Claire Brickson
Claire Brickson
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
High School: East
Position: Distance
Major: Neuroscience

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed her senior season as a member of the Track and Field team in the spring after running for the cross country team in the fall...A part of school records in the 4x800 and 4x1600 relays...Ranks fifth in program history in the 5000 meters (17:56.45) and sixth in the 10000 meters (37:49.49)...Earned Pomona-Pitzer's Female Athletic Excellence Award as a senior (for contributions in more than one sport)...2013-14 (track): SCIAC All-Academic team...Finished 10th at the SCIAC Championships in the 5000 meters with an 18:22.46...(XC): National qualifier...NCAA All-West Region...Second-team All-SCIAC...Earned an individual qualification for nationals with a tenth place finish at the NCAA West Regionals, finishing in 22:38.25...Ran a 23:02 at nationals to finish 169 out of 269...Was 13th at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 24:15.92, earning second-team all-league honors...2012-13(Track and Field): SCIAC All-Academic team...Set a school record in the 4x800 relay at the Rossi Relays, and two weeks later, was part of a school record in the 4x1600 at Occidental...Came in eighth place in the SCIAC's in the 5000 meters, with a time of 18:16.80... 2012-13 (XC): SCIAC All-Academic team...Finished in 16th place at the SCIAC Championships (out of 116) with a time of 24:20.80...Was 36th at the NCAA West Regionals (out of 126)...with a 22:41.22...Ran a strong race at the SCIAC Multi-Duals, finishing 13th (out of 106) with a 22:36.11...2011-12: Finished 11th in the 5000 meters at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 18:36.86...Moved into sixth place on the 6K list in program history during cross country season...High School: Attended Madison East High School...Four-time Most Valuable Runner for the Purgolders cross country team...Qualified for states in both cross country and track (3200 meters)...Helped set school record for the 4x800 meters...Earned multiple all-conference honors in her career...A High Honor Roll selection, as well as National Honor Society member and a National Merit Scholar...Personal: Attending Pomona College, where she majors in molecular biology...Has one brother, who ran cross country and track for Earlham College...Lists American Beauty as her favorite movie and The Great Gatsby as her favorite book...Intro to Cognitive Science is the most interesting course she has taken while at Pomona...Lists Paul Farmer as the public fgure she most admires...Plans to attend medical school after graduation...Academic All-America candidate...Spent the summer of 2012 volunteering at a health care project in Guatemala...Born January 26, 1992.