Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.
The Gophers continue the 2013 campaign next weekend at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Minnesota will run at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday.
Notre Dame's Burke Golf Course hosts the event with some of the most highly touted programs in the nation set to compete in the men's race.
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.