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Leah O'Connor
Leah O'Connor

RS Junior

Croswell, Mich.

High School:



Leah O'Connor Wins Third-Straight Steeple at Big Ten Championships

Four Spartans make it on the podium on day two of competition.


MSU Track & Field Wins 10 Medals at the Big Ten Championships

Spartans add six medals to close out the final day of competition at the conference meet.


MSU Track & Field Travels to 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Spartans head to Purdue University to compete against conference foes on May 16-18.


Spartan Track & Field Gears Up for GVSU Last Chance Weekend

MSU looks to add more to the NCAA Regional qualifying list in preparation for Big Tens.


Spartan Track & Field Continues Road Competition

Members of the team to compete at Drake Relays, GINA Relays and Ashland this weekend.


2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Five Spartans competed at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon (Photos by Phil Johnson)


2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships

2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Purdue University (May 16-18)


2014 Spartan Track & Field Invitational

2014 Spartan Track & Field Invitational


MSU at 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships

MSU won nine medals, broke seven MSU records & two meet records at the 2014 B1G Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Collegiate Bests
• 800m - 2:08.02
• 1,000m - 2:51.14
• 1,500m - 4:20.75
• Mile - 4:34.35 - MSU Record
• 3,000m - 9:29.09
• 5,000m - 16:09.46
• 3,000m steeplechase - 9:44.36

• First-Team USTFCCCA All-American
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
• First-Team All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Placed third in both the 4x1,500m relay and 1,500m at the Raleigh Relays, posting times of 18:32.88 and a season-best 4:20.75 respectively ... Ran a first-place time of 10:35.82 in the 3,000m steeple chase at the Spartan Invitational ... Placed first in the 3,000m steeple chase at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a time of 10:09.76 ... Ran a first-place 4:21.41 in the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... Placed first in the both the 3,000m steeple chase and 5,000m at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships with season-best times of 9:53.53 and 16:09.46 ... Ran a third-place 10:00.73 in the preliminary round of the 3,000m steeple chase at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... Placed fifth in the 3,000m steeple chase at the NCAA with a time of 9:53.71.
INDOOR: Placed third in the mile at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in a time of 4:42.04 ... Ran a career best time of 4:38.74 and broke both the school and meet record, finishing first in the mile at the SPIRE Invitational ... Ran a time of 4:40.71 in the mile in a dual meet with Michigan.

Second-Team USTFCCCA All-American
First-Team All-Big Ten
MSU Track Athlete of the Year
OUTDOOR: Took home the gold medal at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase in a season-best time of 10:12.36... First Team All-Big Ten Selection... Second Team All-American...Participated in the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships...Took first in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Penn Relays (10:25.65) and the Spartan Invitational (10:49.77) ... Part of the 4x1500m relay team that broke a school record and took first at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 18:27.05...Also finished sixth in the 1,500m at the Raleigh Relays with a career-best time of 4:24.92...Competed at the Jesse Owens Track Classic, finishing second in the 1,500m with a time of 4:27.35 and posted a time of 2:12.87 in the 800m to place sixth overall.
Ran a season-best time of 4:47.84 in the mile to place ninth at the SPIRE Invitational... Part of the distance medley relay that placed sixth with a time of 11:30.69 and finished seventh in the mile at the Big Ten Indoor Championship with a time of 4:48.54...Placed fifth in the 1,000m at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 2:53.63...Finished sixth in the mile at the Indiana Relays with a time of 4:50.83.

OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

High School:
A four-year letterwinner at Croswell-Lexington High School ... Was the state champion in the 800m and 1600m her final two seasons ... Finished third in the state in the 800m and 1600m as a sophomore, while also finishing 13th in cross country ... As a freshman, placed sixth in the 800m at the state meet ... Team captain her senior season in both cross country and track & field.

Personal: Born on Aug. 30, 1992 ... Daughter of George and Janet O'Connor ... Has four brothers, Scott, Patrick, George III, who is currently on the cross country and track & field teams at Oakland University, and Andrew; and has one sister, Allison, who ran track & field at Central Michigan.


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