Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
Minnesota competed at the Holst Invitational hosted by Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday
Anne Ferguson, Devin Stanford, Agnes Esser and Audra Winter won events for Minnesota
Erin Hawkins ran a career-best 24.14 in the 200m to move into second among all-time Gopher sprinters
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran five races with appearances in the 1,000m, mile, 3,000m, and 4x400m relay • placed fifth in the 1,000m in a career-best 3:06.34 at the St. Thomas Showcase • ran a career-best 5:26.99 in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic • placed 10th in the 3,000m in a season-best 10:53.17 at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races • ran a career-best 4:47.80 in the 1,500m at the Tommie Twilight • ran a career-best 10:28.56 in the 3,000m to place eighth at the Janis Rider Invitational.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran four races with two appearances in the mile and two in the 3,000m • placed 10th in the mile in a career-best 5:28.15 at the St. Thomas Showcase • finished ninth in the 3,000m in a career-best 10:39.71 at the Parents Day Invite.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran one race, recording a time of 5:12.98 in the 1,500m at the Eagle Open.
2014 Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Apple Valley High School • high school coach was Heather Kampf • competed in the South Suburban Conference, earning all-conference in cross country and all-conference honorable mention in track as a senior • three-year letterwinner in cross country and track • earned Apple Valley's 2013 Student-Athlete of the Year Award • four-year honor roll member • graduated in the top 5% of her class.
Personal: Born May 26, 1995 • majoring in mathematics with a Spanish minor • daughter of Mark and Lisa Ollila • has a younger sister, Natalie • enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and volunteering.
|Ollila's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,000m||3:06.34||St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)|
|Mile||5:26.99||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30/16)|
|3,000m||10:39.71||Parents Day Invite (2/21/15)|
|Ollila's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:47.80||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
|3,000m||10:28.56||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.