Olivia Durr attended Poolesville High in Maryland. While at Poolesville, she was a 4 year letter winner in both indoor and outdoor track, and a three year varsity letter winner in soccer. Her freshman year she won the regional title in the 100H and the 300H; as a sophomore she repeated the 100H title and recieved the regional title in the 55mH. As a junior she won the state title in the 100mH and the 300mH. Senior year, Olivia won states in the 100mH and the 55mH. Aside from several titles, she is also the winner of many awards. Olivia was First Team All-Gazette in the 300mH, 100mH, and 55mH. She was also the Washington Post All-Extra Montgomery First Team. Aside from athletics, Olivia was a member of the National Honors Society, journalism, TV production, and SADD. At Dartmouth, Olivia plans on studying Communications and Journalism.
Olivia is the child of Kenneth Durr and Jean Patterson.
|60HH||9.48 (Dartmouth Classic - 2/2/13)|
|55HH||9.20 (Harvard - 12/8/12)|
|100HH||15.65 (UVM/UML - 3/30/13)|
|100m||13.37 (UVM/UML - 3/30/13)|
|100HH||15.29 (Heps - 5/6/12)|
|60HH||9.34 (Valentine - 2-10-12)|
|400im: 65.78 (UNH - 4-9-11)||200m: 27.04 (D Classic - 2-5-11)|
|100HH: 14.84 (UMass - 4-30-11)||60 HH: 9.03 (Heps 2-27-11)|
|100HH: 14.76 (Heps)||55m Hurdles: 8.49||(Val.)|
|400 IM: 1:08.87 (UNH)||60m Hurdles: 9.10||(Heps)|
Q and A with Olivia
Why did you choose Dartmouth?
I chose Dartmouth after coming on my recruiting trip. I absolutely loved the
team and the campus. I got a great feel for the school and decided Dartmouth was
the right choice for me.
How long have you been competing in track and what got you interested?
I've been competing in track since freshman year of high school. I actually wasn't
interested at first, since I was a soccer player. But, luckily for me, the soccer
coach was also the girls track and field coach so he encouraged me to do it.
Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
Something interesting about myself? Hm. I don't know if this is very interesting
but when I was younger, and more into soccer, I met Mia Hamm in a local grocery
store and my mom convinced me to walk up to her and get her autograph.
What are your future plans, if any?
I'm hoping to create my own major in Communications and eventually be involved
in media. As of now, I think I want to focus on the television side of communications
for my future job.
What extra curricular activities are you involved in on campus?
I'm a member of the DOC and I'm hoping to become a SAPA and involved
in DTV. Other than that, the majority of my time is involved in school and track.
When I do have free time, I use it to do school work.