Olivia Hoj Simister
Distance
Ht
5'
9"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Holladay, 
Utah
Last School
Olympus High School
Roster Years
2017-2021


Personal 

  • Parents are Peter and Shauna Hoj
  • Siblings are Jake, Taylor and Annie
  • Majoring in Public Health - Health Promotion
  • Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends
  • Played soccer in high school as well
  • Also recruited by the University of Utah, Utah State and Weber State

Before BYU 

  • 2016 Utah 4A State Champion in 2 mile
  • Footlocker Nationals Finalist
  • Academic All-State with 4.0 GPA

Stats

Collegiate Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
2:10.61 800m 2021 BYU Cougar Indoor #1
4:18.40 1500m

2019 NCAA West Preliminary Round

4:37.77 Mile 2021 UW Preview
8:56.91 3000m UW Invite 2021
10:05.45 3000m Steeplechase 2018 NCAA West Preliminary Round
16:17.60 5000m 2018 Iowa State Classic

Career Stats

Cross Country Profile

 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

Indoor

  • 1st place in the 3000m run at the 2016 BYU December Invite 
  • Placed 2nd in the 3000m run at the 2017 BYU Cougar Indoor Invite 
  • Finished 5th in the 5000m run at the 2017 UW Invitational 
  • Came in 29th in the 3000m run at the Iowa State Classic 

Outdoor

  • Redshirted 
Sophmore Year 2018

Indoor

  • Started the season with an 11th-place finish in the 3000m (9:20.34) at the Columbia Challenge
  • Competed in the 5000m at the Iowa State Classic and finished 15th with a time of 16:17.60
  • Clocked a personal-best 9:20.23 in the 3000m and finished sixth overall in the 3000m at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships

Outdoor

  • Started the season off with a sixth-place finish in the 5000m (16:20.50) at the Stanford Invitational 
  • Finished first in the 3000 Steeplechase with a time of 10:35.93 at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational
  • Placed sixth in the 3000 Steeplechase (10:20.53) at the Bryan Clay Invitational 
  • Ran a 10.25.45 time in the 3000 Steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational 
  • Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Round where she placed 14th in the 3000 Steeplechase with a career-best time of 10:05.45
Junior Year 2019

Indoor

  • Clocked 9:11.75 for the third-fastest indoor 3000m in school history and a personal best at the UW Invite
  • Placed 13th overall in the 3000m at the MPSF Indoor Championships
  • Competed in three meets during the 2019 indoor season 

Outdoor

  • Ran a career-best time of 4:18.40 in the 1500m to place 18th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round
  • Finished sixth overall in the 1500m at both the Stanford Invite and the Sun Angel Classic
  • Competed in five meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Senior Year 2021

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year