Cross Country


AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned second cross country monogram in ?98 ... competed in five cross country meets and the District IV meet ... had back-to-back top- 20 finishes at the Wolf & Kettle Invitational (16th) and the National Catholic meet (20th) ... fifth Notre Dame runner to cross the finish line at the Wolverine Interregional and the district meet ... competed in two races during the indoor season ... ran the 3,000 10:24.41 to place fourth against Indiana ... also competed in the mile run in 5:04.30 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... participated in four events during the outdoor season ... finished 12th at the BIG EAST championships in the 3,000 with a time of 10:26.15 ... ran the 800 in 2:24.90 in the Purdue Open ... also recorded times of 4:46.58 in the 1,500 and 18:28.70 in the 5,000 ... finished first in the 3,000 at the Spring Opener with a time of 10:12.54.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in six cross country races in ?97 ... highest finish was an 11th place at the National Catholic meet ... was the third-highest finisher for the Irish at the 23-team Furman Invitational, where she placed 85th ... took 33rd (third on the team) at the BIG EAST championships ... participated in two indoor track events in the mile and 3,000 meters ... got a career-best second place in the 3,000 meters at the only Notre Dame outdoor meet in April ... finished 13th at the BIG EAST outdoors also in the 3,000 meters.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Part of her school?s back-to-back Minnesota state championship squads in 1996 and 1997 for track and field ... holds the school record in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:30 ... state meet participant in cross country for three years, placing 30th as a sophomore ... went to the state track meet where she ran the 600, 800 and 3,200 meters ... also played basketball and ice hockey in addition to earning seven letters in cross country and track ... born February 19, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minn. ... a pre-professional studies major in the College of Science.

Bridget O'Brien
Bridget  O'Brien


Bloomington, Minn.

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