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 Bjork Olsen
Bjork Olsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Torshavn, Faroe Islands

High School:
Foroya Studentaskoli

Position:
Distance


05/03/2013

Tignor And Lee Selected 2012-13 Outstanding Scholar-Athletes

04/15/2013

Pirates Record Successful Outings at Sea Ray Relays, UNC Invite

ECU has two individual winners at Joe Hilton UNC Invite

04/12/2013

ECU Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Academic Medal

Almost 50 Pirates were honored after earning a 3.75 GPA or higher

05/13/2012

Aliotta Wins Second Career C-USA Shot Put Crown

Pirates Set Two Program Records to Highlight Second Day's Action

01/14/2012

Pirates Post Strong Showing At Virginia Tech Invitational

Two School Records Highlight Meet

2012-13 Track & Field: Did not compete in any indoor events.

2012-13 Cross Country: Was the team's top finisher in six of the seven races...Registered six top-20 finishes including a meet victory...Started season with a runner-up finish at the 5K Seahawk Invitational (18:24.06)...Placed 14th at the 5K Adidas XC Invitational with a 17:49.2...Won the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational (17:44.33)...Ran a season and career-best 17:17.8 in finishing seventh and earning a Conference USA First Team All-Conference selection at the 5K C-USA Championship...Finished seventh in the team's first 6K event of the season in the gold race at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational (21:38.62)...Earned 74th place with a 21:21.8 at the 6K NCAA Pre-National Race...Improved by 17 seconds from her previous best time and 121 places from her 2011 finish (139thh) at the NCAA Southeast Regional in placing 18th and earning Southeast All-Region honors (becoming the second ECU female-athlete to ever reach such status - Brittany Copeland).

2011-12 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor 3,000-meter run and 5,000-meter run...Notched a season-best time of 9:59.91 in the 3,000-meter run at Penn State to place fourth...Recorded a season-best time of 17:12.75 in the 5,000-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational to finish 11th...Ran in the outdoor 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run, 3,000-meter steeplechase, 5,000-meter run, and 10,000-meter run...Recorded a time of 2:29.07 in her only action in the 800-meter at Wake Forest...Placed 12th at Wake Forest in the 1,500-meter run after notching a time of 4:45.09...Finished fourth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:01.90...Registered a time of 17:37.04 in the 5,000-meter run at Princeton...Tallied a season-best time of 36:58.27 in the 10,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays.

2011-12 Cross Country: During second campaign with the program, participated in all seven of the squad's meets and placed in the top 50 five times...Started the year with a 19:52.1 time in the 5K at the Covered Bridge Open to finish 36th...Cut nearly a minute and a half off her time two weeks later at the Wolfpack Invitational, timing out in 18:29.9 to claim 18th...Turned in year's only top-10 performance at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational, taking fourth with a time of 18:44.88...Ran season-best 5K of 18:25.45 at the Greater Louisville Classic to finish 93rd out of 262 participants...During year's first 6K, placed 37th at the Panorama Farms Invitational after clocking in at 23:13.03...Finished 47th at the Conference USA Championship, completing the 5K in 19:02.6...Wrapped up the campaign with a 139th-place showing at the NCAA Southeast Regional, running the 6K in 22:57.5...Made a 51-spot improvement from first regional appearance in 2010.

2010-11 Track & Field: Carried over her success from the cross country season into the indoor track campaign and gained experience in a number of distance events ... Placed seventh overall in the 10,000-meter run at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 38:10.96.

2010-11 Cross Country: Selected as the Pirates' top freshman after running in seven meets with three top-25 finishes...Began the campaign with a 19:36.35 mark in the 5K at the Covered Bridge Open, good for 50th place...Took 21st at the 5K Wolfpack Invitational with a time of 18:46.9...Had highest placement of the season at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational, checking in fifth (18:49.42)...Ran season second-best 5K, 18:34.64, at the Greater Louisville Classic and earned 106th place...Turned in year-best 6K at the Panorama Farms Invitational, finishing in 22:42.86 to claim 18th overall...18:06 time at the C-USA Championship (34th place) was a personal-best 5K...Came in 190th at the 6K NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 23:41.1.

High School: At the 2010 Danish Junior Indoor Championships, won the 1,500 and 3,000-meter races after previously taking the 1,500 (2009) and 3,000 (2008)...During the 2008 and 2010 Danish Junior Outdoor Championships, claimed the 3,000-meter title...Won the gold medal in the 1,500 meters at the 2010 Reykjavik International Games...Named a Faroese Champion.

Personal: Born Bjork Herup Olsen...Daughter of Josvein and Sunneva Olsen...Majoring in biology...Hobbies include skiing, handball and soccer...Earned selections on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in cross country in 2010 and 2011...Was a C-USA Academic Medal Winner (3.75 GPA) in cross country during the 2010 and 2011 seasons...Named to the Conference All-Academic Team in 2012.