• 124 Consecutive Dual Meet Wins
  • 1997 State Championship
  • 12 District and 6 Regional Titles

Steve O’Brien impressive statistics:

120 straight dual meet victories
9 GMAC championships – including 6 in a row
12 district championships including 8 straight
6 regional champions – including five straight
1 state championship
1 state runner up
4 times his team finished third in the state

He coached 10 runners to an individual district title 5 of his runners were individual regional champions 10 of his runners were selected first team All-Dade 14 more were second-team.

Amazingly, four of his runners were named Columbus High Athlete of the year only football and track have had more another 2 won scholar athlete and one was the school’s sportsman athlete of the year  13 of his runners went on to run in college.

Steve O’Brien coached the Columbus cross country team for 20 years, he also assisted with the track and field team for 10 years when he retired from coaching cross country, Steve hadn’t lost a dual meet in 10 years. He walked away with a 124 match win steak.