Earlier today, New Mexico announced that Fiona O'Keeffe will be turning pro. She joins former Lobo Weini Kelati and former Arkansas Razorback Taylor Werner as top collegiate distance runners who have recently opted to take their talents to the professional level.
O'Keeffe joined the New Mexico women last year as a graduate transfer, having eligibility remaining for only indoor track and outdoor track (but not cross country). Despite transferring into the program to pursue her masters degree, O'Keeffe will have ended up not competing for the New Mexico women.
The long-time Stanford runner is a wildly accomplished distance talent who secured a total of seven All-American honors between cross country and track. She owns personal bests of 4:39 (mile), 8:58 (3k), 15:31 (5k) and 32:12 (10k). Her 10k time recently came at the Sound Running Track Meet back in December.
O'Keeffe was ranked at TSR #6 in our 2021 D1 preseason women's Indoor Top 25 rankings.