Women's Cross Country

Olivia Mickle
Olivia Mickle
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Loretto

Loretto High School
Sacramento, CA
1600 – 5:15
3200 – 11:16
5,000m – 17:43

Awards & Honors: Individual Qualifier to California State Cross-Country Championships (2007 and 2008), Loretto High School MVP Cross-Country (2007 and 2008), Loretto High School MVP Track and Field (2009), Athlete of the Year Award (2009), CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Scholar-Athlete, Loretto High School Valedictorian, School Record Holder 1600 and 3200

High School Performances: A competitive soccer player on one of the nation's top-ranked teams, Olivia competed in her first cross-country season (2007) with very little training, relying on her soccer conditioning to take her to the California State Championships. The next year, as a senior, Olivia chose to leave soccer behind to concentrate on running. Again qualifying as an individual, Olivia returned to the cross-country State Meet in 2008, where she finished 43rd. During her first season of track and field, Olivia posted personal bests of 5:15 in the 1600 and 11:08 in the 3200, taking her to the Section finals.

Possible Concentration: Undecided

Parents & Siblings: Iain and Casey Mickle, brother Colin

Personal Information of Interest: Olivia plans to study chemical engineering and is interested in social justice issues. Because she's not previously had the opportunity to train with a team, she is very excited about running with the Brown Bears.