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


  • 2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
  • 2016-17 PBC Gold Scholar
  • Had one top-20 finish in 2016, taking 15th at the Bobcat Invitational

At Georgia College

Major: Exercise Science

Minor: Community Health

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 Marge and John Olmstead
  • Born March 24
  • Favorite athlete: US mid-distance runner Clayton Murphy
  • 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, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, saying a quick prayer
  • 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."


2016 Top Times [6 races]

8K 26:17 Royals XC Challenge 10/07/2016
10K 33:13 NCAA Southeast Regional 11/05/2016