SJU Women's Cross Country BIO
Claire Podles
Player Profile:
Claire Podles 3108752
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Phoenix, Md.
High School: Dulaney High
Personal Records 
Event Time Meet Course Location Year
5k 20:49.9 TCNJ Blue/Gold Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2017
6k 26:41.2 Rider Invitational Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2017

2017: Raced the first three meets of the season... Ran 20:49.9 for 5k in collegiate debut to place 46th in a field of 68 at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational... Ran first collegiate 6k in 26:41.2, which would stand as her season-best time, to finish 39th in a field of 59 at the Rider Invitational... Closed season with a 6k time of 26:54 at the Paul Short Run.

High School/Personal: Earned five varsity letters between cross country and track and field… Also lettered in field hockey and lacrosse… 2016 All-State, All-County, and All-Metro selection for field hockey… Guided field hockey squad to one county title, three county runner-up finishes, three regional titles, and three state semifinals… Led team in assists for two seasons… Won a county championship in lacrosse… Was a member of a team that raised $33,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during the 2016-17 school year… Brother, John, is a junior on the men’s cross country and track and field teams at Saint Joseph’s… Mother, Anita, played field hockey at Villanova… Majoring in interdisciplinary health services.

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