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BRIAN OLINGER
Events: Steeplechase
Height: 5-7
Weight: 125
PRs: 8:19.56 (2005); 5,000m 13:56.02 (2004)
Born: June 2, 1983 in Fresno, Ohio
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Ridgewood HS
College: Ohio State '06
Coach: Robert Gary
 

Career Highlights: 2004 Big Ten 5,000m champion; 4th in steeple at 2005 USA Outdoors

Olinger became just the second American collegiate athlete to break the 8:20 mark in the 3,000-meter steeplechase July 23 at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden, Belgium...raced to an 11th place finish in the international field with a personal-best 8:19.56 (bettering his previous PR by 8.88 seconds)...Olinger walked on to Ohio States team his freshman year. Olinger was the 2000 Ohiostate cross country champion ... 2001 state 3,200-meter champion ... two-time, first team All-Ohio cross country selection ... three-time cross country conference champion ... in track, holds school records in the 800m, mile, two-mile and 5,000m runsa Human Ecology/Early Childhood Development major at Ohio State University, where hes coached by two-time Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechaser Robert Gary.

Olinger became just the second American collegiate athlete to break the 8:20 mark in the 3,000-meter steeplechase July 23, 2005  at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden, Belgium...raced to an 11th place finish in the international field with a personal-best 8:19.56 (bettering his previous PR by 8.88 seconds)...Olinger walked on to Ohio State’s team his freshman year. Olinger was the 2000 Ohiostate cross country champion ... 2001 state 3,200-meter champion ... two-time, first team All-Ohio cross country selection ... three-time cross country conference champion ... in track, holds school records in the 800m, mile, two-mile and 5,000m runs…a Human Ecology/Early Childhood Development major at Ohio State University, where he’s coached by two-time Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechaser Robert Gary.

2006: 9th at AT&T USA Outdoors (8:37.43)…5th at NCAA Outdoors (8:40.58)…4th in opening round at AT&T USA Outdoors (8:35.56)…ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 8:35.56.
2005: 4th in SC at USA Outdoor Championships (8:28.44)redshirted outdoor season11th in 5,000m at NCAA Indoor Championships (13:58.18)NCAA Regional XC Champion (30:51)11th at NCAA XC Championships (29:55)2nd in 5,000m at Last Chance (13:52.18i)ranked #4 at 3,000m SC in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 8:19.56.
2004: Big Ten 5,000m champion (14:09.80)4th in 3,000m SC at Big Ten Championships (8:56.34) 12th in steeple at NCAA Championships (9:06.60)21st at NCAA XC Championships (31:42)4th at NCAA XC Regionals (30:18.70)7th at Big Ten XC Championships (24:21.00)4th in 5,000m at Big Ten Indoor Championships (14:18.15) 1st in 3,000m at Buckeye Invite (8:42.72i)1st in 5,000m at OSU Invite (14:45.80i)1st in 5,000m at Sykes/Sabock Challenge (14:15.51)best of 8:50.02.
2003: best of 9:10.74 in 3,000m SC, 8:19.54i in 3,000m, and 4:13.87i in the milebest of 9:10.74.
2002: 12th at Big Ten Championships (9:14.01)1st in 3,000m SC at Wheeling Jesuit Invite (9:24.38) 1st in 3,000m SC at TCU Invite (9:19.15) 4th in 5,000m at TCU Invite (15:48.09)2nd in 3,000m SC at All-Ohio (9:12.50)9:12.50.

 

1/17/07

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