Brooks PR Invitational Washington Connection -Chandler Olson

The Brooks PR Invitational brings together the nations top track and field athletes from across the country to compete at the Dempsey Center in Seattle, Washington, one of the fastest indoor tracks in the nation. The meet consists of seven events the 60 meter dash, 60 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, one mile run, and two mile run. The home state is well represented sending the most of any state, 20 athletes to nearby Seattle. Leading up to the meet we will spotlight these talented runners.

Chandler Olson
Woodinville High School (Woodinville, WA) Sr.
Event: Two Mile
PR's: 4:59.18 (1600m), 10:49.46 (Two Mile), 18:12.00 (5000m)

Olson has had a great four year career at Woodinville High School. As a sophomore she competed in the Foot Locker West Regional and finished 18th. During her junior year she finished third at WIAA Cross Country State Championship and 23rd at Foot Locoker Midwest. The following spring she competed in the Brooks PR Invitational for the first time wehre she took 8th in the two mile. That performance set the tone for her first state championship. Olson placed first at the Washington State meet with a 3200 meter personal best time of 10:33.69. She also finished 4th in the 1600 meter run. The Yale started her senior year off with a 7th place finish at the WIAA State Cross Country Championship. Since the winter she has been working out at the Dempsey. That familiarity should help when she competes against the best in the nation at the 2013 Brooks PR Invitational. She says training there has been a lot of fun and she is looking forward to the meet t his weekend.

"I'm looking forward to meeting new people from across the country. It would be nice to maybe PR in this race! I would also like t lower my mile time this spring. Lastly, I would like to just have fun my last season of high school track

Getting To Know Chandler Olson

What music do you listen to before races?

I don’t really listen to music before I race.
 
 If you were stranded on an island what three things what would you bring?
 
I would bring just onne thing: a boat to get me off the island.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is spaghetti.

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