Leah O'Connor
Leah O'Connor

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Croswell, Mich.

High School:
Croswell-Lexington


09/04/2014

Spartans Head to Oregon for Bill Dellinger Invitational

Women's Race features pair of top-10 teams in Oregon and MSU

08/13/2014

Spartan Cross Country Teams Kick Off Season August 29

MSU women set to defend Big Ten title

11/21/2013

MSU Cross Country Travels To 2013 NCAA Championships

Caleb Rhynard and the Spartan women look to represent MSU on national stage.

11/15/2013

Women's Cross Country Finishes Third, Men Place Fifth at NCAA Regionals

Rhynard earns automatic individual bid to Nationals with fourth-place overall finish.

11/14/2013

MSU Cross Country to Compete At NCAA Regionals

Spartans look to secure automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.

09/13/2013

2013 Spartan Invitational

On Sept. 13, Michigan State cross country hosted the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational at Forest Akers East.

2013:
Won the Spartan Invitational with a 6k time of 20:54... Turned in a runner-up finish as she ran a6k time of 20:56.90 at the Big Ten Championships... Finished fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a 6k time of 20:23... Placed 22nd with a 6k time of 20:13 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational... Had a 6k time of 20:49.10 at the NCAA Championships for 44th place... Finished 12th at the Roy Griak Invitational with a 5k time of 21:15...Earned first team All-Conference honors...Received All-Region honors.

2012:
Ran a time of 21:39 to finish 11th at the Spartan Invitational...Placed 18th at the Louisville Classic with a time of 17:14.14...Competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing 48th with a time of 20:27...Clocked a personal-best 6k time of 20:24.60 at the Big Ten Championships, finish in fourth-place overall...Recorded a time of 20:41 to finish 12th at the Great Lakes Regional...Ran at the NCAA Championships, placing 122nd with a time of 20:55.5...Earned first team All-Conference honors...Received All-Region honors.

2011:
Finished fourth at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 18:58.07 ... Placed 15th at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 21:21 ... Ran the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 21:45.8 ... Competed in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, posting a time of 21:22.60 ... Finished 27th at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 21:00 ... Placed 33rd at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 21:27.1 ... Ran the NCAA Championships in a time of 21:50.

2010:
Competed unattached at the EMU Fall Classic and placed seventh with a time of 18:34.7.

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...Majoring in broadcast journalism.