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Dena O'Brien

Cross Country/Middle Distance
Pelham, Ala.
High School
College of Charleston
Previous School
Dena O'Brien - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

2013 Outdoor
Did not compete

2013 Indoor
Did not compete

2012 Cross Country
Did not compete due to injury

Before Virginia (at College of Charleston)
2012 Outdoor
Southern Conference Champion in 10,000m
Won 3,000m at Shamrock Invite
Won 1,500m at South Carolina Weems Baskin Invite

2012 Indoor
Southern Conference champion in 3,000m and 5,000m
Placed second in mile at SoCon Champs
Won 5,000m with New Balance Collegiate Invite

2011 Cross Country
Named to First-Team All-Conference with third-place finish at SoCon Championships
Won Citadel Invite

2011 Outdoor
5,000m Southern Conference champion
Became third CofC athlete to compete at NCAA East Preliminaries

2011 Indoor
5,000m Southern Conference champion
5k also broke a 22-year-old SoCon record

2010 Cross Country
SoCon Freshman of the Year
First-Team All-Conference and All-Freshman selection
Placed fifth at SoCon Championships
Won Citadel Invitational with a time of 18:19.77


Received all-state status for the past two seasons
Attended the Florida State Winter Distance Project in 2009
Had the opportunity to work with Trent Sanderson of Team Prep USA

Daughter of Tim and Julie O[apos]Brien
Commited time to working for the Ronald McDonald House and the Safe House
Enjoys biking and swimming.