Claire O'Brien
Claire  O'Brien


St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles North



BIG EAST Recognizes 2011-12 All-Academic Team

A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference

Career Notes: Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2009, 2010, 2012.

2011-12 (Senior)
Cross Country: Scored points in all six of DePaul's races...placed 99th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in DeKalb, Ill. in a time of 23:22.0...ran a season-best 6K time of 22:52.9 at the BIG EAST Championships, where she was also DePaul's top finisher...placed 17th at the UIC Home Opener.

2010-11 (Junior)
Cross Country: Ran in all seven races...finished ninth at the Vincentian Cup Invitational with a 4K time of 15:58...earned points in the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational with a 5K time of 18:53...collected points in the Bradley Classic, the BIG EAST Championships, and the NCAA Regionals.

2009-10 (Sophomore)
Cross Country: Ran in all seven competitions while scoring points in five... lowered her personal record in the 5K to 19:13 at the Notre Dame Invitational... ran a season-best 6K at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 23:22.

Indoor: Ran a personal-record mile at the Badger Track Classic in a time of 5:25.22... logged a season-best 3,000m time of 10:39.48 at the Blue and Gold Meet.

2008-09 (Freshman)
Cross Country: Raced in all seven competitions... broke into the Blue Demon top-five in four races... season-best 5K time ran at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational in a time of 19:40... fastest pace achieved at the Bradley Classic with a 6:16 average mile.

Indoor: Placed fourth at the Chicago Duals with a 3,000m time of 11:07.10... clocked a season-best time of 10:57.77 in the 3,000m at the Blue and Gold Meet... notched a mile time of 5:31.95 at the Bob Eubanks Open... helped earn sixth place in the 4x400m relay at the Chicago Duals with a time of 4:28.25.

Outdoor: Won the 5,000m at Viking Classic with a time of 19:16.48... finished in eighth place at the Chicagoland Championships with a 5,000m time of 18:56.18... season-best time in the 5,000m came at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a time of 18:49.89.

High School: Four-year letter winner in cross country and track and field... participated on the 2006 state championship qualifying cross country team... three mile personal record of 18:08... 5:32 personal-best time in the 1,600m... all-conference cross country honors her junior and senior year... named to the all-academic team 2006-2008... Upstate Eight Sportsmanship Award winner.

Personal: Daughter of Fran Yoshioka and Kerry O'Brien... enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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