Senior Josh Olsen was named the AU Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday. The senior posted the second fastest time in the program history for the 10,000 meter run at the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend.
Olsen’s time of 30:24.02 was a personal best and IC4A qualifying time. His mark bested one set by Matt Seymour ’04 at the 2004 Patriot League Championships by over 17 seconds. The Thomaston, Conn. native registered three top-10 finishes during the outdoor season, including winning the 5,000 meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a personal best and IC4A qualifying time of 14:22.60. The time was also the 10th fastest in program history.
Olsen owns three top-10 times at American for outdoor track in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs. Earlier this year he earned All-Patriot League First Team honors in cross country and All-Patriot League Second Team recognition in indoor track.