Olivia Gardner | Mid-Distance
Hometown: Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Previous School: Easley High School
Named Second-Team All-South Atlantic Conference (5000 Meter Run) … Named Honorable Mention All-South Atlantic Conference (3000 Meter Steeplechase) … Placed third in the finals of the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 11:34.80 at SAC Championships … Took third place in the one mile run in a time of 5:24.91 at UNC’s Joe Hilton Open … Part of the team that finished fifth in the 4x400 meter relay at North Carolina’s Joe Hilton Open … Brought home 10th place in the women’s seeded 3000 meter run in a time of 10:46.93 at Clemson’s Bob Pollock Invitational … Captured fourth place in the finals of the 5000 meter run in a time of 18:22.46 at ETSU’s Buccaneer Invitational … Earned a sixth-place finish in the women’s 5000 meter run with a time of 18:45.31 at UCS Invitational … Member of the team that finished seventh in the distance medley relay at UCS Invitational … Claimed seventh in 5000 meter run with a time of 18:58.89 at Coastal Carolina Invitational … Finished seventh in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 12:15.56 at Emory Classic … Led five Trojans with an eighth-place finish in the 1500 meter run in a time of 5:00 at Cumberlands Invitational … Finished fourth in the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:41.26 at Georgia Invitational … Finished second in the women’s 5000 meter run in a time of 18:36.03 at SAC Championships.
Claimed first place in the 3000 meter run at the Gamecock Invitational in a time of 10:56.10 … Brought home first place in the 3000 meters at the Chanticleer Classic in a time of 11:24.29 … Brought home ninth place in the 3000 meter run in a time of 11:23.37 at ETSU’s Niswonger Invitational … Part of the women’s distance medley team that claimed 10th in a time of 13:22.54 at ETSU’s Niswonger Invitational … Captured ninth in the seeded 3,000 meter run in a time of 11:02.01 at Clemson’s Bob Pollack Invitational … Part of the distance medley relay team that claimed fourth at Clemson’s Bob Pollack Invitational with a time of 13:21.14 … Placed 31st in the Charlotte 49er Classic 5000 meter finals in a time of 18:33.03 … Fifth in the 5000 meter run (19:01.49) at the Terrier Relays … Placed fifth in the 1500 meter run at the Chanticleer Classic, finishing in a time of 5:03.21 … Claimed fourth (18:46.79) in the women’s 5000 meter run at the SAC Championships … Also competed on the women’s cross country team.
Also competed in track and field and basketball … As a sophomore, helped lead her 4x800 relay team to third place in the region … As a junior, placed third in the 4A cross country regionals with the team finishing second overall … Placed second in 1,600 meter run as a junior, with the 4x800 relay squad finishing second in the region … Placed second as senior in cross country 4A regionals and second in the 1,600 meters.
Born on May 22, 1995 … Daughter of Thomas and Sonya Gardner … Majoring in Education.