Track & Field
Claire Laverty - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Yorktown

• 2009 All-District CoSIDA Academic Honor Roll
• 2009, 2008 and 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championship Participant

2009-10 (Senior): Cross Country – Competed in three meets for UK … Best performance came at SEC Championships with a 6K time of 23:50.28 to place seventh on the team … Turned in 5K time of 20:10.23 at Old Timers Classic.

2008-09 (Junior): Cross Country – Competed in first NCAA Championship Meet finishing the 6K course in 23:50 … Ran in last four meets for Wildcats after coming off of preseason injury … Season best time was recorded at the SEC Championships with a 6K time of 23:13. Indoor – Anchored seventh-place distance medley relay team at SEC Championships … Ran a personal best 3,000m time of 10:21.72 at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor – Ran a personal-best time of 4:49.82 in the 1,500m run at the Eastern Kentucky Open … Also ran the 3,000m run and the steeplechase.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Ran in five of UK’s six meets including the SEC Championships … Thirty-fifth at the Old Timers Classic with a personal-best 5K time of 19:20. Indoor – Competed in the mile run SEC/Big Ten Challenge turning in a time of 5:07.49. Outdoor – Finished seventh overall at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with personal-best steeplechase time of 11:12.39 … Placed fourth in steeplechase at Sea Ray Relays clocking in at 11:14.82. 2006-07 (Freshman): Cross Country – Competed in five of UK’s six meets her rookie campaign, including the NCAA Southeast Regional … Seventh overall at the EKU Invitational with a 2-mile time of 11:43 … Fifty-seventh at the Cal Poly Invitational with a then-personal-best 5K time of 19:39. Indoor – Did not compete. Outdoor – Earned a personal-best 4:54.30 in the 1,500 meters at the Seminole Invitational.

High School: A four-year member of her high school track and cross country squads … A regional champion and state qualifier in cross country her junior year … A county, sectional and regional champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters her sophomore, junior and senior years … An all-state selection in the 1,600 her junior year … Also competed in swimming for four years in high school … An academic all-state selection her senior year.

Personal: Full name is Claire Elizabeth Laverty … Born Nov. 11, 1987 … Parents are John and Susan Laverty … Has one sister, Anne … Major is psychology.

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