Kristina Olsen -
Kristina Olsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jackson, Mich.

High School:
Jackson HS

Experience:
3L


AS A JUNIOR (2008)
Ran in all six meets ... recorded two top-10 finishes ... finished fifth at the 4K Belmont Invitational with a time of 15:45.34 ... was the second Blazer to cross the line and placed sixth overall at the 5K Walt Disney World Classic with a personal best time of 17:55.90... placed 14th at the 5K Memphis Twilight out of 275 runners ... finished 28th at the C-USA Championship ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007)
Had a strong sophomore season for the Blazers ... top finish of the season came at the 6K Tiger Twilight Invitational where she brought home third-place honors (22:52.88) ... placed 56th overall in 22:49.30 at the NCAA South Region meet ... brought home a 25th-place performance at the Conference USA Championship, with a time of 19:25.2 ... ran a 18:54 at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 128th ... had the Blazers' second fastest time at the Crimson Classic, finishing 5th overall with a personal-best time of 18:11.70 ... placed 25th at the Belmont Opener with a time of 15:23.39.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006)
Ran in six events during her freshman campaign ... earned a first-place finish at the UAH Invitational by clocking a 5K time of 18:31.1 ... finished fifth at the Great American Festival with a time of 18:56.20 in the 5K race ... earned All-Conference USA honors by placing 14th at the C-USA Championships with a time of 18:37.64 in the 5K, helping UAB to a conference championship ... placed 33rd out of 155 runners at the NCAA South Regional with a mark of 22:19.5 in the 6K.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned numerous accolades in track and cross country during her prep career at Jackson High School ... earned all-state honors and was a state qualifier four years in 3,200-meter run ... member of conference champion 3,200-meter relay team ... garnered all-state recognition on 3,200-meter relay ... holds school record in 3,200 meters and also as a member of 3,200 relay ... in cross country, she earned all-state honors three years and was a state qualifier four years ... was tabbed for first-team all-conference honors four years ... served as team captain.

PERSONAL
Born May 14, 1988... daughter of Carrie Schupbach and Brian Olsen ... majoring in business.

PERSONAL BESTS
4K 15:23.29 (Belmont Invitational - 8/31/07)
5K 17:55.90 (Walt Disney World Classic - 10/11/08)
6K 22:17.00 (NCAA Pre-National Meet - 10/14/06)

 
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