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Claire O'Brien
Claire O'Brien


St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles North


DePaul Concludes Cross Country Season in DeKalb

The Blue Demons cross country squad


Graham Leads DePaul at BIG EAST Championships

Senior Matthew Graham placed fourth in the BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championship race.

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.