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Petra Olsen
Petra  Olsen

Malmo, Sweden

Pole Vault

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Olsen, Gamecock Relays Awarded All-America Honors

Five individuals receive Honorable Mention honors.


Gamecocks Conclude NCAA Outdoor Championships


Olsen Takes 12th in Pole Vault on Day 3 at NCAA Championships

Zuidema concludes Gamecocks' NCAA Championships tomorrow in the men's javelin.


Gamecocks Compete on Day 2 at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Petra Olsen continues the Gamecocks' meet in the pole vault tomorrow.


Gamecocks Open 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships Wednesday

Nation convenes at historic Hayward Field Wed. - Sat.

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 13'10 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 13'6 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 13'11 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 of13'9 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 13'3 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')...placed third at the 2007 World Youth Championships, eighth at the 2008 World Junior Chamipionships and fifth at the 2009 European Junior Championships.

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