Patty O'Brien  
Patty  O'Brien

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Maplewood, Minn.

High School:
North St. Paul HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
02/17/1996


02/18/2015

Gophers to Honor Seniors at Parents Day Invite

Minnesota hosts its final home meet of the 2015 season this Saturday

02/13/2015

Golding, Hawkins Excel at Iowa State

Erin Hawkins ran a career-best 24.14 in the 200m to move into second among all-time Gopher sprinters

02/07/2015

Murgic, Dyson Lead Gophers at Meyo Invite

Minnesota wrapped up action at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational Saturday

02/07/2015

Sprinters Shine at Husker Invitational

The Gophers ran the second-fastest indoor 4x400-meter relay in program history

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 Ottawa Senators • enjoys skating, playing hockey and soccer, dancing and watching movies • intends to major in elementary education.