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Haley O'Connor

Age: 24

Events:  1500/800 meters

Hometown: Sammamish, WA

College competed for: Western Washington University

Personal Bests

800m: 2:12.6

1500m: 4:27.3

Mile:  4:51    

3000m Steeplechase: 10:38.5            

Career Highlights

2016  Doris Heritage Distance Classic, 800m, 2:12.6, 1st place

2016  UW Invitational (Indoor), mile, 4:51

2016 San Francisco Distance Carnival, 1500m, 4:30.4, 4th place overall

2016 Simon Fraser University, 800m, 2:13.02, 1st place

2016 Oregon Relays, 1500m/800m, 4:30.8/2:12.6

2016 WWU Ralph Vernacchia Invitational, 1500m, 4:27.3

2016 Oregon Twilight, 1500m, 4:30.3

2016 Alaska Distance Classic, 5k road race, 18:43, 2nd place

2016 Northwest Trail Run, Half Marathon, 1:37:04.1, 4th place overall, 1st female

2015 NCAA DII Outdoor National Championships, 1500m, 10th place

2015 GNAC Outdoor Championships, 1500m, 4:29.7, 2nd place

2015 SFU Emilie Mondor Invite, 800m, 2:15.01, 3rd place

2015 GNAC Indoor Championships, Mile, 5:04, 6th place

2011 Member of WWU XC teams that placed 12th nationally

Volunteer Work

Helping the Western Washington University XC and Track Teams


Grew up in Sammamish, Washington. I got into running in 2006. I was excited to earn the opportunity to run for Western Washington University from 2011-2015. I competed at the NCAA championships 4 times, three times in XC and once in outdoor track. Being a runner can mean different things to people. This sport has so much variety and I get so excited about the opportunities available. I plan to focus on track for a while and see what I can really do in a 1500 and 800, seeing as I never really focused on those events before.