Year: Freshman
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
High School: Xavier


Before Holy Cross:

  • Three-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Xavier under Patrick Dormer.
  • Captain during senior season for cross country.
  • Earned team’s sophomore class MVP and junior class most improved honors.
  • Owns personal best of 16:23 in three-mile.
  • Team placed fourth at CHSAA Championships and won NYCHSAA title in 2018.
  • Team won indoor NYCHSAA and CHSAA championships in 2018.
  • Indoor personal bests include 54.1 in 400m, 1:29 in 600m, 2:04 in 800m and 4:39 in 1600m.
  • Won Jim Scott Leadership Award in 2019 during outdoor track season.
  • Team earned outdoor NYCHSAA title in 2018.
  • Outdoor personal bests include 54.3 in 400m, 2:06 in 800m and 4:43 in 1600m.
  • Named to school’s academic honor roll four times.
  • Co-President of Spectrum at Xavier and member of Xavier Review.


  • Son of Tim and Rita O’Brien.
  • Has one sister (Stella).
  • Plans to major in English at Holy Cross, looking to pursue a career in journalism.
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