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Petra Olsen

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Malmo, Sweden
  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Malmo, Sweden

Petra Olsen Bio

4x All-American
• Indoor Pole Vault: 2013 Second Team
• Outdoor Pole Vault: 2012 Second Team, 2013 Honorable Mention, 2014 Second Team
2011 SEC All-Freshman
USTFCCCA All-Academic Status
• 2012, 2013, 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
• 2010-11 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2014: Indoors – finished in the top five at each of her five regular season meets, clearing a season-best height of 13[apos]10 ½’ (4.23m) at the Virginia Tech Challenge to finish second…scored for the fourth-straight season at the SEC Indoor Championships, securing eighth place with a height of 13[apos]6 ¼’ (4.12m)…Outdoors – In her first outdoor meet of the season, raised her school record, the Weems Baskin facility record and personal best to 13[apos]11 ¾’ (4.26m) for her first of two wins in the season…finished third at Florida Relays, won the Bill Carson Invitational and finished fourth at Penn Relays with a clearance of13[apos]9 ¼’ (4.20m)…finished seventh at SEC Outdoors (4.00m // 13-01.50)…qualified for her third NCAA Outdoor Championship at NCAA East Preliminaries (4.20m // 13-09.25)…finished 12th at NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field with a vault of 13[apos]3 ½’ (4.05m).

2013: NCAA Indoor and Outdoor participant in the pole vault…Indoors, top pole vaulter on the team…finished in the top nine of all eight events of the indoor slat, including six top-three finishes…cleared 13-07.25 (4.15m) at the Auburn Invitational to take second…set a then-personal record at the Tyson Invitational, clearing a bar of 13-10.50 (4.23m) for third place…won the SEC bronze medal with a clearance of 13-05.25 (4.10m)…went on to the VT Final Qualifier and recorded the second-best indoor vault in school history, clearing 13-11.00 (4.23m)…took ninth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a 13-09.25 (4.20m)…Outdoors, finished in the top-three of her first four events, including a win in her section at the Raleigh Relays with a clearance of 13-03.50 (4.05m)…cleared a season-best 13-06.25 (4.12m) at the Spec Town Relays to take third…scored at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a seventh-place finish on her bar of 12-11.50 (3.95m)…qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the NCAA East Preliminaries…did not record a height at the NCAA Championships.

2012: NCAA Outdoor participant in the pole vault…USTFCCA All- Academic status…Indoors, had a top mark of 13-01.50 (4.00m) at the New Balance Collegiate … finished sixth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 12-11.50 (3.95m) … outdoors, hit a collegiate best 13-04.25 (4.07m) three consecutive weeks to sit third in the Gamecock history books … won the college division at the Penn Relays at the same mark, breaking the college section meet record in the event … placed sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships, also at the same mark … qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing 10th at the NCAA East Preliminary at 13-03.50 (4.05m)…recorded a top mark and school record at NCAA Outdoor Championships, clearing 13-07.25 (4.15m) to claim 12th.

2011: SEC All-Freshman team … indoors, had a top mark of 13-03.50 (4.05m) to finish fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships, tying the school record for top finish by a Gamecock freshman at the conference championships … holds No. 3 mark in Gamecock history … outdoors, missed the regular season due to injury … competed once, taking 14th overall at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 12-02 (3.71m).

HIGH SCHOOL: National Indoor and Outdoor Champion in 2009 … Also National U20 Indoor and Outdoor Champion in 2009 … Personal best of 4.25m (14[apos])…placed third at the 2007 World Youth Championships, eighth at the 2008 World Junior Chamipionships and fifth at the 2009 European Junior Championships.