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Colin O'Mara

Player Profile
Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.

High School:
Catholic

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
01/05/1995

Experience:
So./Fr.

On O'Mara: Has great potential as a distance runner ... Came into Villanova with a good amount of experience and should continue to make progress ... Will have the opportunity to make contributions to the team during meets this year in both cross country and on the track.

2014 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2014 Indoor: Ran in the 3000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and finished in ninth place with a time of 9:19.56.

2013 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed at three meets as an unattached runner ... Opened the season with a time of 20:04.20 over 6,000 meters at the Friend Big Five Invitational ... Placed 48th in that meet ... Ran twice on the four-mile course at Haverford, coming in 61st at the Main Line Invitational (21:09.96) and 23rd at the Haverford Invitational (21:18.30).

Catholic High School: Registered consecutive top-15 finishes at the Arkansas 7A Cross Country Championships ... Came in 12th at the state meet as a junior and finished ninth as a senior ... Runner-up in the 1600 meters at the Arkansas Outdoor Track & Field Meet of Champions ... Earned all-state honors in both cross country and track ... Was the 7A state champion in the 1600 meters as a senior ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society) and the Beta Club.

Emerald A.C.: Competed for Emerald A.C. in Ireland and was a member of the U18 Boys national championship 4x400 meter relay team ... Placed third individually in the U18 Boys 1500 meters.

Personal: Born 1/5/95 ... One of three sons of Frank and Patty O'Mara ... Has two brothers, Jack and Harry ... Father is a three-time Olympian for his native Ireland and a two-time world indoor champion in the 1500 meters ... Also ran collegiate track at Arkansas and was an NCAA individual champion in the 1500 meters ... Has yet to declare a major.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                                    1:57.4                    High School
3000 Meters                                   9:02.58                   High School

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                                              2013-14
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