AS A JUNIOR: One of the team's middle distance specialists ... ran 1:55.25 over 800 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational, missing the BIG EAST qualification standard by one-hundredth of a second ... had another close call in the 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational, running 2:30.72 to finish less than a second shy of BIG EAST qualification ... moved up to the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season ... best time came at the Indy Relays where he crossed the line in 4:03.06.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in his first race of the season, running 2:31.58 over 1,000 meters at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... did not compete during the rest of the 2005 track season due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed well during the indoor track season ... won his section of the 800 meters at the Notre Dame Opener in 1:57.98 ... also ran 2:31.79 in the 1,000 meters at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... took third in his section of the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 4:19.62 ... did not compete during the outdoor track season due to injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... Indiana track state final qualifier as a senior in 2003 ... took home an individual conference track title as a senior after also earning all-conference honors as a junior ... three-time all-conference runner in cross country ... twice named cross country team MVP and served as the captain on his senior cross country and track squads ... personal bests include 1:57 in the 1,600 meters, 4:21 in the 800 meters, 50.0 in the 400 meters (split), and 15:48 over 5,000 meters in cross country ... member of National Honor Society and Academic Super Bowl at Homestead ... son of Suzy and Mike O'Connor ... younger of two children ... born Feb. 20, 1984 in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... enrolled in the College of Engineering where he is studying mechanical engineering.
|Career Track Bests|
| 800m || 1:55.25 || 2006 Notre Dame Invitational |
| 1,000m || 2:30.72 || 2006 Meyo Invitational |
| Mile || 4:19.62 || 2004 Notre Dame Invitational |
| 1,500m || 4:03.06 || 2006 Indy Relays |