Patty O'Brien
Patty  O'Brien

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Maplewood, Minn.

High School:
North St. Paul HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
02/17/1996


03/24/2017

Gophers Kick Off Raleigh Relays

Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays

02/25/2017

Gophers Finish Fourth at B1G Meet

Madeline Strandemo won the mile to lead the Gophers to a fourth-place team finish at the 2017 B1G Indoor Championship

02/24/2017

Records Fall on B1G Day One

Emerald Egwim, Emma Spagnola, and Kimberly Golding all broke Minnesota program records on day one of the B1G Championship

02/10/2017

PRs Abound at ISU Classic

As part of its three-meet weekend, a number of Gophers are competing at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday

02/04/2017

Strandemo Leads Gophers at Meyo Invite

Madeline Strandemo ran the second-fastest mile in program history to lead Minnesota on day two at the Meyo Invite

05/14/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day One

Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.

06/09/2015

Patty O'Brien

Photos of track and field student athlete Patty O'Brien.

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2017 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • ran a career-best 9:44.29 in the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic • ran a career-best 16:46.09 in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invite • finished as runner-up in the mile (5:01.54) at the Minnesota Open • ran on Minnesota’s eighth-place 4x800m relay (11:28.58) and placed 20th in the 5,000m (17:04.23) at the Big Ten Championship.

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 (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 4:58.40 Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)
3,000m 9:44.29 Iowa State Classic (2/10/17)
5,000m 16:46.09 Meyo Invite (2/3/17)
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

Gophers Earn Two Third-Place Finishes

3/25/2017

Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays with a pair of third-place finishes in the 800m and 4x800m relay on Saturday.

Gophers Kick Off Raleigh Relays

3/24/2017

Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays.

B1G Honors Wiebke with Weekly Award

3/22/2017

Taylor Wiebke is the Big Ten Conference leader in the high jump after clearing 1.80m (5-10.75) last weekend.

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