Jadin O'Brien Wins Second Straight NCAA Pentathlon Title


Continuing her remarkable journey at Notre Dame, Jadin O'Brien successfully defended her NCAA Indoor pentathlon championship this season, setting new records along the way. O'Brien not only secured her second consecutive victory but also shattered The Track at New Balance's facility record with an impressive score of 4,497, surpassing the previous record of 4,329.

Having placed 4th at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in her first two collegiate years, Jadin O'Brien, a graduate of DSHA, has now solidified her status as a legend at Notre Dame and in NCAA history, claiming two indoor titles.

Jadin O'Brien Pentathlon Results

Pentathlon EventMark/TimePlace
60m Hurdles8.354th
High Jump5' 6.5"14th
Shot Put47' 0.75"1st
Long Jump19' 11"7th

O'Brien started out her day with a strong 4th place hurdles performance, just off her PR of 8.32 from last year's indoor championships. She then finished 14th in the high jump, falling off her pace from her 2023 title. O'Brien rebounded from there, winning the shot put after finishing 2nd last year, and then nearly matching her performances from 2023 in the long jump and 800m. 

The result...another NCAA title and a similar score to her 4,512 points scored in 2023!

2024 NCAA Indoor Pentathlon Scores

1Jadin O'Brien4497Notre Dame
2Jenelle Rogers4430Ball State
3Kristine Blazevica4427Texas
4Allie Jones4369USC
5Eliza Kraule4353Rice

Surpassing records and expectations, O'Brien's performance cements her legacy not only at Notre Dame but in NCAA history. Her journey from placing 4th in her initial collegiate years to claiming two indoor titles exemplifies her growth and resilience, making her a true legend in the world of track and field. As O'Brien continues her journey, her achievements will undoubtedly inspire future generations of athletes to push beyond their limits and strive for greatness.