Josh Olsen
Josh Olsen
Year: Senior
Hometown: Thomaston, Conn.
High School: Thomaston



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2011-12: All-Patriot League First Team for cross country and All-Patriot League Second Team for indoor track … led the team with a 59th-place finish (25:16) at the Paul Short Invitational …  placed second at the Patriot League Cross Country Championship with a time of 25:12.80 … scored points for American with a team-best 28th place finish in a time of 31:18.5 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals … took second in the indoor 3,000 meter run at the Navy Invitational … tallied a second place finish in the indoor mile at the Maryland Invitational … won the indoor mile at the George Mason Patriot Games with a personal-best time of 4:14.76 … posted a fifth place finish in the 5,000 meter championship at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational placed second in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 14:25.72, also coming in sixth in the 3,000 meter run at the Patriot League Indoor Championship ... registered a personal-best 3:54.16 in the outdoor 1,500 meter run to place third at the Navy Invitational Duals … won the outdoor 5,000 meter run with the 10th fastest time in program history (14:22.60) at the Bison Outdoor Classic … posted the second fastest time at American (30:34.20) in the 10,000 meter run with his third place finish at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in the spring.

2010-11: Ran a season-best 8k time of 25:24.13 for a 22nd-place finish at the Navy Invitational … finished fifth at the Leopard Invitational with a 26:02.30 … placed 17th at the Patriot League Cross Country Championship with a 25:36.00 … scored points for AU at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet with a 62nd-place finish and 10k time of 31:56 … ran a career-best time of 8:19.59 in the indoor 3000 meter to place third at the 2011 New Balance Collegiate Invitational … took fourth place and set the third-fastest indoor 5000 meter time in program history with a 14:24.51 at the Patriot League Indoor Championships … placed second at the Maryland Invitational with a career-best outdoor 1500 meter time of 3:55.83 … finished first at the MSU Legacy meet with an outdoor 1500 meter time of 3:59.84 … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester.

2009-10: Opened the cross country season with a first place performance at the Mount St. Mary’s Duals in a time of 15:42.52 ... placed 23rd at the Patriot League Cross Country Championship … won the 3000 meter at the GMU Patriot Games, setting a personal-best time of 8:26.45 … set a new personal record in the 5000 meter at the Patriot League  Indoor Championships with a time of 14:42.11, the eighth-fastest time in program history … posted the seventh-fastest time in program history in the 3000 meter at the Maryland Outdoor Invitational, finishing in 8:27.28 ... set a personal-record time of 3:57.14 in the 1500 meter run at the Navy Invitational … posted a personal best in the 5000 meter at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet with a time of 14:39.79 … placed third in the 10,000 meter at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships with a time of 32:16.14.

2008-09: Selected as the rookie of the week after recording a time of 16:29.24 in the 5k at the Mount St. Mary's meet, the second fastest time posted by a freshman in the meet  ... ran a personal best in the 8k with a time 25.20 at the Leopard Invitational ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

High School: Ran four years of XC and track at Thomaston High School ... was a five-time Connecticut Class S State Champion in XC and track ... was named All-New England in XC as a senior ... school record holder in the 3000 ... earned 11 varsity letters ... was also a member of student council and National Honor Society.


Personal Records

Track
Indoor Mile: 4:14.76
Indoor 3000: 8:19.59
Indoor 5000: 14:24.51
Outdoor 1500: 3:54.16
Outdoor 3000: 8:27.28
Outdoor 5000: 14:22.60
Outdoor 10000: 30:34.02

Cross Country
5k: 15:34.00
8k: 25.12.80
10k: 31:18.50