Clare O'Brien
Clare  O'Brien


Queensland, Australia



Outdoor Season Begins at NNU

The Broncos will open the outdoor season this weekend (March 23-24) at the NNU Open


Boise State Has 73 Named Academic All-MW

Boise State Athletics sets department record with 73 student-athletes named to 2017 Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team


Broncos Rank Among the Nation's Best

Boise State's women's cross country and indoor track and field teams have the Blue and Orange in sixth place in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings


Broncos Send Record Number to NCAAs

Three women will compete individually at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, while the team also qualified the women's distance medley relay


O'Brien Runs No. 2 Time in School History

Sophomore finishes sixth in a loaded 5,000m field in 15:42.60 on the first day in Seattle


2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships

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


Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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


Border Clash (April 28-29)

Border Clash (April 28-29)


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

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- 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.

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.

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

Mile - 4:56.39
3,000m - 9:09.01

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

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

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