The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring
Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom
Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday
Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday
Minnesota hosts its final home meet of the 2015 season this Saturday
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 (2015 Final)|
|Mile||5:02.54 (UA)||Parents Day Invite (2/21/15)|
|3,000m||10:09.67 (UA)||St. Thomas (2/13/15)|
|O'Brien's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|1,500m||4:41.59 (UA)||Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)|
|3,000m||10:09.33 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|5,000m||17:29.50 (UA)||UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
Gophers Record 11 Career Bests at Notre Dame
Shanique Wright led Minnesota with a runner-up showing in the triple jump on day two of the Meyo Invitational Saturday.
Berkholtz, Markland Win Titles to Lead Gophers
Liz Berkholtz and Titania Markland won event titles to lead Minnesota on day one of the Meyo Invitational.
Black HIstory Month: Lisa (Walton) Anderson
In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great. Today we honor Lisa (Walton) Anderson.