Women's Team Places 10th Reaching Season Goal.
Team Opportunity To Qualify For The NCAA Championship.
Clare Fischer and Abby Fischer Lead the Way Against Elite Competition.
Both Teams Are Competing In Their First Championship As Members Of The New Conference.
Abby and Clare Have Big Plans For The End Of The Cross Country Season.
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 five events during her junior season ... Ran the 5K in 19:00.4 in her first race of the season at the National Catholic Championship, finishing 57th out of 266 runners ... Her highest finish on the season (9th) at the All-Ohio Championship was also her fastest time on the season (18:25.74) ... Finished 29th at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a time of 18:44.8 ... Finished 61st out of 218 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 21:43.00 in the 6K
2011-12: Competed in six events for the Musketeers as a sophomore ... Posted a season-best 5K time of 18:39.9 at the Atlantic 10 Championship, placing 39th out of 128 runners ... Claimed 12th place at the Queen City Invitational with her 5K time of 18:57.70 ... Finished the season with a personal best time of 22:37.1 in the 6K at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, placing 104th out of 317 competitors ... Earned the AD Award for maintaining a 3.25-3.5 grade point average
2010-11: Saw action in all seven events for XU in a successful rookie campaign ... Was honored by the Atlantic 10 as the Rookie of the Week during the week of Sept. 13 after her 11th place finish at the Queen City Invitational with a time of 18:50 ... Broke her personal record in the 5K at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 18:28 ... Came in 42nd place at the A-10 Championship with a time of 18:42 ... Ran a then-personal best at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, crossing at 22:48 in the 6K for 118th place ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following the spring semester
Before Xavier: Finished seventh in the state in the 3200 meter run in track and eighth in cross country with a 3200 personal record of 10:59 ... Part of Division I State Championship team at Magnificat High School in 2008 and 2009 ... Team placed fifth at Nationals in 2009 ... Cross country captain her senior year ... Personal records: 18:34 5K, 2:23 800-meters, 5:13 1,600-meters and 10:59 3,200-meters
Personal: Born June 16, 1992 ... Her twin sister Clare is also on the cross country and track and field squads ... Majoring in finance with a public relations minor