Carlos Oliver
Carlos Oliver
Height: 5-9
Weight: 132
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Belton, SC
High School: Belton-Honea Path HS
Major: Dual Degree Engineering

FMU:  2-year returning letterman....PBC All-Academic Team 2017, 2016....Ran in all six races during the 2016 campaign (top Patriot finisher in two races)....Four Top-20 showings in 2016 (three Top-10s)....Finished 76th at 2016 PBC Championship Meet and 149th at NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet....Team MVP 2015....Ran in all seven meets as a freshman in 2015....Placed 39th at 2015 PBC Championship Meet and 78th (FMU's top finisher) at NCAA II Southeast regional Meet....Led Patriot runners in four events, was second finisher twice, and third once....In-state product....Will push for one of the scoring positions (top 5) this fall....Should complement our returning runners well....Meshed well with his host during his recruiting visit....Is very enthusiastic about attending Francis Marion and running for the Patriots....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2016, 2017, 2018....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2015 (fall), 2016 (spring, fall), 2017 (spring, fall), 2018 (spring)....D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award 2017.

PERSONAL: Born Carlos Mateo Oliver in Anderson, S.C....A product of Belton-Honea Path High School, where he ran under the direction of coaches Matt Wurst and Gil Cade.....All-State honors in 2014....Placed sixth at the 2014 AAA state meet in a time of 16:21.29 and helped the Bears to a 10th-place finish in the team standings.....During senior year, won two meets, finished third at the Canned Food Drive 5K, and set the school record for 5,000 meters at 16:12.....Chosen for the 2014 boys’ Shrine Bowl Run team.....Won 2014 Eye Opener Meet (16:49.76)....At the 2015 AAA state track and field meet, placed second in the 800-meters (1:57.76) and fourth in the 3,200-meters (10:05.32), while helping the 4x800-meter relay team to a fifth-place showing.....Helped Bears to an eighth-place finish in the team standings.....Owns personal-best times of 4:36 for 1,600-meters and a school-record 9:53 for 3,200-meters....Nickname is Carlos.

PERSONAL FAVORITES:  As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: A police officer....Favorite Athlete: Mike O'Hearn....Favorite Sports Team: Tennessee Vols....Favorite TV Show: Silicon Valley....Favorite Food: Chicken....Favorite Vacation Spot: The beach....Your Motivation Music: Doe B....Favorite Thing About FMU: The size.Goals for Upcoming Season: Sub 27-minute 8K.....Interesting Notes: I've eaten 22 Krispy Kreme donuts in one sitting.

Best 5K Time 16:29 at 2016 Carolina Challenge
Best 8K Time 27:27 at 2016 Barton Invitational