Mile News Tagged Leah O'connor


The Best Mile Moments of 2015

December 30, 2015

Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

To say the least, it was...

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Leah O’Connor has banner year

December 29, 2015

The NCAA Indoor Mile record holder and champion finished her time at Michigan State with 10 career conference championships, the most in school history.

Joseph Hayes, Times Herald

There were many challenges and obstacles, but Leah O'Connor overcame them all.

And when she looks back at the...

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NCAA Champ Leah O’Connor: ‘I’m Just Now Falling in Love with Running’

April 28, 2015

The Michigan State University senior talks about goals, training, and racing in her final season as a Spartan.

By John A. Kissane, Running Times

As she laughs at memories of her childhood running experiences on the family farm near Croswell, Michigan, it’s clear Leah O’Connor’s strengths as...

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Leah O’Connor talks success, training and her last season racing as a Spartan

April 09, 2015

"My goal is the same as always: healthy, happy, fast. Except it’s my last go around in a Michigan State uniform, so I am going to soak it all up more than ever."

By Giovanni Reyes, FloTrack

After a few Championship wins over the past 3 seasons - including a title and meet record at the 2015...

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Leah O’Connor Staying on Track

March 27, 2015

Senior Leah O'Connor has become one of the most decorated athletes in MSU history. But the runner, who most recently snagged the national NCAA indoor Mile title, has come a long way in the last five years.

By Ryan Squanda, The State News

There are a lot of “lasts” coming for MSU senior track...

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O’Connor wins NCAA Mile title in record-breaking fashion

March 16, 2015

"Not only has she been an exceptional leader, but she's been an equally great person for our team and that's just a testament to her and her family."

By The Times Herald

Leah O'Connor's sensational Michigan State University running career keeps getting better.

The 2010 Croswell-Lexington...

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