Lucy Oliver

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Lucy Oliver (née van Dalen)
Lucy van Dalen London 2012.jpg
Lucy Oliver at London 2012
Personal information
Nationality New Zealand
Born (1988-11-18) 18 November 1988 (age 30)
Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Updated on 22 April 2013.

Lucy Oliver (née van Dalen; born 18 November 1988 in Wanganui) is a New Zealand middle-distance runner,[1] who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in the Women's 1500 metres. Along with her twin sister Holly, Lucy attended Stony Brook University in New York until 2012, earning an undergraduate degree in sociology followed by a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA/LS).[2] She was chosen an NCAA All-American for outdoor track (2010, 2011 and 2012), indoor track (2011 and 2012) and cross-country (2011).[3] She competed in the 3000 m at the 2014 World Indoor Championships.[4] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she competed in the 1500 m and the 5000 m.[5]

At the 2016 Olympics, she competed in the 5000 m.[4]

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor
Event Time Date Location
1500 m 4:05.76 20 June 2012 San Diego, United States
Mile 4:31.78 17 July 2012 Cork, Ireland
3000 m 9:10.67 22 January 2016 Wellington, New Zealand
5000 m 15:20.13 12 June 2016 Portland, United States
Indoor
Event Time Date Location
1000 m 2:42.53 3 February 2012 New Haven, United States
1500 m 4:11.78 NR 11 February 2012 New York, United States
Mile 4:32.61 25 January 2014 New York, United States
2000 m 5:47.62 NR 8 February 2014 Boston, United States
3000 m 8:53:95 15 February 2014 New York, United States

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  New Zealand
2006 Oceania Championships Apia, Samoa 1st 1500 m 4:40.64
2012 Olympic Games London, England 11th in semi-final 1500 m 4:06.97
2014 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 8th in heat 3000 m 9:10.20
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 13th 5000 m 15:58.43
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th in heat 5000 m 15:53.77

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lucy van Dalen". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Lucy Van Dalen '12: Olympic Athlete, MA/LS Alumna". Stony Brook University. 19 September 2012. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Lucy van Dalen biography". Stony Brook Seawolves. 29 May 2012. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b "IAAF: Lucy Oliver | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Lucy van Dalen Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.

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