Year: Senior
Hometown: Abingdon, England
High School: Larkmead School



2017 Outdoor: NCAA East Regional Qualifier...set new school record in the weight throw (58.32m)...competed at ten events…won the hammer throw (55.82m) at the Maryland Invitational (3/18)…took 4th place in the hammer throw throwing 55.44m at the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/24)…finished 13th in the hammer throw (54.66m) at the Florida Relays (3/30-4/1)…placed 2nd in the hammer throw (54.94) at the Virginia Quad (4/8)…won the hammer throw (51.16m) during the Hopkins Invitational (4/14)…finished 5th in the hammer throw (58.32m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/21-22)…took 5th in the shotput (9.69m), 5th in the discus (35.41m), and 2nd in the hammer throw (53.10m) during the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5)…placed 9th in the hammer throw (56.69m) during the Big Ten Championships (5/12-14)…finished 40th in the hammer throw(53.00m) at the NCAA Division 1 East Preliminary Round (5/25-27).

2017 Indoor: Competed at five events in the weight throw…placed 5th throwing 16.65m at the Terrapin Invitational (1/21)…took 4th place clearing 16.58m at the Wesley A. Brown Women’s Invitational (1/28)…finished 14th throwing 16.52m at the Armory Track Invitational (2/3-4)…finished 17th throwing a career best 16.67m at the SPIRE NCAA D1 Indoor Track Meet (2/10-11)…had a top 20 finished throwing 16.59m during the Big Ten Championships (2/24-25).

Before Maryland: Transferred from St. Francis (PA), where she was a two-time NEC Champion in the hammer throw (2014 & 2015)…NEC record holder in the hammer throw (58.91m)….qualified for NCAA Eastern Regionals as a freshman and sophomore…won Penn Relays collegiate section in 2014 with throw of 58.98 meters (Irish Junior Record)…competed for Ireland at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon finishing 11th in the hammer…competed for Ireland at the 2015 European Senior Team Championships in Crete.

Personal: Daughter of Kevin O’Hara and Celia O’Hara…lists biggest sports thrill as hitting a new personal record…nicknames are “No Knees O’Hara” and “Irish Thunder”…shotguns coffee before every meet…favorite pregame meal in courgetti spaghetti…lists most interesting accomplishment as 11th place finish at World Juniors…major is communication.  

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