Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday
Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday
Madeline Strandemo placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Ally McSherry was sixth in the 1,500-meter run to lead Minnesota
Jess Lehman defended her pentathlon title at the Big Ten Indoor Championship Friday
Minnesota competed at day one of the Iowa State Classic Friday
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 Wrap Up Four-Meet Week
The Minnesota women's track & field team competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday.
Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday.
Gophers Win Drake Relays 4x1600m
Minnesota takes home the 4x1600m relay to win its first Drake Relays title since 2013