UNLV: An experienced distance runner who enters her senior season at UNLV ... will compete in both cross country and track and field for the Rebels.
2004-05 (Junior): Ran in two cross country events, with her best time coming in the UNLV Invite (22:13.95) ... did not compete in the indoor season ... ran in one outdoor meet, finishing 22nd in the 5,000 meters (21:22.16) at the Long Beach Invitational.
2003-04 (Sophomore): Did not compete during the cross country season or indoor season ... finished 20th in the 5,000 meters at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 20:29.95.
2002-03 (Freshman): Finished 62nd in the MWC Cross Country Championships in a time of 26:52.40 ... competed in the outdoor season.
High School: Lettered in cross country and track for three years for the Falcons ... team captain on both squads for her junior and senior years ... two-time MVP in cross country ... named all-league and all-region for cross country and track in 2000 and 2001 ... member of the 4x800 meter relay team which finished second in the state of Nevada in 2001.
Personal: Colleen Ann O'Brien ... born on Sept. 28, 1984, in Kenosha, WI .. the daughter of Jerry and Maryann O'Brien ... enrolled in the UNLV Honors College ... majoring in English.
O'Brien's UNLV Career Bests
Cross Country 5K 20:42.00 at Long Beach State Invitational (10/19/02) 6K 24:25.00 at Stanford Invitational (9/28/02) Indoor 55 M 7.56 at Texas Tech Open (1/19/02) Outdoor 1,500 M 5:09.54 at Steve Scott Invitational (4/3/03) 3,000 M 11:12.73 at Cal-Nevada Championships (4/11/03) 5,000 M 20:09.64 at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/18/03)