Colin O’Mara

R-Sr | 5-10 | Distance | Little Rock, Ark. | Catholic HS/Villanova

Senior (2018)
Competed in five meets during the indoor season… Set personal-bests in the 800-meters (1:56.66), 1,000-meters (2:33.00), and Mile (4:12.54)… Competed in three meets during the outdoor season… Set a personal-best in the 1,500-meters (3:54.98) at the Arkansas Twilight (May 4)

At Villanova (2013-2016)
2016 Cross Country: Ran in five races during the season … Was the team’s fifth scoring runner at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where he finished with a time of 32:58.1 over 10000 meters … Finished sixth on the team and 42nd overall at the BIG EAST Championships, where he8000-meter000 meter course in 26:24.1 … Made his season debut at the Main Line Invitational with a 30th place finish and a personal best time of 20:48.5 over four miles … Finished 144th in a field of more than 500 runners at the Chile Pepper Festival with an 8000-meter time of 25:46.2 … Recorded a time of 27:29 over 5.2 miles at the Penn State National.

2016 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2015-16 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2015 Cross Country: Ran in the Main Line Invitational and finished 87th with a time of 21:42 on the four-mile course at Haverford College.

2015 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2015 Indoor: Competed in the Mile at the Metro Team Challenge and registered a time of 4:29.00 to finish in 28th place.

2014 Cross Country: Did not compete at any meets.

2014 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2013-14 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 4×400 meter relay team … Placed third individually in the U18 Boys 1500 meters.

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 … Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business.