Men's Track and Field Roster

Anders Olson

Year Sr.
Event
Hometown Minneapolis, Minn.
High School Bloomington Jefferson

Year at Gustavus: Junior
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: I throw shot put, discus, and javelin.
Where did you go to high school?: Northfield High School
Where is your hometown?: Northfield, MN
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: I have loved my experience at Gustavus so far with sports, music and with friends. My favorite experience was traveling to Tanzania for J-Term last year.
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: I volunteer with the Gustavus volleyball team at Ecumen through our pen pal program.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: I am in choir, PT/OT club, and on the volleyball team.
Newspaper: If you would like press releases involving you sent to any hometown newspapers, please list them here: Northfield News
Tell me about any high school athletic and academic achievements or awards that you have earned: I have the school record at my high school for shot put and discus. I went to state for shot and disc and was all-state for both events. I was also in the national honors society.
Tell me about your college academic and athletic achievements that you have earned . (Captain, All-American, all-conference, academic all-conference, etc, and include year): 2019 (my freshman year) academic all-conference, conference champ in the shot-put, all-conference in the discus, MIAC field athlete of the year, and All-Region for javelin.2020 (sophomore year) academic all-conference
Why did you choose Gustavus?: I chose Gustavus because I felt all the staff, professors and coaches truly cared about me as a person, and I am also able to be in both music and athletics here.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: At Gustavus, track and field feels like a team sport instead of individual events, and we all love cheering each other on wanting our teammates to succeed.