Sean Olson  
Sean Olson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Menomonie, Wis.

High School:
Menomonie HS

Experience:
3 Letters


11/18/2011

Minnesota Set for NCAA Championships

Race begins at 11:08 am on Monday

11/04/2011

Gophers Score a Perfect 15 to take Fall Finale

Hilsen wins Fall Finale

11/03/2011

Minnesota to Run at Fall Finale on Friday

Seven members to comepte at Fall Final

10/14/2011

Minnesota Finishes Seventh at Wisconsin adidas Invite

Gophers finish ahead of four higher ranked teams

10/11/2011

Gophers Face Tough Challenge in Madison on Friday

Few men to race at the Jim Drews Invite on Saturday

10/04/2011

G60: Sean Olson

Today's G:60 features senior cross country runner Sean Olson.

2011 Senior Season: Competed in three meets • ran ninth for the Gophers at the Roy Griak Invitational, clocking 26:00.4 • placed 21st overall and ninth on the team with 20:11 at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile

2010 • Junior Season:Academic All-Big Ten honors • member of the Gopher squad who finished 27th at the NCAA championships, where he finished 230th overall (32:58.1) and seventh on the team • raced at the BYU Autumn 4K Race taking 14th overall with a time of 21:02.4 • came in at 25:31.3 (64thoverall) in the Roy Griak Invite • ran at the Pre-NCAA meet finishing 137th overall, with a time of 25:25.0 for the Gophers • took 43rd (24:47.2) at the Big Ten Championships • ran to a 59th place finish at the NCAA Midwest meet, posting a time of 31:29.31 in the 10K race • earned his third letter.

2009 • Sophomore Season:Struggled with a leg injuiry throughout the season • ran in just two races • competed on Gophers' 24th-place NCAA squad • team's seventh runner (32:59.7), 229th overall, at NCAA meet • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2008 • Redshirt Freshman Season:Competed in four meets • traveled as an alternate to NCAA Championships • the Gophers' number-six runner (25:26.3), 31st overall, at the Big Ten Championships • the team's fourth finisher at Pre-NCAA Meet with season-best time of 24:41.2 • varsity letterwinner.

2007 • Freshman Season:Redshirted the season.

On the Track:Will be a junior in 2011 • competed in 5,000 meters at 2010 Big Ten Outdoor meet • two-time varsity letterwinner.

High School:A 2007 graduate of Menomonie High School • high school coaches were Adam Topper and Craig Olson • a two-time all-state honoree • the 2005 Wisconsin Division 1 runner-up (15:49.8) • placed eighth as a senior • was the Big Rivers Conference cross country champion • a two-time all-state performer on the track in 2007 • placed fourth in the 1,600 meters (4:15.65) and seventh in the 3,200 meters (9:26.39).

Personal: Born Aug. 19, 1988 • double majoring in finance and accounting • son of Tom and Kristie Olson • has older brother Ryan • enjoys watching movies.