O'Brien Runs No. 2 Time in School History
Feb. 9, 2018

SEATTLE, Wash. – Boise State’s distance runners have typically run their fastest times on the oversized track of the Dempsey Indoor Center. Clare O’Brien continued that tradition on the first day of the Husky Classic, Friday.  

Racing in the women’s invitational heat of the 5,000m, O’Brien took sixth in a field loaded with professional runners, running 15:42.60 to finish as the second collegian. O’Brien’s time is the sixth-fastest in the NCAA this season, and moves her up to No. 2 on the Boise State record book, behind only Allie Ostrander’s 15:21.85 in 2016.

O’Brien now has raced times in both the 3,000m and 5,000m that would qualify her for the indoor national championships, if the season were to end today.

Grace McConnochie (16:11.74) and Gracie Tostenson (16:58.28) both ran solid times in the 5,000m, with McConnochie setting a new personal best and finishing third in the second heat.

On the men’s side, Rhys Park (14:44.94) and Keegan McCormick (14:45.33) took 66th and 67th, respectively.

The Broncos will return to action for day two of the Husky Classic, tomorrow morning. The team will also be competing at the Boise State Challenge at Jacksons Indoor Track.



5000m | 66. Rhys Park- 14:44.94, 67. Keegan McCormick- 14:45.33


5000m | 6. Clare O’Brien- 15:42.60, 19. Grace McConnochie- 16:11.74, 44. Gracie Tostenson- 16:58.28

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