Cross Country

George O'Connor
George  O'Connor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Croswell, Mich.

High School:
Croswell-Lexington

Height:
6-2

Major:
Business


06/24/2015

OAKLAND TOPS HORIZON LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT SEMESTER

The Golden Grizzlies had a league-best 125 student-athletes honored

01/15/2015

OAKLAND LEADS LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT SEMESTER

The Golden Grizzlies had 125 student-athletes named to the list

11/14/2014

ZIOLKO AND BURR LEAD SOLID SHOWING AT NCAA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL

Both men's and women's team finish 20th in 10K and 6K race respectively

11/01/2014

FOUR RUNNERS EARN ALL-LEAGUE HONORS AT HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Women's team finishes third in 6K race while men's team placed fourth in 8K race

10/17/2014

JACOB BOWMAN LEADS OAKLAND AT BRADLEY PINK CLASSIC

Bowman and Karli Keur top finishers in men's 8K and women's 6K

08/29/2014

Golden Grizzly Open

The men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2014 season hosting the annual Golden Grizzly Open

10/27/2012

Summit League Cross Country Championship - Oct. 27, 2012

Oakland hosted the 2012 Summit League Cross Country Championships at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course.

09/14/2012

Oakland at Spartan Invitational

The Oakland men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. on Friday

2014 Cross Country
▪ Finished sixth at the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 29)
▪ Placed 16th at the Horizon League Championship with a 8K time of 25:48 (Nov. 1)
▪ Earned 22nd-place finish at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open (Sept. 13)
▪ Set career-best 10K time of 32:22 at the NCAA Regionals (Nov. 14)

2013 Cross Country
▪ Recorded a season-best 8K time of 25:58 at the Bradley "Pink" Classic on Oct. 19.
▪Earned a top-ten finish by finishing ninth at the Golden Grizzly Open on Aug. 30 in 16:31.3 (5K).

2012
▪ Finished top two on the team in five out of his seven races and won two events
▪ Won first-ever collegiate race with a 19:15.3 in the 6K at the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 31)
▪ Won the IPFW Invitational with an 8K time of 27:14.9 (Sept. 8)
▪ Earned career-best 8K time of 25:39 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12)

O'Connor's Career Bests
Four Mile: 21:29.22 (2013)
Five Mile: 25:27.9 (2014)
5K: 16:31.3 (2013)
6K: 19:15.3 (2012)
8K: 25:39 (2012)
10K: 32:22 (2012)

High School
▪ Four-year letterwinner for coach Rick Shaw
▪ All-State runner in 2010
▪ Finished fourth at the Division II state meet in the 4x800-meter relay his senior year

Academic Achievemtns
▪ Graduated high school with honors

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Earning All-State in 2010

Personal
Full Name: George Russell O'Connor
Birthdate: Feb. 24, 1994
Parents: George and Janet O'Connor
Siblings: Scott, Allison, Patrick, Leah and Andrew
▪ Sister, Allison, ran track and field at Central Michigan
▪ Sister, Leah, currently runs at Michigan State

Top Three Reason for Choosing Oakland
1. Opportunity to run at the Division I level
2. The cross country and track and Field programs
3. Quality Facilities

NCAA Horizon Nike Oakland University Varsity