Mara Olson
Mara Olson
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
High School: St. Louis Park

2011:  Second team All-Horizon League...came in 11th overall at the league championship with a time of 19:45.7...finished 58th at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (21:56.10)...came in 34th at the Bradley Classic (22:20.04)...ran a time of 18:27 to place 14th at the Indiana Intercollegiates 5k...finished first at the Illini Challenge (14:45).

Background: Earned all-state honors in cross country, soccer, and basketball...ranked No. 1 academically in her high school class...six-time state medalist in track...Minnesota state 2A champion in the 1600 meter run in 2008...finished fourth in the 1 mile run at the state meet recording a personal best time of 5:00.07...placed second at the state finals in the 3200 meter run on two separate occasions...recipient of the 2010-11 St. Louis Park Athena Award, given to the school's top female athlete.