The Gopher freshman will race with the U.S. Junior Women's National Team in Colombia
Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the 2014 season Saturday
Several Gophers ran season or career-best times at Les Bolstad Course Saturday night
Minnesota finished second in the team standings
The Gophers finished second in the team standings at the Oz Memorial
2014 Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.
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.