Claire Rethmeier
Claire Rethmeier

Player Profile

Escondido, CA

High School:
San Pasqual




2007 XC - UCLA's No. 1 runner all season ... Finished 70th (21:53.75) at West Region, 33rd (21:10.6) at Pac-10's, 83rd (21:34.0) at Pre-National Invite and 61st (21:34) at the Bill Dellinger Invite.

2007 Track - Won the 2-mile (10:38.37) at the UCLA Invite ... First in the 1500m (4:30.39) at the CSUN Invite ... Cal/Nevada champion in the 5000m (17:12.02) ... Second in the 5000m at the RJ/JJK Invite (16:47.12) ... Won the 5000m (17:12.03) against USC ... Finished sixth in the 10,000m (36:11.21) and 11th in the 5000m (17:17.12) at Pac-10's ... Twelfth in the 5000m at the West Region Championships (16:55.38) ... Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2006 XC - The No. 7 runner for the Bruins at the West Region Championships (84th, 23:25.23/6k) ... UCLA's No. 6 runner at the Pac-10 Championships (46th, 22:11.68/6k) ... The No. 6 runner for the Bruins at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (173rd, 22:21.8/6k) ... No. 4 runner for UCLA at the Roy Griak Invite (89th, 23:07.90/6k) ... Notched first collegiate cross country victory at the UCLA/UCR Dual Meet (1st, 13:52/4k) as the Bruins' No. 1 runner.

2006 - In outdoor track, top 5000m time of 17:17.77 ... Also ran 36:23.67 in the 10,000m ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic cross country and track.

2005 Cross Country - No. 2 runner for UCLA during the season ... 32nd at the West Region Championships (21:26.6) ... 24th at the Pac-10 Championships (21:54) ... 51st at the Pre-NCAA Invite (21:26) ... 41st at the Roy Griak Invite (22:09) ... No. 2 runner for the Bruins at the Sundodger Invite (5th, 21:15).

2005 - Ran 10:00.01 at the RJ/JJK meet in the 3000m ... Had an outdoor best of 16:56.31 in the 5000m ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2004 Cross Country - At the 2005 USA Cross Country Championships, placed 18th (23:29.4) in the Junior Women's 6km race ... Ran 18:08.6 at the USF Invite, placing 12th overall ... At the UCSD Invite, placed 64th in a time of 24:58.0.

High School -San Diego CIF Cross Country champion and was one of the top runners in the State ... Three-time CIF Div. II winner in cross country ... Was the State runner-up in 2003 in cross country ... She finished 14th at the Footlocker Nationals and earned third-team All-America honors ... A top 5km time of 17:27 ... In 2004 track, Rethmeier was a four-time CIF champion (3200m-three times and 1600m-once) ... Won (10:27.32) the State title in the 3200m in 2003, was runner-up (10:33.57) in 2004 and placed 10th as a sophomore ... In track, she was eighth (4:54.82) in the mile at the Golden West Invitational in Sacramento, won both the 1600m (4:59.25) and 3200m (10:49.23) at the CIF Divisional Championships and at the CIF Masters meet (personal-best 4:52.42/10:52.95) ... She led San Pasqual HS to the 2004 San Diego section Div. I team title, edging El Camino (led by UCLA teammate Jolanda Diego) 65-64 ... Finished fifth at the Adidas Outdoor Championships in the 3200m, earning All-American honors ... Her 3200 personal-best is a converted 10:26.80 and she also has run 2:16.9 for 800m ... Other best prep times include 4:34 in the 1500m and 17:09 in the 5000m.

Personal -- Born April 4, 1986 ... Daughter of Kenneth and Joyce Rethmeier ... Has one brother, Elliott ... Psychology major.

Rethmeier's Best Marks
1500m - 4:29.43
2-mile - 10:38.37
50000m - 16:47.12
10,000m - 36:11.21