Arianne Olson ♦ Junior
Holland West Ottawa ♦ Cross Country
Olson enters Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Cross Country Final coming off her second Regional championship in three seasons, after running a 17:12.32 at Portage Central to best the field by 1 minute, 26 seconds, and help Holland West Ottawa to a dominating team championship with 39 points. She is undefeated this fall and will return to Michigan International Speedway having finished eighth in LPD1 last season and second in 2019 as a freshman.
Her 16:45 at the Oct. 2 Otsego Invitational not only was a personal record but is the fastest time in the state this season by 8.4 seconds. Her top five times this season all would put her among the top 10 all-time finishers in LP Finals history since the distance went to 5K in 1980. That 16:45 also is more than a minute faster than her 2020 personal-record run and 41 seconds faster than her fastest as a freshman. Among her victories this fall, she finished first at two of the most prestigious races in the state – the Spartan Invitational Elite race at Michigan State University on Sept. 17 and the Portage Invitational on Oct. 9.
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