Notre Dame’s O’Brien Brings Home Pentathlon Gold Medal

Notre Dame's O'Brien Brings Home Pentathlon Gold Medal

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (Notre Dame Athletics Communications) – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish started out on strong as the the first national title was handed out to Jadin O’Brien in the women’s pentathlon on the opening day of the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

O’Brien finished the day with 4512 points and set two event personal bests, and recorded a personal best for the pentathlon overall. Her total makes her the number ten collegian of all-time in the pentathlon. 

She started out taking third in the 60 meter hurdles and registering 1057 points which placed her in second place overall. O’Brien then hit a personal best on the high jump when she cleared 1.72m. She remained in the top three until her presence was made known by the third event, the shot put, where she posted a personal best with a throw of 13.85m. 

There were two events left for O’Brien to secure the national title. In the long jump she hit her mark of 6.09m to take sixth place and tallying 3597 points. She entered into the 800 meter needing to run at least a 2:14.31 to get 930 more points to push her to first place. O’Brien ran for a 2:13.40 to secure the national title and finish with 4512 points.

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