Patty O'Brien
Patty  O'Brien

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Maplewood, Minn.

High School:
North St. Paul HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
02/17/1996


05/13/2016

Lehman Leads B1G Heptathlon on Day One

The Gophers scored seven points in the B1G hammer throw final on Friday afternoon

05/04/2016

Minnesota Wins 10 Events at UST

Agnes Esser and Rachel Schow both won two events to lead the Gophers at the Tommie Twilight

04/29/2016

Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes

Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday

04/23/2016

Gophers Set Six Program Top-10 Marks

Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday

03/25/2016

Strandemo, McSherry Lead Gophers

Madeline Strandemo placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Ally McSherry was sixth in the 1,500-meter run to lead Minnesota

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2016 Season - Indoor: Ran six races, running career-best times in three events • placed 22nd in the 3,000m in a career-best 9:52.39 at the Big Ten Championship • finished fourth in the mile in a career-best 4:58.40 at the Parents Day Invite • placed 13th in the 5,000m in a career-best 17:15.34 at the Meyo Invite.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran a career-best 36:06.86 to place 17th in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championship• ran a career-best 4:36.27 in the 1,500m to place fifth at the Tommie Twilight • won the 5,000m in a career-best 17:13.39 at the Kip Janvrin Open.

2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2014 graduate of North St. Paul High School • four-year track & field letterwinner and two-year cross country letterwinner • joined cross country as a junior after playing soccer for two years • two-time state qualifier in cross country, finishing sixth at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championships as a senior after placing 24th as a junior • 2013 Classic Suburban Conference champion in cross country • two-time all-state and all-conference honoree in cross country • placed 12th in the 3,200m at the 2014 Minnesota Class AA state track & field championships as a senior • 2013 and 2014 Classic Suburban Conference champion in the 1,600m • holds North St. Paul school records in 800m and 3,200m • also played soccer and hockey in high school • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born February 17, 1996 • daughter of Peter and Diane O'Brien • has six siblings, Tom, Jim, Joe, Mary, Petey and Cathie • sister Mary played soccer at the University of Minnesota from 2010-11 • brother Jim played hockey at the University of Minnesota and in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils • enjoys skating, playing hockey and soccer, dancing and watching movies • intends to major in elementary education.

O'Brien's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 4:58.40 Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)
3,000m 9:52.39 Big Ten Championship (2/26/16)
5,000m 17:15.34 Meyo Invite (2/5/16)
O'Brien's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:36.27 Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)
3,000m 10:09.33 (UA) Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)
5,000m 17:13.39 Kip Janvrin Open (4/29/16)
10,000m 36:06.86 Big Ten Championship (5/13/16)

MORE HEADLINES

Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors

6/24/2016

Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.

Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016

6/21/2016

Look back at the Gophers' B1G title and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign.

Shelerud Receives Sportsmanship Award

6/14/2016

Kate Shelerud receives the 2016 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for women's track and field.

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