Cole O'Brien
Cole  O'Brien

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville


09/01/2015

Bartnik, Zutz Lead Gophers to Opening Win

With the win, Minnesota snaps host Kansas' streak of 11-consecutive wins at the season-opening meet.

11/06/2014

Minnesota Set for Fall Finale

Minnesota has boasted the individual champion at the Fall Finale for two-straight years.

10/17/2014

Gophers Finish 20th at Wisconsin

Minnesota continues the 2014 season at the 2014 Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18

09/03/2014

Gophers Kick Off Season with Oz Memorial

The Gopher men will run Friday at 7 p.m. CT at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

11/14/2013

Minnesota Heads to Ames for NCAA Regional

Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.

09/29/2015

Cole O'Brien Photo Gallery

Cole O'Brien Photo Gallery

GOPHERS CAREER
Eight career races • six top-10 finishes.

2015 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Opened the season with a 24th-place finish at the Bill Timmons Dual Classic, running the six-kilometer course in 20:20.8. • Finished 58th at the 2015 Roy Griak with a time of 26:07.5. • Turned in a fifth place finish at the Jim Drews Invitational with a time of 25:01.35. • Finished second at the SJU Fall Finale with a time of 25:09.

2014 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Ran in two races for the Gophers and contributed to team wins in both • opened the season at the Jim Drews Invitational in a Minnesota win, finishing 10th with a time of 25:13.48 -- a personal eight-kilometer record • placed fourth overall (third among attached runners) at the Fall Finale with a time of 25:38 in a win for the Gophers.

2013 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in three meets for the Gophers during the 2013 season • opened the year at the Oz Memorial with a time of 19:42.6, finishing seventh • clocked a 26:29.4 at the Griak Invitational to finish 178th • closed out the season with a fourth-place finish at the Fall Finale, crossing the finish line at 25:24.

2012 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2012 cross country season • competed in one event as an unattached runner, placing 33rd at the Oz Memorial with a time of 20:19.30.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2011 graduate of Burnsville High School • finished eighth at the Roy Griak Invitational as a senior and went on to set a 5,000 meter personal record of 15:40.1 at the NXN Nike Cross Heartland Regional (finished seventh) • placed second at the 2010 Minnesota State Cross Country Championships as a junior after winning the MSHSL Section 3AA Championships.

PERSONAL
Son of Richard and Maren O'Brien.


O'Brien's Career Bests
8K 25:01.35 Jim Drews Invitational (Oct. 17, 2015)
6K 19:42.6 Oz Memorial (Sept. 6, 2013)
Finish 2nd Fall Finale (Nov. 6, 2015)

MORE HEADLINES

‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff

8/25/2016

A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.

Griak Feature: Martin Smith

8/23/2016

Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.

Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals

8/20/2016

Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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