Shawn Olmstead
Shawn Olmstead
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Buford, Ga.
High School: Flowery Branch
Major: Exercise Science

Awards/Honors

  • 2017 All-Peach Belt Conference [finished 12th]
  • 2017 VSU Border Clash Champion
  • 2017 PBC Runner of the Week [9/6]
  • 2017 Winthrop/Adidas Invitational Runner-Up
  • 2017 PBC All-Academic Team
  • 2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
  • 2017-18 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award
  • 2017-18 PBC Gold Scholar
  • 2016-17 PBC Gold Scholar
  • 2017: had four top-20 finishes
  • Had one top-20 finish in 2016, taking 15th at the Bobcat Invitational

At Georgia College

Major: Exercise Science

Minor: Community Health

High School:

  • Flowery Branch
  • Head coach Jimmy Sorrells
  • Personal best 5K: 16:48
  • Cross Country State finish: 17th
  • Also lettered in Track
  • Scholared Athlete
  • 9:55 in 3200m, 4:26 in 1600m, 1:58 in 800m
  • Track State finish in 800m: 8th

Personal

  • Son of Marge and John Olmstead
  • Born March 24
  • Favorite athlete: US mid-distance runner Clayton Murphy
  • Chose GC because of the nice campus and the wonderful places to run. It was also the most affordable college to attend.
  • Biggest sports thrill: winning
  • Pre-race ritual: showering, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, saying a quick prayer
  • Thing that scares him the most: getting last
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Lives by the motto: "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

 

2017 Top Times [6 races]

5K 19:38 VSU Border Clash 09/01/2017
8K 25:36 PBC Championship 10/21/2017
10K 35:16 NCAA Southeast Regional 11/04/2017

2016 Top Times [6 races]

8K 26:17 Royals XC Challenge 10/07/2016
10K 33:13 NCAA Southeast Regional 11/05/2016