Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at Macalester's Janis Rider Invitational on Saturday
The Gophers hosted their final indoor meet of the season Saturday at the Minnesota Fieldhouse
Minnesota will celebrate its 2017 seniors during the Parents Day Invite on Saturday
Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
Minnesota competed at the Holst Invitational hosted by Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran one race, placing sixth in the 3,000m in 10:43.88 at the Parents Day Invite.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten • ran five races • recorded a career-best time of 2:21.76 in the 800m at the Holst Invitational • ran season-best times of 4:52.95 in the 1,500m and 10:30.71 in the 3,000m.
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 (2017 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 (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:21.76||Holst Invitational (4/22/17)|
|1,500m||4:47.80||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
|3,000m||10:28.56||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
Gophers Release 2017-18 Schedule
11/20/2017 - W. Track & Field
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team will kick off the 2018 season at the South Dakota State Holiday Invite on Dec. 1.
New Track Facility to Have Big Impact
11/17/2017 - W. Track & Field
Hear from some of the stakeholders, student-athletes and coaches involved as the unveils plans for a new track and field facility coming in Fall 2018.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Samantha Prouty
11/11/2017 - W. Track & Field
Catch up with Gophers redshirt sophomore Samantha Prouty on running and her studies in nutrition.