University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Clare Pitcher

Class Jr.
Hometown Franklin, Wis.
High School Franklin
Clare  Pitcher - Women's Track & Field - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 — Indoor – placed eighth in 600 meters (1:31.35) and 800 meters (2:08.39) at B1G Championships, running a season-best 1:30.02 and a collegiate-best 2:05.94 in prelims… the 800-meter time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… ran season-best mile at Jimmy Grant Invite (4:59.37)… Outdoor – ran third leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay that placed second at Florida Relays (8:49.00)… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran season-best 800 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (2:07.20)… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022)…. letterwinner.

2022 — Indoor – placed seventh in 600 meters at B1G Championships with a collegiate-best 1:29.36… that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… ran a season-best 2:07.56 in 800 meters at ISU Classic… Outdoor – ran a collegiate-best and team-leading 2:06.05 in 800 meters at Bryan Clay Invite… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 800 meters at B1G Championships (2:09.00)… anchored team-leading sprint medley relay to second place-finish (3:52.56) and 3,200-meter relay to sixth place-finish (8:35.75) at Drake Relays… the 3,200-meter relay ranks second and the sprint medley relay ranks third all-time at Iowa… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (Spring 2022)… USTFCCCA all-academic team member… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran season-best 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (15:06.4)… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022)… letterwinner.

 

2021 — Indoor – placed third in 600 meters at B1G Championships with a season-best 1:29.96… ran season bests in 800 meters at SPIRE B1G Invite (2:09.67) and 1,000 meters at Hawkeye Border Battle (2:57.46)… Outdoor – ran a season-best 2:08.64 in 800 meters at Fighting Illini B1G Relays… ran season-best 400 meters at B1G Invite #2 (56.30)… Dean’s List student (Spring 2021)… USTFCCCA all-academic team member… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed at Dirksen-Greeno Invite (20:41.1-5,000 meters)… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (Fall 2021)… letterwinner.

High School — 2020 AAU national 800-meter champion (2:12.1)… six-time placewinner at state track meet… four-time all-conference in cross country and three-time all-state in track… eight-time academic all-state, six-time team MVP and four-time team captain in cross country and track… set school records in 400 (56.8) and 800 meters (2:12.1), and as part of 1,600-meter relay (3:58)… coached by Jack Hervert… also played basketball… National Honor Society member.

Personal — born January 1, 2002… daughter of Dean and Natalie Pitcher… siblings are James, Mary, Tony, Michael, Peter, David, Therese and Rose… her dad played basketball at Minnesota State Mankato and her mom ran track at Lacrosse… sport and recreation management major.

Clare Pitcher’s All-Time Results via TFRRS.org