UND Roster

2008-09 Swimming and Diving Roster

Claire Hutchinson

Free/IM


Class Senior
Hometown Baltimore, MD
High School McDonogh
Bio

AS A JUNIOR: A constant force for theIrish throughout the season … steadyperformances in the 200 Free came at theHusky Invitational with times of 1:52.26 and1:54.48 … rolled through the 500 Free in4:53.00 at the BIG EAST Championships …that output was over 21 seconds faster thanwhat she swam during her earlier outing of theseason in that event … top time in the 1,000Free (10:07.52) came at Purdue … locked amark of 16:41.85 in the 1,650 Free at theleague meet … fastest swim in the 200 Fly(2:01.67) was recorded at the BIG EASTChampionships … her only try at the 200 IMwas at Toledo (2:11.38) … had five shots at the400 IM, peaking with a 4:29.86 at the IrishInvitational.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Qualified for theNCAA Championships in two events (500 and1,650 Free) … qualified for the BIG EASTChampionships in the same two events … BIGEAST finalist and scored points for the Irish ineach of her two races … set career records infour different events during the season …shattered her previous 1,000 and 1,650 Freemarks, besting both times by over 10 seconds …the team[apos]s top 1,650 Free swimmer on theseason.

AS A FRESHMAN: Represented the Irish atthe NCAA Championships in three events …finished 38th in the 500 Free …was 38th in the400 IM and 25th in the 1,650 Free … earnedall-BIG EAST honors in a pair of events …runner-up in the 1,650 Free with a career-besttime (16:34.37), also the school[apos]s fourth-besttime in that event … runner-up to teammateKatie Carroll in the 400 IM (4:22.28) … wonthe 1,000 Free in the dual meet againstPittsburgh … swam her best time in the 1,000Free against Minnesota (10:02.67) … had theteam[apos]s third-best 500 Free time at the BIGEAST Championships (4:51.75) … won theBeeler-Hipp Award.

THE HUTCHINSON FILE: Four-yearletter winner in swimming at McDonough(Md.) … three-time conference champion andAll-America … All-American in the 400 FreeRelay, 200 Free, and 500 Free … SeniorNational qualifier in the 400, 800 and 1,500mFree … 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials participant inthe 800m Free … four-time national finalist in1,500m Free at the USA Swimming NationalChampionships … school record holder in 200Free, 500 Free and 400 Free Relay … swam forthe North Baltimore Aquatic Club for 10 years… placed eighth at 2006 Open Water Nationals… born Nov. 17, 1986, in Oakland, Calif. …daughter of Mary and Tom Hutchinson …enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Hutchinson[apos]s Career Bests

Event Time Meet
25 Free 12.00 Husky Invite (2007)
200 Free 1:52.26 Irish Invite (2008)
500 Free 4:51.75 BIG EAST (2006)
1,000 Free 9:52.98 Purdue (2006)
1,650 Free 16:26.94 Minnesota Invite (2006)
200 Back 2:12.71 Louisville (2007)
200 Fly 2:00.82 BIG EAST (2009)
200 IM 2:11.38 Toledo (2008)
400 IM 4:22.28 BIG EAST (2006)