Fischer Competes Against Runners From Across The Country.
Fischer Looks To Accomplish Top Finish And Personal Best Time.
The Senior Runner Is The First In Program History To Reach The Top Event.
Great Lakes Regional Performance Earns Her A Spot In Final Meet Of Season.
Women's Team Places 10th Reaching Season Goal.
Xavier cross country runner Clare Fischer finished 18th in the regional championships and qualified for the 2013 NCAA National Championships, becoming the first member of the cross country or track teams to reach the championship meet in program history. Fischer sat down to speak with GoXavier.com about the accomplishment.
Xavier's Abby and Clare Fischer love being twins. They enjoy everything from each other's company to pulling April Fool's jokes. The twins, who are two of XU's top cross country runners, are so in sync with one another that they even laugh together. Watch and see.
2012-13: Competed in six events during her breakthrough junior year ... Three of her six finishes were in the top-5, including 2nd place at the Queen City Invitational (18:47.81), 3rd at the All-Ohio Championship, and 4th at the A-10 Championships ... Held the three fastest times on the women's side for the 5K, with the top time of 17:53.84 at the All-Ohio Championship landing her a 3rd place finish out of 298 total runners ... That time of 17:53.84 is the second fastest time in Xavier history in the 5K and the fastest time for a woman runner in over 6 years ... Her second fastest time on the season of 18:00.6 was good enough for 15th at the National Catholic Championship, the best finish for the women's side at that meet ... Finished 4th out of 140 at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a time of 18:05.4 and finished 38th out of 218 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in the 6K with a time of 21:22, the fastest 6K time for the women's side for the season
2011-12: Participated in five races for the Musketeers ... Posted the team's best 5K time of 18:14 at the National Catholic Invitational, where she placed 17th out of 272 runners ... Finished 10th at the Queen City Invitational and 47th at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... Earned the Dean's Award for maintaining a 3.5-4.0 grade point average.
2010-11: Competed in five events as a rookie ... Had to miss the first two competitions due to injury ... Ran a season-best 5K at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a 57th place time of 18:53 ... Was the second finisher for XU at the Great Lakes Regional with a 104th place time of 22:48 ... Highest finish was 42nd at the All-Ohio Championships ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following both the fall and spring semesters
Before Xavier: Finished fifth in the state in the 3200 meter run in track and seventh in cross country with a 3200 personal record of 10:56 ... A part of the State Champion cross country squad her junior and senior year ... Team placed fifth at Nationals her senior year ... Personal records: 18:26 5K, 2:21 800-meters, 5:15 mile and 10:56 two mile
Personal: Daughter of Jeff Fischer and Theresa Kearns-Fischer ... Born June 16, 1992 in Fairview, Ohio ... Her twin sister Abby is also on the team ... An accounting major