In a fifteen-year sport career, Paradise’s Trevor O’Brien has achieved outstanding success competing in competitions from the local to the international level in track and field, road race and cross-country running. In 1999, O’Brien was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics’ Association (NLAA) Male Road Runner of the Year. From 1999 to 2002 he won eight St. John’s Athlete of the Month Awards. In his athletic years with Memorial University from 1999 to 2001 he was very successful in his endeavors when he won three consecutive Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Championship Races and was named AUS Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year in each season. In addition he was named Atlantic University athlete of the week on several occasions as well as Canadian University Sport (CIS) athlete of the week in 2001. In 1999 he also won the AUS Championship Team Banner with Memorial University. From 2000 to 2003 he won three consecutive Tely 10 races. At the 2001 Canada Summer Games he claimed a silver medal for Newfoundland and Labrador in the 10,000-meter race. Coinciding with his university career, O’Brien was inducted into Memorial’s Athletic Honor Society in 2002. Nationally, from 2004 to 2006 he competed at the Olympic Trials placing fourth, won bronze at the National Track and Field Championships and placed second at the Victoria International Track Classic, all in the 1500-meter final. Proceeding graduation, his international career was established from 2005 to 2008, when O’Brien became a Sport Canada National Track and Field Carded Athlete crediting him as a member of Team Canada in Track and Field. In 2005 he qualified for the World Cross-Country Championships in France as an alternate for the short course team. As well in 2005 he represented Canada at the Francophone Games in Africa placing sixth in the 1500-meter final and eighth at the Pacific World Cup in Vancouver. In 2006, he represented Canada in the European Track Circuit as part of Athletics Canada’s Select Development Team and in 2007 placed first in the 1500-meter race at the Olympic Qualifiers International Meet in Oregon. Trevor O’Brien who holds some of the fastest middle and long distance track times in Newfoundland history, has demonstrated outstanding skill and ability in the sport of running and is a true icon in the Newfoundland and Labrador sport of Athletics community.
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Paul Barron (2015)