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
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.