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 Elizabeth O'Brien
Elizabeth O'Brien
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Chappaqua, N.Y.

High School:
Horace Greeley

Height:
5-3

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
05/14/1991

Outdoor Elibility:
RS SR

Ranks seventh on BC's all-time 10,000-meters list (35:49.06)...All-New England Honors in the 10,000-meters (2014)...All-ECAC Honors in the 3,000-meters (2012)...All-ECAC Honors in the 5,000-meters (2011)...three time member of the All-ACC Academic Honor Roll team for cross country (2010-13).

AS A GRADUATE STUDENT (2013-14)
XC: Competed in the New England Championships (10/12), covering 5k in 18:39...crossing the line in 18:07, took 6th place at the Brown University Rothenberg Invitational (10/18)...helped BC claim 6th place at the ACC Championships (11/01), running 21:43 to finish 40th overall...finished top 30 in the NCAA Division 1 Northeast Regional Championships (11/15) at Van Cortlandt Park in NYC, racing 6k in 21:19.4...member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Indoor T&F: 1st place at the Boston University Season Opener (12/7), covering 3,000-meters in 9:49.82...took 3rd place in the 3000-meters at the Battle of Beantown (1/18), crossing the line in 10:01.26...finished 10th in 17:07.73 in the 5,000-meters at the BU John Thomas Terrier (1/24) ...10th place in the 3,000-meters (9:48.72) at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/7)...ran 5,000-meters in 17:16.84 at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/27)...concluded the season with a personal best time in the 3,000-meters (9:47.68) at the ECAC Championships (3/7).
Outdoor T&F: Placed 10th in the 5,000-meters (17:14.90) at the Raleigh Relays (3/28)...won the 5,000-meters at the UMass Invitational (4/12), crossing the line in 17:28...earned a PR in the 10,000-meter distance at the ACC Championships (4/17), running 35:49.06 to place 13th overall...ranks 7th on BC's all-time 10,000-meter list...competed in the 3,000-meters at the Penn Relays (4/24), crossing the line in 10:14.68...3rd place in the 10,000-meter (36:37.45) competition at the New England Championships (5/8)...competed at the ECAC Championships (5/16), ran 5,000-meters in 17:29.31...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.

AS A SENIOR (2012-13)
XC: Competed at the New England Championships (10/7), covering 5k in 17:43 to finish 10th overall...at the ACC Championships (10/12), ran 22:02 for 49th place...competed at the NCAA Division 1 Northeast Regional Championships (11/9), ran 21:36.9...crossed the line in 22:11.5 at the NCAA Division 1 Championships (11/17).
Indoor T&F: Won the 3,000m at the URI GoRhody Invitational (1/11), crossing the line in 10:17.2...finished 12th in the 5,000m (17:41.6) at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/14)...placed 6th at the BU Make Up Meet (2/14), covering 3,000m in 10:20.23...ran 16:57.7 for 5,000-meters at the ACC Championships (2/21).
Outdoor T&F: Did not compete...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR (2011-12)
All-ECAC indoor 3,000...Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
XC: Ran 21:18.1 at the NCAA Championships (11/21), placing fifth for Boston College...Scored fifth for BC and 43rd overall in 21:54.2, as the Eagles took second place at the NCAA Northeast Regional (11/12)...claimed 20th place at the ACC Championship (10/30), submitting a PR of 21:00.0 over 6K to help BC to a second place finish on its lowest point total at the conference meet (79 pts.)...scored fifth for BC in 21:25.5 at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational (10/14), coming in 115th overall...took ninth at the New England Championship (10/8), running 18:05 (5K)...was clocked at 21:36 (6K) at the Lehigh Paul Short Run (9/30), scoring third for BC in 57th place...finished fifth in the UMass Invitational (9/17), setting a personal record of 17:52.37.
Indoor T&F: Took third in the 3,000-meters at the BU Multi-Team Meet (1/19) with a time of 9:53.50...finished the 3,000-meters at the 2012 BU Terrier Classic (1/27-28) in 9:53.46...ran the 5,000-meters in 17:01.41 at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational (2/3-4)...at the ACC Championships (2/23-25), ran the 5,000-meters in 16:59.58...earned second ECAC honor with an eighth place finish in the 3,000 at the ECAC D1 Indoor Track and Field Championships (3/3-4) with a time of 9:50.01.
Outdoor T&F:
Finished the 5,000-meters in 17:08.61 at the Stanford Invitational (4/6-7)...competed in the 10,000-meters event at the ACC Championships (4/19-21)and finished in 36:09.12...ran the 10,000-meters at the ECAC Championships in 37:02.45.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11)
All-ECAC indoor 5,000...ran 10th fastest 10,000-meter time in school history (35:56.87)...Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
XC: First-year, walk-on member of the program ... placed fourth for BC at the NCAA Championships (11/22), crossing the line in 21:45 (6K) for 117th overall ... scored fourth for the Eagles at the NCAA Northeast Regional Qualifier (11/12) with a PR of 21:01.7 (6K) to take 27th overall ... turned out a 21:56.6 (6K) at the ACC Championship (10/30), finishing in 47th place overall in her first six kilometer race ... ran 17:53 at the Brown Invitational (10/15) ... made collegiate debut as the fourth finisher in the women's sub-varsity sweep of the New England championship (10/9), running 18:37 over 5K.
Indoor T&F: Earned ECAC honors with a fifth place finish in the 5,000-meter run (17:01.69) at the ECAC Championship...led Boston College in her first 5,000-meter contest at the ACC Championship (2/25) with a 17:08.04...set a personal record of 10:08.48 in the 3,000-meter run at the BU Valentine Invitational (2/12)...finished the 3,000-meter competition in a NEICAAA qualifying time of 10:22.33, taking 10th place at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/28)...in her first-ever track race, took third in the BU Tri-Meet (1/20) women's 3,000-meter race with a time of 10:09.50.
Outdoor T&F: Set a 3,000-meter PR of 16:57.85, taking 12th of 40 at the Penn Relays (4/27)...led BC with a ninth place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the ACC Championship (4/21), crossing in 35.56.87...collected the first win of her career at the UMass Invitational (4/9), topping a field of 40 in the 5,000-meter run at 17:21.86...opened the year with a personal record in the 5,000-meter run (17:01.56) at the Stanford Invitational (3/25-26).

BEFORE BC
Attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y...4 year member of varsity lacrosse team...served as team captain in 2009...two time all-county, all-league and all-section honoree...led team in scoring as a senior...served as team captain of cross country...four time all-county and all-league selection...three time state qualifier...captain of the indoor track & field team.

PERSONAL
Born May 14, 1991 in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. to Michael and Kathryn O'Brien...has an older brother, Michael, and an older sister, Caroline...enrolled in the College of A&S, double major in Economics and English.

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR OUTDOOR
Event
Overall PR

Season-Best
Overall PR

Season-Best
3000m 9:47.68 - ECAC (3/7/14) same --- ---
5000m 16:59.58 - ACC (2/23/12) same 16:57.85 - Penn Relays (4/28/11) 17:08.61 - Stanford (4/6/12)
10,000m --- --- 35:49.06 - ACC (4/17/14) 35:49.06 - ACC (4/17/14)
5K (XC) --- --- 17:43.00 - New England's (10/7/13) 17:43.00 - New England's (10/7/13)
6K (XC) --- --- 21:00.00 - ACC (10/30/11) 21:00.00 - ACC (10/30/11)
T&F Finishes Wins: 5 Top 3: 8 Top 5: 9 Top 10: 18

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