Claire Brown
Claire Brown
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Petersburg, Ill.
High School: Porta HS
Major: Exercise Science

2011: Finished sophomore season running personal bests in back-to-back weeks at the Bradley Classic (6K) and the Illini Open (5K) with times of 23:38.26 and 19:26, respectively ... Top finish came at the SIUE Cross Country Challenge where she finished 12th overall ... Competed in all five SIUE events.

2010: Competed in all six meets for the Cougars during her freshman season ... Turned in top time in a 5,000-meter race at the EIU Panther Open (19:43) and best finish at the SIUE Cross Country Challenge (14th) ... Best time on a 6,000-meter course was 24:08 at the Bradley Classic, which placed her 14th on the all-time freshman list ... Top finish in a 6k came in 17th place at the SIUE Cross Country Open.

Prep: Named All-State in cross country as a sophomore and junior at Porta High School ... Selected team Most Valuable Player in 2008 ... Four-time state medalist in 4x800 relay ... Holds school record in 4x800 and 4x400 relays running anchor leg ... Captain of both cross country and track teams as a senior ... Four-year letter winner in cross country and track ... Member of National Honor Society ... Graduated with high honors ... Sister, Kayla, previously ran cross country and track at SIUE.