Patty O'Brien
Patty  O'Brien

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Maplewood, Minn.

High School:
North St. Paul HS

Birthdate:
02/17/1996

Experience:
1 Letter


08/24/2016

Gophers Ready for 2016 Campaign

Head coach Sarah Hopkins shares her outlook for the 2016 cross country season

12/13/2015

Gophers Hand Out 2015 Team Awards

Minnesota held its annual season-ending banquet and presented the team awards on Sunday

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Fourteen Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Liz Berkholtz leads Minnesota as a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree

05/26/2015

Patty O'Brien

Photo gallery for women's cross country student-athlete Patty O'Brien.

Photo Gallery

2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran five races • ran a career-best 21:39.2 as the eighth Gopher in 63rd place at the Big Ten Championship • placed 18th overall as the second Gopher in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (21:39.3) • finished sixth on the team and 16th overall at the Oz Memorial (22:58.4) • placed eighth on the team at both the Griak Invitational (23:25.8) and the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (18:10.63) • served as an alternate at the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championship.

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 New Jersey Devils • enjoys skating, playing hockey and soccer, dancing and watching movies • intends to major in elementary education.

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Ready for 2016 Campaign

8/24/2016

Head coach Sarah Hopkins shares her outlook for the 2016 cross country season.

Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members

8/23/2016

Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.

Griak Feature: Martin Smith

8/23/2016

Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.

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