Woburn High School
Took up the pole vault her freshman year, O'Brien established a new school mark during each of her first three campaigns and looks to extend those records.
1999-2000: Competed in the pole vault...finished seventh at the BIG EAST Championship with 9-4.25 ...tied for seventh at New England's with school and personal record of 10-5.00...placed at the ECAC Championship.
1998-1999: Competed in three meets before injuring her foot and missing the rest of the season...Finished second at the Harvard dual meet (9'6.25"), setting a new career best...Won the prelims of the New England Challenge Cup with a jump of 8'11.75"...Placed second at the Finals of the New England Challenge Cup with a jump of 9'6.25".
1997-1998: Placed second at New England Challenge Cup Prelims in her first meet ever competing in the pole vault and placed fourth the following weekend in the finals...Competed at the Harvard select meet, placing third...Won the UNH-UVM meet with an 8' vault...Placed sixth at both the BIG EAST Championships and New England Championships.
2000: Won the pole vault at Harvard, tying personal outdoor best and BC record of 10-00...placed at New England Championship...competed in the BIG EAST Championship.
1999: Finished no lower than third during the invitational season...Took second at the UConn Invitational in her first meet back from injury...Won both the Tufts Invitational and Harvard dual meet...Finished fifth at the BIG EAST Championships.
1998: Won the Snowflake Classic with a vault of 8'6.25"...Placed third at the UConn Spring Classic.
At Woburn High
Kristyn was a three sport athlete (cross country, indoor track, outdoor track) as well as a three sport captain...Set the school records in the pentathlon and heptathlon, as well as the 4x800 relay, distance medley relay, and 300 hurdles...Named an All-Star in cross country, indoor and outdoor track...Awarded the Outstanding Student Athlete Award in 1997.
Born August 28, 1979...An outstanding student, Kristyn won the Holy Cross Book Award in high school...Honored as the Citizen of the Year at Woburn High...Member of the National Honor Society...Was a competitive gymnast for many years and traveled extensively for competitions...Kristyn is the middle of Linda and George O'Brien's three children.
Pole Vault 10'5"