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Bethany Olson
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jewell, Iowa
High School: South Hamilton
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Olson Photos
Bethany Olson
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 09/23/2009

Awards & Honors:
Academic All-Big 12: First Team (2012, 2011)
Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country First Team (2013)

Personal Records

1000m 3:02.81 2010 Indoor
1500m 4:47.44 2011 Outdoor
Mile 5:10.10 2011 Indoor

3000m

9:55.93 2011 Indoor
3000m-stp 11:12.67 2013 Outdoor
5000m 17:33.01 2011 Outdoor
  17:51.21 2012 Indoor

 

2012-2013: OUTDOOR: Earned fourth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 11:27.50 at the Jim Duncan Invite ... INDOOR: Finished in 13th place in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU Classic with a time of 10:07.90 ... placed 15th in the mile run at the ISU Open with a time of 5:13.24. XC: Earned first team Academic All-Big 12 honors ... finished with a time of 21:58.9 at the Big 12 Championships ... clocked a time of 22:38.8 at the Griak invite finishing in the top 75 runners ... ran a time of 18:46 in the 5,000-meter run at the Cyclone Classic ... clocked a time of 15:11 at the Drake Bulldog Classic.

2011-2012: OUTDOOR: Ran a time of 5:10.01 in the 1,500-meter run at the Kip Janvrin Invite ... clocked a time of 18:26.27 placing sixth in the 5,000-meter run at the Jim Duncan Invite. INDOOR: Competed in the 3000-meter run at the Bill Bergan Invitational ... ran in the mile run at the ISU Open ... ran a personal best 17:51.21 in the 5000-meter run at the ISU Classic. XC: Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors ... finished 57th at the Big 12 Championships ... runner-up at the Drake Fall Classic ... finished ninth at the Iowa Intercollegiate ... competed at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational ... competed at the Roy Griak Invitational.

2010-2011: OUTDOOR: Finished 27th in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championships ... ran a personal best time in the 5,000-meter run (17:33.01) at the Mt. SAC Relays … ran a personal best time in the 1,500-meter run (4:44.79) at the Kip Janvrin Open … competed in the 5,000-meter run at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival. INDOOR: Competed in the mile run at the ISU Open (5:10.10) … competed in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU Classic (9:55.93). XC: Competed at the Pre-Nationals Invitational in the 6,000-meter race (22:01) ... competed in the 6,000-meter race (22:54.80) at the Roy Griak Invitational.

2009-2010: OUTDOOR: Set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run (18:52.09) at the Kip Janvrin Open. INDOOR: Competed in the mile run, setting a personal best (5:13.26) at the ISU Classic … set a personal record in the 800-meter run (2:22.84) at the ISU Open. XC: Running unattached, 20th-place finish at the Iowa Intercollegiate on the ISU 5,000-meter course (19:40).

Before Iowa State: As a senior, member of the fifth-place 4x800-meter relay team and seventh in the DMR 800-meter (2:21)... as a junior, place seventh in the 4x800-meter ... holds personal bests in the 800-meters (2:21), 1,500-meters (5:03) and in the 3,000-meter run (11:18) ... earned all-State accolades three times for track and field...  academic all-State in basketball and volleyball... class of 2009 valedictorian at South Hamilton High School.

Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1991 ... daughter of Rod and Terri Olson ... agriculture business major.

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