Michael O'Leary
Michael  O'Leary

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. James, N.Y.

Event:
Distance


10/28/2017

Providence Cross Country's Rocha Wins BIG EAST Title

The women would finish second as a team while the men finished fourth.

11/17/2016

Providence Cross Country Ready For NCAA Cross Country Championships

The Friars race on Nov. 19.

10/28/2016

Women's Cross Country Captures BIG EAST Title, Men's Team Place Second

This is the Providence women's eighth BIG EAST Team Title.

2016-17 Cross Country: Placed eighth at the University of New Hampshire Tri-Meet in a time of 15:41.27 on Sept. 3… Finished 29th at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (25:16) on Sept. 16… … Finished 121nd at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (25:08.6) on Sept. 30…  Finished fifth at the CCSU Mini Meet (15:15.4) on Oct. 21… Placed 28th at the BIG EAST Championships (25:25.9) on Oct. 28… Indoor Track 2016-17: Won the Mile with a time of 4:23.35 at the Fordham Season Opener on Dec. 2… Finished second with a time of 2:30.16 and was a member of the 4x800 meter relay team that finished third (8:04.34) at the URI Sorlien Invitational on Jan. 21… Placed 13th in the 800 (1:59.13) at the URI Coaches Invitational on Feb. 4… Finished 40th in the Mile (4:12.00) at the BU Valentine Invitational on Feb. 11… Ran a time of 4:17.36 in the semifinals of the mile to qualify for the finals, where he placed 10th with a time of 4:15.41… Was also a member of the 4x800 meter relay team that placed fifth (7:42.10) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships on Feb. 24-25…  Finished 13th in the prelims of the 1,000 meters (2:27.82) at the IC4A Championships on March 4… Outdoor Track 2017: Finished ninth in the 1,500 meters (4:08.95) and was a member of the 4x800 meter relay team that finished first (7:56.61) at the Stony Brook Quad Meet on March 23…Was a member of the 4x400 meter relay that finished third (3:25.37) at the Bryant Black and Gold Invitational on April 2… Was a member of the Distance Medley Relay team that won the second heat (9:53.51) of the 123rd Penn Relays on April 28… Won the 3,000 meter Steeplechase with a time of 9:29.45 at the Brown Springtime Invitational on April 30… 2015-16 Cross Country: Placed 14th at the UNH Dual Meet on Sept. 5 in a time of 16:21.82 … Finished 16th at the Nassaney Invitational on Sept. 12 with a time of 15:24.0 … Finished 80th at the Princeton Inter Regional XC Invitational on Oct. 3 (25:25.6) … Placed 98th at the New England Championships on Oct. 10 in a time of 26:03.02 … Placed 5th at the CCSU Mini Meet on Oct. 23 (15:12.9) … Finished 38th at the BIG EAST Championships on Oct. 31 in a time of 25:04.6 … Indoor Track … Placed fourth in the 800 meters (1:58.08) at the Fordham Season Opener on Dec. 4 … Placed third in the 1,000 meters (2:32.53) and was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished fourth (3:28.61) at the URI Sorlien Memorial Invitational on Jan. 15 … Placed fourth in the 1,000 meters (2:26.54) at the Boston University Terrier Invitational on Jan. 30 … Placed fourth in the 800 meters (1:55.66) and was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed fifth (3:27.20) at the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational on Feb. 6 … Placed 18th in the 800 meters (1:52.64) at the BU Valentine Invitational on Feb. 13… Ran a time of 2:28.99 in the 1,000 meters prelims to qualify for the final, where he placed eighth (2:29.62) at the BIG EAST Championships on Feb. 26-27… Also was a member of the 4x800 meter relay team that finished third (7:37.16) at the BIG EAST Championships … Ran a time of 2:27.86 in the 1,000 meters prelims to qualify for the final, where he placed sixth (2:25.75) at the IC4A Championships on March 5-6… Outdoor Track… Placed 13th in the 600 meters (1:23.00) and was a member of the 4x800 meter relay team that placed second (8:08.38) at the Stony Brook Invitational on March 24 … Was a member of the 4x800 meter relay that placed second  (14:29.14) at the Colonial Relays on April 1-2… Finished eighth in the 800 meters in a time of 1:53.85 at the Ocean State Invitational on April 15 … Was a member of the distance medley relay team that placed fifth at the Penn Relays on April 28-30 … Ran a time of 3:57.98 in the 1500 meters prelims to qualify for the final, where he placed 12th (4:04.58) at the BIG EAST Championships on May 13-14… Also was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team which placed 7th (3:29.13)  at the BIG EAST Championships…

Personal Bests:
800 Meters ......... 1:52.64
1,000 meters ...... 2:25.75
Mile .................... 4:12.00
3k Steeple .......... 9:29.45

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