Women's Swimming


AS A JUNIOR: A constant force for the Irish throughout the season ... steady performances in the 200 Free came at the Husky Invitational with times of 1:52.26 and 1:54.48 ... rolled through the 500 Free in 4:53.00 at the BIG EAST Championships ... that output was over 21 seconds faster than what she swam during her earlier outing of the season in that event ... top time in the 1,000 Free (10:07.52) came at Purdue ... locked a mark of 16:41.85 in the 1,650 Free at the league meet ... fastest swim in the 200 Fly (2:01.67) was recorded at the BIG EAST Championships ... her only try at the 200 IM was at Toledo (2:11.38) ... had five shots at the 400 IM, peaking with a 4:29.86 at the Irish Invitational.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in two events (500 and 1,650 Free) ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the same two events ... BIG EAST finalist and scored points for the Irish in each of her two races ... set career records in four different events during the season ... shattered her previous 1,000 and 1,650 Free marks, besting both times by over 10 seconds ... the team's top 1,650 Free swimmer on the season.

AS A FRESHMAN: Represented the Irish at the NCAA Championships in three events ... finished 38th in the 500 Free ...was 38th in the 400 IM and 25th in the 1,650 Free ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in a pair of events ... runner-up in the 1,650 Free with a career-best time (16:34.37), also the school's fourth-best time in that event ... runner-up to teammate Katie Carroll in the 400 IM (4:22.28) ... won the 1,000 Free in the dual meet against Pittsburgh ... swam her best time in the 1,000 Free against Minnesota (10:02.67) ... had the team's third-best 500 Free time at the BIG EAST Championships (4:51.75) ... won the Beeler-Hipp Award.

THE HUTCHINSON FILE: Four-year letter winner in swimming at McDonough (Md.) ... three-time conference champion and All-America ... All-American in the 400 Free Relay, 200 Free, and 500 Free ... Senior National qualifier in the 400, 800 and 1,500m Free ... 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials participant in the 800m Free ... four-time national finalist in 1,500m Free at the USA Swimming National Championships ... school record holder in 200 Free, 500 Free and 400 Free Relay ... swam for the 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'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)

Claire Hutchinson
Claire  Hutchinson


Baltimore, MD

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