Honor Is First In Junior's Career
Junior Bjork Olsen an NCAA All-Southeast Region Selection
Nine ECU Cross Country Members Are Going To Charlotte
Bjork Olsen and Chelsea Hollingsworth earn All-League Honors
2012: 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 (139th) 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: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: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: Intended academic major is biology ... Full name is Bjork Herup Olsen ... Daughter of Josvein and Sunneva Olsen ... Hobbies include skiing, handball and soccer.