Claire Openshaw

Fr/Fr | 5-5.5 | Distance | Saint Johns, Fla. | Creekside HS

High School

2020 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Creekside High School in Saint Johns, Florida … AP Scholar with Distinction, STAR Award recipient … Coached by Mandy Yates and Erik Frank … Established school records in 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m, 5k in cross country, 4×800, 4×1600 and distance medley … Three-time St. Augustine Record Runner of the Year … During sophomore season claimed 2018 State 3A title in 3,200 (10:40.24) and runner-up in 1,600 (4:52.89) … Set career best in 3,200 with a 10:36.81 as runner-up in Florida State Relays … Earned all-state first team honors in cross country three consecutive years (2016-18) … Also all-state first team in 1,600 and 3,200 during 2017 and 2018 track seasons, added honor in 3,200 during 2019 season … Cross Country team finished second in 2017 State 3A meet, finished third in 2018 … Lettered four years in cross country and track … Member of six honor societies, SJDR youth group.

HS best times: 2:16.57 (800), 4:52.89 (1,600), 10:36.81 (3,200), 17:52.96 (5k XC)

Personal

Claire Elise Openshaw was born November 21, 2001 in Brandon, Florida … Hometown is Saint Johns, Florida … Daughter of Mark and Susanne Openshaw … Has three older siblings, Tommy, Colleen and Tara … Mother competed in gymnastics at U.S. Naval Academy, served 25 years in U.S. Navy and retired as a captain … Bother Tommy is a kicker on Vanderbilt football team, sister Colleen competes in cross country, track and field at South Carolina … Double major in Exercise Science and Food, Nutrition, and Health … Career plans include either physical therapist, physician’s assistant or nutritionist … Ambition is to put others first and make positive impact on the world … Favorite athlete is distance runner Shalane Flanagan, while the person she most admires is her sister, Colleen … Likes to cook, kayak, paddleboard and make her own Spotify play lists.