Track & Field

Ryan Olsen

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Elgin, Ill.

High School:
Burlington Central

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
FR/FR

Ryan Olsen

Head Coach Bert Rogers on Olsen:
"Ryan had a great senior year and ended up as one of the fastest 400 runners in Illinois. Ryan is a very hard worker who is also going to be an Army ROTC cadet. I expect Ryan to round out our excellent class of 400 runners and help bolster the team in that area for his career at MU."

High School: Olsen earned letters in track and field as a junior and senior at Burlington Central High School ... Served as team captain as a senior and earned MVP honors as well in 2013 ... Finished as state runner-up as a senior in the 400-meter dash at the Illinois state championships and held a personal-best time of 48.71 seconds ... Part of a 4x400-meter relay team with the Rockets that earned state runner-up honors in 2012.

Personal: Norland was born in Hoffman Estates, Ill., to Ingrid and Robert Olsen ... Has one older brother, Alexander ... Plans to major in electrical engineering.

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