Clare O'Brien
Clare  O'Brien

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Queensland, Australia

Event:
Distance

11/11/2016

XC Men and Women Both Take 7th

The men's and women's teams both took seventh place at the 2016 NCAA West Regional Championship Friday at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, Calif.

11/09/2016

West Regional Next Test for Broncos

The Boise State cross country team will compete in the NCAA West Regional Championship this Friday at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, Calif.

10/28/2016

Men's Team, Uchikoshi Victorious

The Boise State men's team won the team title and Yusuke Uchikoshi won the individual crown Friday morning at the Mountain West XC Championships in Kuna, Idaho at Falcon Crest Golf Club

10/26/2016

Broncos Set to Host MW Championships

The Boise State cross country team will host the 2016 Mountain West Cross Country Championships this Friday, Oct. 28 at the Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna

10/14/2016

Peloquin Wins at Wisconsin Invitational

Brenna Peloquin won for the second time this season, capturing the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational title on Friday afternoon in Madison, Wis.

11/11/2016

2016 NCAA West Regional - Cross Country

2016 NCAA West Regional - Cross Country, Nov. 11, 2016. Haggin Oaks Golf Course | Sacramento, Calif.

10/28/2016

2016 Mountain West Cross Country Championships

2016 Mountain West Cross Country Championships, Falcon Crest Golf Club, Kuna, ID | Oct. 28

2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field All-America Honorable Mention - 5,000m
2017 NCAA West Preliminary Championships Qualifier - 5,000m
2017 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Champion - Distance Medley Relay
2017 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Champion - 3,000m
2016 Mountain West Cross Country Women's Freshman of the Year
2016 Second-Team All-Mountain West - Cross Country

2017-18: CROSS COUNTRY- Followed up her breakout freshman season as a consistent presence for the Broncos as a sophomore . . . No. 3 runner for the team at the NCAA Championships, finishing 77th in her first NCAA cross country experience (Nov. 18) . . . Three spots shy of All-Region honors at the West Region Championships, running 20:21.8 for a 28th-place finish (Nov. 11) . . . Finished 25th at the Mountain West Championship (Oct. 27) . . . No. 3 runner at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (Oct. 13) and Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 30), finishing 56th and 18th, respectively.

2016-17: CROSS COUNTRY - Enjoyed a sensational freshman season…was named the Mountain West Women’s Freshman of the Year, along with also being named second-team All-Mountain West…started off her collegiate career with a runner-up finish at the Sagebrush Invitational (5K), clocking a time of 17:38.15…was the Broncos’ No. 4 finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational, running a 22:36.6 for 38th…earned a top-100 finish at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, clocking a 21:21.8 for 95th place…her conference accolades came after she took 12th thanks to a 20:56.4 on the 6-kilometer course at the conference championships…was 43rd at the NCAA West Regional, crossing the line in 20:35.1 as the Broncos’ No. 3 finisher...INDOOR – Was one of the top-two performers on the women’s team in the indoor season…won the 3,000m title at the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships, clocking a 9:24.75 – the fastest 3k time at the conference championship in the league’s history…also helped the DMR team win the conference title with a 11:19.39…was just shy of qualifying to nationals in the 3,000m…her 9:09.01 at the Husky Classic in the 3,000m makes her the second-fastest Bronco in school history in the event…logged another exceptional 3k performance two weeks earlier at the UW Invitational, clocking a 9:21.76 for 10th place…kicked off the year at the Ed Jacoby Invitational and posted a 4:58.02 in the mile to win the event…OUTDOOR – Put together a phenomenal outdoor season that culminated in an All-America honorable mention honor in the 5,000m (16:06.08) after taking 17th place at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships…qualified ahead to nationals after earning the last 5k spot in the west region thanks to a 16:41.62 for 12th place at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships…took fifth in the 5,000m at the conference championships with a 16:43.45 and posted a 37:21.72 in the 10k to place ninth…logged some solid speed work at the Bryan Clay Invitational, posting a 4:27.08 in the 1,500m…opened the year with her eventual qualifying time in the 5k at the Stanford Invitational, crossing the line in 15:57.36.

PREP: Clare O'Brien will enter her collegiate career with having recently won the Queensland U20/Open 4K and 8K Cross Country Championships earlier this year. She ran a 13:54 on her way to winning the 4K and a 28:15 to secure the 8K title.  O'Brien just competed in the Gold Coast Southern Cross University 10K run and finished in fifth (34:32). She also won the Bridge to Brisbane title in 2014. Her personal-best 3,000m time is 9:34.90 and her best 1,500m time is 4:33.54.

CAREER BESTS
Cross Country
5k- 17:00.27 
6k - 20:21.8

Indoor
Mile - 4:58.02
3,000m - 9:09.01

Outdoor
1,500m - 4:27.08
5,000m - 15:57.36
10,000m - 37:21.72

Prep
3,000m - 9:34
5,000m - 16:55


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