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Olivia Thorsgaard
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Grand Canyon University

NCAA D1Track & FieldFall 2019
It would be a dream for me to be a part of a successful college T&F team and at the same time get a college degree with excellent grades. Given the opportunity, I would be very motivated to work hard and passionately in both areas to make that happen
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Track & Field
5 feet 8 inches
May 4 2000
Fall 2019
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– Set a new PR of 56.23 in the Nordic Championships U20, with a very heavy wind, only 400m runner across men and women who got a new PR.
– Won the ‘2017 Persistency Award’ in her Track & Field Club, Sparta Copenhagen Denmark. The award is given to one female and one male across all age groups every year.

– 100 meter dash: 12,59 sec. (2018)
– 200 meters: 25.17 sec. (2018)
– 300 meters: 39.70 sec.
– 400 meters: 56.23 sec. (2018)
– 400mH: 1:04.59 (2018)
#1 – 4×100 meters: 47.77 sec. (the time was set in 2017)
#1 – 4×400 meter relay: 3.47.61 min. (2018)
#1 – High Jump: 1.60 m (the mark was set in 2014)


#1 – 60 meter dash: 8.01 sec.
#1 – 200 meters: 25.79 sec.
#1 – 400 meters: 57.38 sec.
#1 – 4×200 meters: 1.40.92 min.

Danish Indoor Championships 2018: #1 in 400m U19, #2 in 200m U19, #3 in 60m U19, #3 in 400m senior.
Danish Outdoor Championships 2017: #2 in 400m senior, #2 in 400m U-17, #2 in 200m U-17
Nordic Championships 2016 and 2017: Represented the Danish National Team in the 4 x 400 m relay and #3. European Championships U20 2017: Represented the Danish National Team in the 4 x 400m relay

Lived in Boston, MA, 2011 – 2013.
Won the 2011 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships in Myrtle Beach in High Jump and finished second in the Pentalon (Midget). Won the 2011 USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships in Long jump in Hillside, IL
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June 20 2019
Senior in High School
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I have the discipline and tenacity to be successful both as an athlete and a college student, as an example: when I was 12 years old, I decided that I wanted to run every day for a full year, and I did. No matter if I was sick or I had a lot of homework, I never missed running one single day.

To be able to combine what I love the most, track & field training and competing at an elite level, with getting a college degree would be a dream come true for me.

I don’t do anything half-heartedly; my goal is to get a degree with good grades and to compete at the highest level.

My goal is to represent my country on the international track & field stage. Being on a team of high class athletes would be very motivating for me and would help me reach that goal.
Post college I would like to be a doctor, as I have always wanted to make a difference and leave a positive legacy behind.