Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior Jordan O’Brien has signed a letter of intent to compete in NCAA Division I Track and Field for Saint Joseph’s University. During her high school career, she has competed as a hurdler, jumper, mid-distance runner, and was team captain for the Colonials.
“Jordan is committed to learning and growing within the sport and has yet to touch her full athletic ability on the track and on the field,” said PWHS Coach Alysha Cook. “She will be an amazing asset to Saint Joe’s University.”
In addition to qualifying for the 2018 and 2019 PIAA District Championships in the 300-meter hurdles and high jump as a Colonial, O’Brien also qualified for the 2018-2019 Penn Relays in the 4×4 and 4×1 relay, as well as the 2018 and 2019 Junior Olympic Games in the 400-meter hurdles, high jump, and 400-meter dash.
“I love being on a team where I’m able to run and go new places and meet new people through competition,” said Jordan. “I’m looking forward to being able to compete against some of the best college athletes from around the world and also making life-long friendships with my teammates.”
O’Brien started running with the local track organization Conshohocken Electric Force at the age of three and was also captain of the Colonials’ volleyball team.
Photo: Sitting: Jordan’s father Joe O’Brien, Jordan O’Brien, Jordan’s mother Tishara O’Brien, and sister Tori O’Brien. Standing: Jordan’s sister Taylor O’Brien and brother Joey O’Brien. Courtesy of Colonial School District.