and Connor Olson, the Maroon & Gold totaled 50 points in the eight-kilometer race.

11/11/2016

Ali, Lawrence Repeat All-Region Honors

The Maroon & Gold combined for 205 points at Friday’s 10-kilometer race in Iowa City, Iowa.

11/09/2016

Minnesota Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

The women's six-kilometer race is slated for 11 a.m. CT with the men's 10-kilometer competition following at noon.

10/30/2016

Three Gophers Earn All-B1G Honors

The Maroon & Gold finished fourth at the Big Ten championships, totaling 119 points behind three All-Big Ten runners.

09/24/2016

Roy Griak Invite

2016 Griak CC Race

09/29/2015

Connor Olson Photo Gallery

Connor Olson Photo Gallery

PRONUNCIATION:



GOPHERS CAREER
• Second Team All-Big Ten (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
• Letter Winner (2016) 
 

CAREER WINS
• 2015 Fall Finale (8K, unattached)

2016 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Second Team All-Big Ten • competed in five meets, factoring into the team score four times • opened the year with a 10th-place finish at the four-mile Oz Memorial (20:22.2) • finished 134th at the eight-kilometer Roy Griak Invitational (26:54.7) • came in 103rd at the eight-kilometer Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational (25:02.9) • placed 14th at the eight-kilometer Big Ten Championships (24:59.1), earning Second Team All-Big Ten • made his NCAA debut with a 29th-place performance at the 10-kilometer NCAA Midwest Regional (30:58.0) • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter. 

2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2015 cross country season while running in three meets as an unattached competitor • opened the year with a seventh-place showing at the Oz Memorial, clocking a 19:13.0 • placed 81st at the Griak Invitational with a time of 26:29.1 • won the Fall Finale to close out the season and give Minnesota its fourth-straight individual title at the meet • paced the race at 24:59. 

HIGH SCHOOL

Graduated from Wayzata High School in 2015 • the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Gatorade Minnesota Cross Country Runner of the Year • a two-time high school All-American • helped Wayzata win back-to-back MSHSL Class 2A state cross country championships in his final two years as a prep • also claimed the 2014 individual state cross country title as a senior after finishing second as a junior and fifth as a sophomore • his senior performance at the state meet paced Wayzata to a school record 47 points • an eight-time all-state honoree (four cross country, four track) • six-time all-conference honoree (five cross country, one track) • won back-to-back Lake Conference cross country titles as a junior and as a senior • also posted four top-10 finishes at the state track & field meet • set two school records • ran for Bill Miles and Eric Jahn among others as a prep • previously competed at Maple Grove High School • earned a total of 12 letters (six cross country, six track) • closed out his prep cross country career by helping Wayzata to a runner-up finish at Nike Cross Nationals.

PERSONAL
Born July 31, 1996 • native of Maple Grove, Minn. • son of Anthony and Sue Olson • has one brother, Tyler • mother and father both ran track and cross country at St. Cloud State • brother ran track and cross country at UW-Eau Claire • lists finishing second as a team at Nike Cross Nationals as his most memorable sports experience.

Olson's Career Bests
10K 30:58.0 NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 11, 2016)
8K 24:59 (UA) Fall Finale (Nov. 6, 2015)
6K 19:13.0 (UA) Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)
Finish 1st (UA) Fall Finale (Nov. 6, 2015)

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