AS A JUNIOR (2009)
INDOOR: Ran to a seventh-place finish in the 5,000m with a then personal-best time of 18:20.96 at the Houston Opener ... placed eighth in the 3,000m with a time of 10:33.00 ... timed 11:06.91 in the 3,000m and 19:14.07 in the 5,000m at the C-USA Championships. OUTDOOR: Ran the 5,000m in 19:26.67 to finish in 18th place at the War Eagle Invitational.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008)
INDOOR: Won the 3,000m at the Niswonger Invitational in a time of 10:38.37 ... took fifth place in the 3,000m at the Clemson Opener. OUTDOOR: Redshirted.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007)
INDOOR: Broke the UAB freshman records for the 5,000 and 10,000m runs ... won the 5,000m at the LSU Relays and also posted a school freshman record time of 17:56.60 in the event ... set the 10,000m mark at the Austin Peay Spring Fling, placing third and finishing with a time of 37:35.46 ... placed second in the mile run (5:10.86) at the LSU Twilight Meet. OUTDOOR: Finished eighth in the 5,000m at the Niswonger Invitational ... finished eighth in 10,000m and 20th in the 5,000m at the C-USA Outdoor Championship.
Attended Jackson High School in Jackson, Mich. ... earned all-state honors and was a state qualifier four years in 3,200m run ... member of conference champion 3,200m relay team ... garnered all-state recognition on 3,200m relay ... holds school record in 3,200m and also as a member of 3,200m relay ... in cross country, she earned all-state honors three years and was a state qualifier four years ... tabbed for first-team all-conference honors four years ... served as team captain.
Full name is Kristina Cole Olsen ... born May 14, 1988 at Jackson, Mich. ... daughter of Carrie Schupbach and Brian Olsen ... has a younger sister, Hanna ... graduated from UAB in 2010 with a degree in business.