Claire McCune - Women's Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Claire McCune

Sr. | 5-10 | Distance | Springfield, Mo. | New Covenant Academy/Drury

College: Competed at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, a NCAA Division II school … Competed in 1,500m prelims at 2022 NCAA Division II Championships, placing 18th (4:31.44) … Silver medalist in 1,500m (4:25.60) at 2022 GLVC Championships … Indoors, qualified for 2022 NCAA Indoor Division II Championships in mile, placing 13th (4:50.27) … During the 2022 GLVC Indoor meet, finished fourth in mile (4:56.46), ran on silver medal distance medley relay (11:50.65) and seventh place 4 x 400m relay … Produced career best mile time of 4:46.53 to place fourth in Arkansas Qualifier … Placed 24th in 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, covering 6k course in 21:14.2 … Finished sixth in NCAA Midwest Region meet with a 20:58.0 on 6k course … Bronze medalist in 2021 GLVC cross country meet … Placed fifth in 2020 GLVC cross country meet … In 2019, finished eighth in GLVC cross country race, 16 in NCAA Midwest Region, and 35th in NCAA Division II Champinoships, posting a time of 20:56.0 on 6k course … Bronze medalist in 10,000m (36:48.57) at 2019 GLVC Outdoor meet, and finished sixth in 1,500m … Won mile (5:06.73) at 2019 GLVC Indoor meet, and finished second in 5,000m (17:41.12) … Cross country champion in 2018 GLVC meet, placed 13th in NCAA Midwest Region … Freshman season at Drury included a bronze medal in 5,000m at 2018 GLVC Outdoor, after silver medal performance in 5,000m at GLVC Indoor meet, along with fourth in mile … Claimed cross country title at 2017 GLVC, finished 16th in NCAA Midwest Region.

Career best marks in college include:
Outdoor – 2:15.37 (800m), 4:25.60 (1,500m), 10:08.12 (3,000m), 17:21.19 (5,000m), 36:48.57 (10,000m)
Indoor – 2:19.15 (800m), 4:46.53 (Mile), 9:04.60 (3,000m), 16:51.90 (5,000m)
Cross Country – 17:38.6 (5k), 20:56.0 (6k)

High School: 2017 graduate of New Covenant Academy in Springfield, Missouri … Graduated as valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA … Lettered four years in track and field, three years in cross country and four years in swimming … Coached by Michael Workman and Alex Miller … Senior season was member of teams that claim State title in cross country as well as track and field … As a junior squads finished as State runner-up in cross country along with track and field … Claimed three State Class 1 titles in 2017, setting career best times in winning the 800m (2:19.24), 1,600m (5:05.21), and 3,200m (11:16.86) … Registered a Mile PR of 5:06.50 in the Festival of Miles … Silver medalist at Missouri State meet as a senior in cross country … Finished 11th in Nike Midwest Regional … Junior season in track finished third in three events – 800m (2:24.23), 1,600m (5:11.82), and 3,200m (11:30.38) … Also bronze medalist in State cross country race as a junior … During sophomore season, placed third in 3,200m and fourth in 800m at State meet … Finished fourth in State cross country … Also a four-time All-State swimmer.

Career best marks in high school included:
Outdoor – 2:19.24 (800m), 5:05.21 (1,600m), 5:06.50 (Mile), 11:16.86 (3,200m)
Cross Country – 18:48.25 (5k)

Personal: Claire Marie McCune was born October 31, 1998 in Springfield, Missouri … Daughter of Grant and Laura McCune … Has a twin sister, Katie, who is also a member of Razorback track and field team, and a younger sister, Anna … Mother was an All-American swimmer at Drury University … Relatives Molly Moore (Arkansas ’22) and Maggie Moore (Kansas ’26) compete in swimming … Majoring in Masters of Operations Management … Career plans include being a business owner … Life ambition is to glorify God in everything she does and make the most of the opportunities given … Favorite athlete is Abbey Cooper … Person she most admires are her parents … Has multiple scuba diving certifications, worked as camp counselor every summer in college … Chose Arkansas since she wanted to surround herself with talented athletes and contribute to a successful program.

Claire McCune | Career stats


  • 800m | 2:19.15
  • Mile | 4:46.53
  • 3,000m | 9:04.60
  • 5,000m | 16:51.90


  • 800m | 2:15.37
  • 1,500 | 4:25.60
  • 3,000m | 10:08.12
  • 5,000m | 17:21.19
  • 10,000m | 36:48.57