Claire Aalerud
Claire Aalerud
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Winchester, Mass.
High School: Winchester
Major: Business/Computers

2013: Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week (11/26) ... USTFCCCA All-Academic honors ... Ran in all seven events as a freshman ... Made collegiate debut at the Shacklette Invitational, placing 26th (9/7) ... Finished 14th at the Kirsh Cup and 23rd at the Codfish Bowl (9/14, 9/28) ... Placed 44th ta the NE-10's and 41st at NCAA East Regionals (10/27, 11/10) ... Was the top league finisher at the National Championships (11/23).

Before Merrimack: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Winchester ... Placed ninth in league meet as a sophomore ... Twice ran in the MIAA Eastern Division State meet ... Placed 27th in the MIAA Eastern State Championships as a senior, cracking the top-10 list for Winchester records on her home course ... Middlesex League All-Star ... Named team captain as senior.

Personal: Born May 9, 1995 ... Daughter of William Aalerud and Karen Eldracher ... Has one sibling, Alison ... Business/Computers major at Merrimack.