Shawn Olmstead
Shawn Olmstead
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Buford, Ga.
High School: Flowery Branch
Major: Exercise Science

At Georgia College

Major: Exercise Science

High School:

  • Flowery Branch
  • Head coach Jimmy Sorrells
  • Personal best 5K: 16:48
  • Cross Country State finish: 17th
  • Also lettered in Track
  • Scholared Athlete
  • 9:55 in 3200m, 4:26 in 1600m, 1:58 in 800m
  • Track State finish in 800m: 8th


  • Son of Margaret and John Olmstead
  • Born March 24
  • Favorite athlete: US Track and Field athlete Matthew Centrowitz
  • Chose GC because of the nice campus and the wonderful places to run. It was also the most affordable college to attend.
  • Biggest sports thrill: winning
  • Pre-race ritual: showering and eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Thing that scares him the most: getting last
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Lives by the motto: "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."