Clare O'Brien
Clare  O'Brien

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Queensland, Australia

Event:
Distance

06/07/2018

Ostrander Qualifies, O'Brien Takes 12th

Clare O'Brien ran well and took 12th in the 10,000m while Allie Ostrander easily advanced in the 3,000m steeplechase Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

06/04/2018

Bronco Quintet Heads to Nationals

Alexis Fuller, Sadi Henderson, Clare O'Brien, Allie Ostrander and Kristie Schoffield will represent Boise State at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week in Eugene, Ore.

05/27/2018

Boise State Will Send Five to Eugene

Alexis Fuller (1,500m) locked up her first trip to nationals while Allie Ostrander (5,000m) punched another ticket to Eugene Saturday night at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships

05/25/2018

Broncos Qualify Three More Friday

Allie Ostrander (3,000m Steeplechase), Sadi Henderson (800m) and Kristie Schoffield (800m) all punched their tickets to nationals Friday night in Sacramento

05/25/2018

O'Brien Advances to Nationals in 10K

Clare O'Brien (32:39.30) took ninth in the 10,000m Thursday night at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships, thereby punching her ticket to nationals in the process

06/07/2018

NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (June 6-9)

NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (June 6-9) | Eugene, Ore.

05/24/2018

NCAA West Preliminary Championships

NCAA West Preliminary Championships - Sacramento, Calif. (May 24-26)

05/11/2018

MW Outdoor Track and Field Championships

MW Outdoor Track and Field Championships (5-11-2018)

06/08/2017

2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships

2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships (June 7-10)

05/12/2017

Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships (May 10-13)

2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Second-Team All-American- 5,000m
2018 All-Mountain West Indoor Track and Field- 5,000m
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 . . . INDOOR- Reached the NCAA Indoor National Championships for the first time in her career, qualifying in the 5,000m. Took 14th in the 5,000m in 16:23.66 for second-team All-American honors (March 9-10) . . . Was a scorer in both the 3,000m and 5,000m at the conference championships. Took fourth in the 3,000m in 9:35.07, while finishing with runner-up honors in the 5,000m (Feb. 22-24) . . .  Posted a new personal best and the second best time in the 5,000m in school history by running it in 15:42.60 and placing sixth at the Husky Classic. Her time is the fastest indoor 5,000m ever run by an Australian woman (Feb. 9-10) . . . Took fourth in the 3,000m, top NCAA athlete, at the UW Invitational, running 9:12.28 (Jan. 26-27) . . . Set a new personal best of 4:56.39 in the mile at the Ed Jacoby Invitational (Jan. 12-13) to win that event. Also ran the 1,600m leg of the Boise State ‘White’ DMR that weekend.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
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 - 4:56.39
3,000m - 9:09.01
5,000m- 15:42.60

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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