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Claire Steinke
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moorhead, Minn.
High School: Moorhead High School

Track & Field


Ran the 5000 meters at the ISU Open in 18:02.41 (1/23) … ran a season best of 10:32.52 in the 3000 meters at the Husker Invite (2/7) … had a season best mile time of 5:20.76 at the ISU Classic (2/14) … finished second in the 5000 meters with a team season best of 18:05.39 at the Jim Duncan Invite (4/10) … had a team season best in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:20.81 to finish fifth at the Howard Wood Relays (5/1)



Indoors, ran the 5000-meter run in 18:00.82 and clocked in at 5:20.51 in the mile run at the Iowa State Classic... ran a season best of 10:33.23 to place fourth in the 3000-meter run at The Summit League Championships... during the outdoor season, finished a season best fourth at The Summit League Championships in the 5000-meter run with a time of 17:54.05 and placed fourth with a team season best of 37:11.32 in the 10000-meter run


Indoors, in the 3,000-meter run, had a season-best time of 10 minutes, 26.45 seconds at the Iowa State Classic ... finished third in the 3,000 with a time of 10:38.03 at the Dakota Duals ... finished tenth in her only appearance in the mile after posting a time of 5:20.95 at the MSU Open on Feb. 2-3 ... during the outdoor season, ran in several long-distance events ... placed seventh at Kip Janvrin Open in only appearance in the 1,500 ... placed third in the 3,000 after a time of 10:15.31 at the Howard Wood Relays ... finished sixth in the 5,000 at the Independent Championships in a time of 18:07.14 ... in only appearance in the 10,000, placed seventh at the Independent Championships in a time of 37:08.01 ... during the 2007 cross-country season, had a season-best finish of ninth at the Summit League Championships in a time of 22 minutes, 44 seconds ... took 20th at the NDSU Open in a time of 20:07.50 ... made the Academic All-Summit League Team


In cross country, finished in the top-50 at the women's USATF Pacific and Western Regional Cross Country Championships ... recorded a 20th-place performance at Independent Championships and Tori Neubauer Invitational ... placed 14th overall at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invite




Cross Country


Opened the season by placing sixth at the NDSU Invitational with a time of 18:55.76 ... finished 14th at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational posting a time of 23:48.80 ... placed 163rd out of 288 runners with a time of 24:05.45 at the Roy Griak Invitational ... ran a time of 18:51.15 at the SDSU Classic to place 26th ... placed 20th at the Tori Neubauer Invitational with a time of 22:47.15 ... at the Division I Independent Championships Steinke placed 20th overall with a time of 23:27.5 ... ended the season by finishing 46th at the USATF Pacific and Western Regional Cross Country Championships with a time of 23:10

Steinke placed 22nd at the Dragon Open when she started her season with a time of 21:11.99 ... ran the next week at the Greeno Invite and placed 27th with a time of 24:15 ... during the Roy Griak Invite she ran a 23:51 and came in 181st place ... during the SDSU Invite she ran a time of 19:25.3 and finished in 42nd ... she placed in 42nd also at the Drews/Neubauer meet with a time of 23:10.5 ... ended with her season best time of 18:18.87 and finished in 25th


Before SDSU
Claire was a four-year letter winner in track and cross country at Moorhead Senior High School ... excelled in the distance events at Moorhead, where she competed in three Minnesota State Class AA Cross Country Championships for three-straight years ... compiled personal bests of 5:25 in the 1,600-meter run, 11:52 in the 3,200 and 15:21 in the 4,000-meter distance during the cross country season ... a member of the Moorhead Senior High School state cross country true team