University of Iowa Athletics

Clare Kelly

Class Fr.
Hometown Van Meter, Iowa
High School Van Meter
Clare Kelly - Women's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran collegiate bests in 800 meters at ISU Alumni Invite (2:13.70) and 1,500 meters at Kip Janvrin Open (4:46.18)… ran lead leg on team-leading 4×1,600-meter relay (20:47.42) at Drake Relays.

2023 — Cross Country – ran collegiate bests in 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (14:40.0), 5,000 meters at Joe Piane Notre Dame Invite (18:53.1), and 6,000 meters at Bradley Pink Classic (22:41.00)… letterwinner.

High School — Three-time cross country all-state honoree… four-time state qualifier… finished 3rd individually in 2022 while helping Van Meter win the 2A team title… three-time district champion… WCAC conference champion 2020-2022… conference team champion in 2019, 2021, 2022… 5,000-meter school record holder… eight-time state track champion across five events… 2A team champions in 2023… all-state track and field honoree 2021-2023… 2023 Elite all-state… school records in the 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 3,000m, sprint medley, distance medley, 4x400m and 4x800m… Des Moines Register Elite all-state team 2022 and 2023… four year letterwinner in cross country, track and field, and soccer… coached by Rick Roberts and Josh Flaws… National Honor Society member… Student Leadership Officer… DMACC Deans List… Honors graduate.

Personal — born February 14, 2005… daughter of Tom and Wendy Kelly… has four siblings — twin sister Mary, Tommy, Jack and Genevieve… cousin Elyse Prescott ran at Iowa and Minnesota… cousing Connor Elmitt competed in track and field at Iowa… twin sister Mary runs track at UNI… aunt Tami Prescott ran cross country and track at Iowa State… uncle Bill Kelly played baseball and football at Brown… uncle Jim Kelly played baseball at Providence… aunt Jennifer Polston played softball at Saint Louis University… exercise science major.

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