Second All-Time At UMass In The Distance Medley Relay - 11:49.64 (2/18/2011)
First All-Time At UMass In The 4x800 Meter Relay - 8:54.72 (5/8/2011)
As a senior in 2011-2012: Outdoor Track: Competed in the 800 meter run and both the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays ... Her sole race of the season in the 4x800 meter relay resulted in a New England Championship and a time second best in UMass history for the event, the group posted a time of 9:00.01 at the New England Championships (5/12) ... Part of the 4x400 meter relay squad that placed second with a time of 3:54.65 assisting in a second place finish for the Minutewomen at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/21) ... Posted her best time of the season in the 800 meter run of 2:16.59 at the UMass Invitational (4/14).
As a junior in 2010-2011: Outdoor Track: Qualified for New Englands in the 800 meter run at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet with a time of 2:15.31...Ran a 2:20.75 at the Atlantic 10 Championship meet...Ran in the 1500 meter run at the UMass Invitational and ran at time of 4:45.58. Indoor Track: At the Reebok Boston Indoor Games finished with a time of 2:16.63 in the 800 meter run qualifying her for New Englands (1/29) ... Finished third as a member of the distance medley with a time of 11:49.64 at the A-10 Championship ... Finished third as a member of the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:14.71 at New Englands(2/26) qualifying them for ECACs Cross Country: At the NCAA Regional Championships (11/14), finished in 143rd place with a time of 22:46...Notched a 56th place finish with a time of 19:01 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/30)...Placed fifth on the team and 228th overall with a time of 23:30 at the Paul Short Invite (10/1)...Took 36th place at the UMass Home Meet (9/18) by crossing at 19:12...At the BC Invite (9/11), finished 103rd overall with a time of 21:05.
As a sophomore in 2009-2010: Did not compete in track.
As a freshman in 2008-2009: Outdoor Track: Was the team's top athlete in the 800 meter run... Set her best mark of the season in the 800 meters at the New England Championships (5/8), finishing ninth overall with a time of 2:13.79... Placed 16th at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3) in the 800 meter run, crossing at 2:17.56... Part of the 4X800 meter relay team that posted a season best time of 9:15.40 and placed 10th at the A-10 Championship meet... Competed in the 200 meter dash at the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/17)... Indoor Track: Top UMass athlete in the 800 meter run, also running on the 4X4 and 4X8 relay squads ... At the New England Championships (2/28), finished sixth with the 4X800 meter relay squad with a time of 9:22.87 ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21) posted her best time of the season (2:15.56) in the 800 with a fifth place finish, after ranking seventh in the prelims ... Helped the 4X4 at the Giegengack Invitational (2/7) for a second place finish with a time of 3:53.70 ... Cross Country: Ran at the NCAA Regional (11/15), ranking third on the team with a time of 24:01.6 in the 6K ... In the 5K, ran a 19:18.3 for a 48th overall finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships (11/1) ... Posted her best time at home vs. Maine/Vermont/Colgate (9/20) with a time of 18:57.
Before UMass: Attended Warwick Valley High School in Warwick, N.Y. ... Was an eight-time letterwinner under Coach Rich Furst ... As a sophomore placed second in the National Scholastic Indoor Championship (NSIC) Distance Medley Relay ... As a junior was part of the New York State 4X800m relay championship team ... Also won county and section championships in the 4x800 ... As a senior, team placed first in the Cross Country Asics Challenge Cup at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. and team finished 11th at the Nike Team Cross Country Nationals ... team won county and section titles ... part of NSIC Indoor National DMR championship relay with top time in the Nation for the season (11:44.44) ... Won state title in outdoor 4x800 relay ... Took first in NON Distance Medley Relay with the all-time U.S. record (11:31.81) ... Was an 11-time H.S. All-American and was a three time Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
Personal: Claire Elizabeth Pettit. Born February 23, 1990 in Ridgewood, N.J. Daughter of Raymond Pettit and Kathy Rodgers Pettit ... Majoring in Anthropology ... Enjoys playing the fiddle, writing, reading, traveling, drawing and eating ... Person she most admires is her mother.