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Lisa Olander Athlete Profile

Lisa Olander

Lisa Olander
Position: Distance Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 2010-2011 Hometown: Yakima, WA Last School: West Valley High School


  • Parents are Scott and Amy Olander
  • Father ran track and cross country at BYU
  • Sister, Erin, played softball at BYU and College of Southern Idaho
  • Sister, Lauren, played basketball at Dixie State
  • Enjoys waterskiing, camping, reading, and cooking

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner in both track and cross country at West Valley HS in Yakima, Washington
  • Also competed in basketball
  • Earned a 3.95 GPA and was president of the National Honor Society
  • Named a track and cross country captain her senior year
  • Two-time district and regional champion
  • Came in fifth place at state as a freshman, second as a sophomore and third as a junior
  • Member of the 2005 state championship team


PERSONAL BESTS: 800m- 2:16.97; Mile- 5:38.73

2010 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted the indoor/outdoor seasons.

2011 | Freshman Year


  • Started BYU career with a seventh place finish in the mile at the BYU Indoor Invitational (5:38.73)
  • Placed third at the Snake River Open in the 800m in 2:16.97


  • Competed in the BYU Twilight Meet and finished seventh in the 800m (2:18.92)