AS A JUNIOR: One of the team[apos]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[apos]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|