Women's Cross Country


  Claire Pettit
Claire Pettit


Warwick, N.Y.

High School:


Long Distance


2010-11 (Junior): 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.

2009-10 (Sophomore): Cross Country: Had a consistently good season as a sophomore... Was a top-five team finisher in each of the six meets she competed in... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/31), grabbed 20th place overall (20:47)... Took 89th overall at the New England Championships (10/10) with a time of 19:19... Nabbed 16th place overall and first on the team at the UMass-Five Way Meet (9/19), crossing at 18:28.

2008-09 (Freshman): 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: Competed in five meets ... At the NCAA Regional finished the 6K in 24:01 (11/15) ... Finished the 5K in 19:18 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (11/1) ... Finished the 5K in 19:15 at the Albany Invitational (10/18) ... At the Paul Short Invitational finished the 6K in 22:58 (10/3) ... At home versus Maine and Vermont finished the 5K in 18:57 placing seventh overall (9/20).

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, placed first in the Cross Country Asics Challenge Cup at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. ... 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 ... Intends to Major in Anthropology ... Enjoys playing the fiddle, writing, reading, traveling, drawing and eating ... Person she most admires is her mother.

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