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
Bjork Olsen leads women; Jakub Trzasalski leads men
Women's Race at 10:15 a.m.; Men's Race at 10:45 a.m.
2012: Competed in all seven meets and finished with a pair of top-20 rankings ... Started season and finished 11th at the 5K Seahawk Invitational (19:12.76) ... Earned 25th place and improved her time by 13 seconds at the 5K Adidas XC Invitational (18:59.6) ... Had her highest finish of the season, seventh, and improved her time by nearly 15 seconds at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational (18:45.34) ... Ran her best 5K time of the season and career in placing 31st at the 5K Conference USA Championship (18:11.2) ... Had a 23:17.63 in the gold race of the 6K Charlotte Cross Country Invitational to earn 74th place ... Improved her time by nearly 51 seconds to a 22:26.8 at 6K NCAA Pre-National ... Moved up to 56th place and improved her time again by 33 seconds at the 6K NCAA Southeast Regional (21:53.91).
2011:Did not participate in any meets.
2010:Ran in the first two meets of the season, both 5K events ... Finished the Covered Bridge Open in 21:28.6, good for 106th place ... Turned in 20:55.3 time, and highest placement, 52nd, at the Wolfpack Invitational.
High School: Four-time team most valuable player for cross country and track ... As a senior, received the Delaware Women's Alliance for Sport and Fitness Athlete of Promise Award and Most Distinguished Female Athlete Award by the United States Marine Corps ... Three-time all-Blue Hen Conference cross country honoree, with the only non-selection being junior season that was missed due to injury ... All-county selection during final campaign ... Placed 11th at the state cross country meet as a senior ... In last track season, after winning conference and New Castle County titles in the 800 meters, took third in the 1,600 meters, fourth in the 800 meters and anchored 4x800-meter relay team to a fourth-place finish at the state meet ... As a junior, took second in the 800 meters and fourth in the 1,600 meters at the Blue Hen Conference Championship ... Captain of the cross country and outdoor track squads during junior and senior seasons and led indoor track team as a senior ... Earned four letters in cross country and outdoor track as well as two in indoor track and swimming.
Personal: Intended academic major is undecided ... Full name is Olivia Marley Slate ... Daughter of Ed and Leslie Slate ... Named to the Academic All-Blue Hen Conference Team and received the Delaware Scholar-Athlete Award ... Brother Christopher runs the 800 meters for Clemson's track team ... Cousin Nick Mangum ran distance for N.C. State ... Cousin Amy Oppermann ran distance for the University of Delaware and was selected as the female athlete-of-the-year.