Kiera Olson
Kiera Olson
Height: 5-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Harmony, Minn.
High School: Fillmore Central
Major: Chemical Engineering & Physics

2019 (Junior): Was among the team’s top-six finishers in all seven races she competed in during the year, and placed in the team’s top-three five times… Placed 70th overall and fifth among CWRU runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships on November 16… Was the team’s third finisher and placed 76th overall at the UAA Championships on November 2… Recorded her season-best 6K time at the Inter-Regional Rumble on October 19, crossing the line in a time of 22:46.6… Was second Spartan to finish, and the ninth Division III runner, at the All-Ohio Championships on September 28… Received UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Classic Stampede 4K 50 15:49.7 11 6
Sep. 7 Knight Invite 6K 200 23:12.4 39 3
Sep. 28 All-Ohio Championships 6K 282 (125 D3) 23:44.7 47 (9 D3) 2
Oct. 5 Live in Lou Classic 6K  No individual results (course error) 3
Oct. 19 Inter-Regional Rumble 6K 283 22:46.6 43 3
Nov. 2 UAA Championships 6K 76 23:19.8 42 3
Nov. 16 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K 233 23:05.3 70 5


2018 (Sophomore): Was the Spartans’ second finisher in each of the team’s six varsity races this season… Finished 43rd overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Championships… Was 35th at the UAA Championships… Notched her season-best 6K time at the Inter-Regional Rumble, breaking the 23-minute mark for the first time in her career, crossing the finish line at 22:51.6… Placed 13th among all Division III competitors at the All-Ohio Championships… Was the third overall finisher at the Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede… Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede 4K 37 16:01.7 3 2
Sep.15 Allegheny Classic 3M 121 18:55.0 8 2
Sep. 29 All-Ohio Championships 6K 307 (142 D3) 23:12.8 65 (13 D3) 2
Oct. 13 Inter-Regional Rumble 6K 313 22:51.6 15 2
Oct. 28 UAA Championships 6K 79 23:29.6 35 2
Nov. 10 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K 240 23:11.8 43 2


2017 (Freshman): Competed in three races as a freshman… Was the team’s seventh finisher at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational, recording a season-best 6K time of 24:25.5 and placing 67th overall.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 4K/16:14.5/15th place (Team Finish: 7th)
  • OWU Invitational: 6K/24:25.5/67th place (Team Finish: 7th)
  • All-Ohio Open Race: 6K/25:05.8/45th place (Team Finish: 3rd)

Personal: Competed for Fillmore Central High School, serving as a captain for both the cross country and track and field teams... Coached by Ellen Cullen and Lori Anderson... Won multiple conference and section championships as a member of the team... Minnesota State Wendy's High School Heisman Female Award winner in 2016... All-State for track from 2015-17... All-conference for cross country in 2015 and 2016 and for track from 2013-17... Academic All-State and Conference honoree... National Honor Society member... Born July 23... Daughter of Erik and Renee.