- Assistant XC/Track & Field Coach | Pole Vault
- Previous College:
- Dickinson '17
Rikka Olson ‘17 returned to her alma mater in the fall of 2018 to join the Red Devil coaching staff as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s track & field programs. She will work primarily with the pole vaulters.
Olson had a standout career as a pole vaulter for the Red Devils. She captured titles at both the 2017 indoor and outdoor Centennial Conference Championships and placed second at the 2015 and 2016 outdoor championships. She turned in a great performance at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier in 2014, setting the school record to earn a trip to the NCAA National Championships.
Olson still holds both school records, clearing the bar at 3.66 meters, indoors, and posting a height of 3.71 meters for the outdoor mark.