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

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

12/6/2017 - M. Cross Country

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

'U' Prospect Khalid Hussein Earns All-America Nod

'U' Prospect Khalid Hussein Earns All-America Nod

12/2/2017 - M. Cross Country

A native of Plymouth, Minn., Hussein signed his National Letter of Intent with the Gophers last month after winning the 2017 MSHSL Class AA Cross Country Championship.

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

11/10/2017 - M. Cross Country

Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia's 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.

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