Cross Country


AS A SOPHOMORE: One of the cross country team?s top runners in 1998 ... had two top-15 finishes to start the year at the Wolf & Kettle Invitational (15th) and the National Catholic Championships (13th) ... fourth Notre Dame runner to finish at the Wolverine Interregional, placing 49th overall ... competed at both the BIG EAST and district championships to earn a monogram ... team?s number- four runner at the BIG EAST meet with a 42nd-place finish and team?s fifth runner at the district meet with a 38th ... competed in the 800 and the mile run during the indoor season ... best 800 time of 2:19.04 came against Indiana where she placed fourth ... finished second against Indiana in the mile, while she ran her career-best mile run time of 5:00.39 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... competed in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races during the outdoor season ... ran the 3,000 in 10:18.64 at the Spring Opener to gain third-place honors ... competed in the 1,500 at the BIG EAST championships where she ran her career-best time of 4:39.17 en route to a seventh place.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in four cross country meets in ?97 ... finished 14th at the season-opening Scarlet/Gray Invitational ... opened indoor career with a win at the Purdue Open in the mile with a time of 5:19.65 ... had two top-five finishes at the tri-meet in Indiana and at the Meyo Invitational ... placed 11th at the BIG EAST championships in the mile ... ran the 1,500 meters in the BIG EAST championships in a season-best 4:42 ... finished the year with a 4:45.27 in the 1,500 meters at Michigan State.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: State champion as a junior in the 4x800 meter relay ... cross country team was the Section 6AA champion ... earned all-state honors in track three times and in cross country once ... compiled nine varsity letters in all, four in track, three in cross country and two in nordic skiing ... team MVP in both track and cross country ... was her school?s 1997 Athena Award winner, which is given to 52 girls from high schools in the greater Minneapolis area ... went to the same high school as current Irish star JoAnna Deeter ... Dean?s List student at Notre Dame ... born August 11, 1979, in Eden Prairie, Minn. ... majoring in pre-professional studies in the College of Science.

Erin Olson
Erin  Olson


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie



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