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Claire Mooney
Claire Mooney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
County Kildare, Ireland

High School:
St. Wolstam Community School

Position:
Sprints

Major:
Undecided

As A Junior (2013-14): Selected to the 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ...Indoor Track - 500-meters: went undefeated at the distance in three championship meets ... claimed the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) title with a finals run of 1:12.14, besting her closestcompetitor by over one second ... defended her ECAC Championships (March 8) title with a run of 1:12.68, becoming the first athlete inprogram history to win two ECAC indoor titles in the same event and just the second to win two career titles at the indoor championships ... won herthird-consecutive Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 31) thanks to a run of 1:12.38 ... 400-meters: claimed the individual title at the NYU SaturdayNight Shootout (Jan. 18) in 55.88 seconds ... clocked a personal-best time of 55.10 seconds in an 11th-place finish at the Armory CollegiateInvitational (Feb. 7) ... 200-meters: recorded a time of 25.81 seconds at the Rutgers Invitational (Jan. 11), finishing fifth ... 4x400-meterrelay: secured gold at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) in a seasonal best time of 3:41.30 ... was the runner up at the ECACChampionships (March 7) in 3:41.85 ... placed second at the NYRR Millrose Games (Feb. 15) in 3:43.87 ... broke the tape first at theNYUSaturday Night Shootout (Jan. 18) in 3:46.70 ...Outdoor Track - 400-meters: won her second BIG EAST title of the year by clocking awinning time of 54.69 seconds at the outdoor conference meet (May 10) ... ran a personal-best time of 54.61 seconds, No. 8 all-time at St. John's,for runner-up honors at the Princeton Quad (April 12) ... placed ninth in the preliminary round of the ECAC Championships (May 16) in 55.03seconds ... 200-meters: claimed fifth place at the inaugural Tom Farrell Classic (May 3) in a personal-best time of 24.89 seconds ... 4x400-meterrelay: clocked a seasonal best time of 3:38.18 in a fifth-place finish in the ECAC division race at the Penn Relays (April 25) ... placed 23rd atthe NCAA East Regional in a time of 3:41.72 ... clocked 3:39.50 in the preliminary round of the BIG EAST Championship (March 10), placing fourthin the final in 3:42.97.

As A Sophomore (2012- 2013): Selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... traveled with Ireland Athletics to the European Athletics Team Championships (June 22-23) as a 4x400-meter relay alternate ... Indoor Track - 500-meters: won four individual titles during a breakout sophomore season, placing first at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 7), NYU Team Challenge (Jan. 19), Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 24) and ECAC Championships (March 2), running a personal best time of 1:12.01 to become the Red Storm's first individual ECAC Championship since 2010 ... earned All-BIG EAST accolades with a fifth-place finish reached in 1:13.70 at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 16) ... 200-meters: posted a seasonal best time of 25.72 in a sixth-place finish at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games (Feb. 8) ... 400-meters: set a new personal best time of 57.25 in placing second at the Princeton Quad Meet (Jan. 11) ... 4x400-meter relay - captured titles at the NYU Team Challenge (Jan. 19) and Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 24) ... posted a seasonal best time of 3:39.58 and earned All-East honors in a fifth-place finish at the ECAC Championships ... Outdoor Track - 400-meters: competed six times at the distance, posting five top-10 finishes including a silver medal at the Metropolitan Championships (April 12) in 55.94 and a 10th-place at the BIG EAST Championships in a personal best time of 55.08 ... 800-meters: claimed the individual title at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 1) in a time of 2:22.96 ... 4x400-meter relay: claimed four different titles during the season, placing first at the UCF Black & Gold meet (March 16), Kent Taylor Invitational (March 22), Sam Howell Invite (April 6) and the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) ... placed third in the ECAC division at the Penn Relays (April 25) in a time of 3:39.48 ... claimed a silver medal at the ECAC Championships (May 12) with a time of 3:36.41 ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships thanks to an 11th-place finish at the East Regional meet in 3:35.97, the second fastest time in school history ... finished 21st in the preliminary round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 5) with a time of 3:38.66.

As A Freshman (2011-12): Indoor - 400-meters: placed second with a season-best time of 57.33 seconds at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) ... 500-meters: finished fifth or better in every race of the season ... won the individual title at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 26) with a time of 1:12.97 ... recognized as All-BIG EAST with a fifth place time of 1:12.66 at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 18) ... attained All-EAST honors with a season-best, second-place time of 1:12.77 at the ECAC Championship (March 3) ... 4x400-meter relay: first place at both the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) and the Long Island Championship (Jan. 20) ... repeated as Metropolitan Champions (Jan. 26) with a time of 3:47.06 ... finished second at the competitive Millrose Games (Feb. 11) with a time of 3:45.65 ... earned All-BIG-EAST with a season-best time of 3:42.33 at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 18) ... awarded All-EAST honors for a 3:45.98, seventh place finish at the ECAC Championships (March 4) ... Outdoor - 400-meters: qualified for BIG EAST and ECAC competition with a fourth-place time of 55.67 at the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) ... placed 12th at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 55.55 seconds ... 4x400-meter relay: won first-place at the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) with a 3:46.91 effort ... 4x800-meter relay: filled in for the finals at the ECAC Championship (May 11) and earned All-EAST honors with a 9:04.73 time.

Before St. John's: Ran track while at St. Wolstan's Community School ... served as team captain during the 2009 season ... member of the St. Wolstan's team that won the East Leinster Championship in 2010 ... joined her track & field club team, the Naas Athletic Club, in 2005 ... captained the Girls Irish Celtic Games Team in 2009, 2007 and 2006 ... won the 400-meter Irish Junior Championship in 2010 and 2009 ... was an Irish Senior Indoor silver medalist in 2010 ... finished third in the 2010 UK AAA's Indoor Championship ... brought home the championship at the Celtic Games in 2009 ... became the record holder for the 400-meters at the Celtic Cup in 2009 ... holds the 300-meter record for the U18 Irish division ... owns personal best times of 39.27 seconds in the 300-meter run and 54.00 seconds in the 400-meters.

Personal: Daughter of John and Jennifer Mooney ... has two siblings, Niamh (19) who attends Trinity College in Ireland and Brian (16) ... earned the Irish Learning Certificate for finishing in the top 2.5% in the country on her final exams ... remains undecided on her major but hopes to one day pursue a career in law.

Off the Track
Favorite Movie: "The Notebook"
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Book: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
Favorite TV Show: "Gossip Girl"

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