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