Juan Olea
Juan Olea
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.
High School: Sylmar HS
Position: Distance
EXP: 3V

NORTHRIDGE - 2011
Juan Olea finished 13th in the 10,000 meters at the Big West Championships ... ran a lifetime-best time of 32:17.19, a 12-second improvement over his previous best ... also ran CSUN season-bests of 15:24.37 in the 5,000 meters and 8:52.95 in the 3,000 meters during the outdoor season ... finished 12th in the 1,500 meters in a season-best 4:10.24 at the Tiny Lister Classic ... ran the 5,000 meters during the indoor season, posting a season-best of 15:32.45 at the UW Invitational ... was named MPSF All-Academic following the indoor season.

2010
Olea qualified for the 10,000 meters at the Big West Championships for the third consecutive year ... finished 13th in a time of 32:53.12 ... clocked a career-best 32:29.44 at the Cal-Nevada Championships (Mar. 28) ... also posted a career-best 15:19.16 in the 5,000 meters at the Steve Scott Invitational (May 2) and a personal-best 4:09.05 in the 1,500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational (Apr. 16) ... ran an indoor season-best 8:56.69 in the 3,000 meters at the Boise State Invitational (Feb. 13) ... was the Matadors' top men's cross country runner finishing 42nd in 25:42.7 at the 2009 Big West Cross Country Championships ... advanced to the NCAA West Regional in Oregon where he placed 140th in a time of 34:11.70 ... best finish of the season was 24th (16:02.55) at the Northridge Cross Country Invitational.

2009
Finished 19th in the 10,000 meters in a season-best time of 33:13.78 at the Big West Championships ... posted season-bests of 2:05.00 in the 800 meters, 4:12.71 in the 1,500 meters, 9:16.96 in the 3,000 meters and 16:17.78 in the 5,000 ... did not compete indoors ... finished a Northridge-best second at the Bakersfield Quad Meet during the 2008 cross country season ... went on to finish 60th at the Big West Cross Country Championships.

2008
Finished 12th in the 10,000 meters at the Big West Outdoor Championships in a time of 35:38.76 ... ran a season-best 2:06.74in the 800 meters at the Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine ... did not compete during the indoor season ... finished a Northridge-best second at the Bakersfield Quad Meet during the 2008 cross country season ... went on to finish 60th at the Big West Cross Country Championships.

SYLMAR HIGH SCHOOL
Earned letters in both track and field and cross country at Sylmar High School in Sylmar, Calif. ... was named MVP of the Spartans cross country team in both 2004 and 2005 ... ran a career-best 16:18 in the 5k ... also ran the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters for the track team ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.3 grade point average.

PERSONAL
Born August 12, 1988 in Sylmar, Calif. ... parents are Alejandra and Juan Olea ... has two sisters, Mayra and Aracely and one brother, Gerardo ... Mayra attends Bakersfield College ... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, "SportsCenter" and the movie "Pet Sematary" ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is "Less time to work = less money" ... favorite website is myspace.com ... says if he could switch places with someone for one day it would be Reggie Bush ... major is Electrical Engineering.