Patrick Olson
Patrick Olson
Year: So.
High School: Aptos

Freshman Track Season: In just one spring track season, Patrick qualified for the CCCAA State Championship at 1500 meters. A fourth place finisher in the 1500 meters at the Northern California Championship, Patrick posted a lifetime best 3:59 in the final. He also qualified at 5000 meters. Patrick posted a season best for 5000 meters of 15:25 at the Occidental Distance Carnival.

Prior to Hartnell: Patrick comes to the Panthers from the high-powered program at Aptos High School.  A member of their CCS cross country championship team, Patrick competed twice at the CIF State Championship. He brings high school bests of 1:59, 4:26, and 9:48.

"We struck gold mid-year getting Patrick and Jacob. They were trained well at Aptos and know how to compete. Patrick proved himself as one of the best runners in the state making the 1500 final and getting the State "A" mark under the shortest timeline for qualifiers. He's got the range from 800 through 5k to become a cross country All-American in his first season."