Clare O'Brien
Clare  O'Brien

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Queensland, Australia

Event:
Distance

07/28/2017

Ostrander Headlines USTFCCCA Honors

Allie Ostrander was named the USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, headlining eight Broncos who were recognized by the USTFCCCA for their accomplishments as student-athletes

06/10/2017

Ostrander Wins 3,000m Steeplechase Title

Allie Ostrander won the 3,000m steeplechase and took fourth in the 5,000m Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

06/08/2017

Ostrander Advances in the Steeplechase

Allie Ostrander was impressive in clocking a career-best 9:50.55 in the 3,000m steeplechase to secure her spot in Saturday's final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

06/06/2017

Bronco Trio Heads to Eugene

Sadi Henderson, Clare O'Brien and Allie Ostrander will represent the Blue and Orange this week in Eugene, Ore., at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

05/27/2017

Ostrander and O'Brien Punch 5k Tickets

Allie Ostrander and Clare O'Brien highlighted the last day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships by earning qualifying spots to nationals in the 5,000m

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)

04/28/2017

Border Clash (April 28-29)

Border Clash (April 28-29)

02/24/2017

Boise State - Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships (Feb. 23-25)

Boise State - Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships (Feb. 23-25)

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

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
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

Cross Country
6k - 20:35.1

Prep

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


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