Claire Mikesell
Claire Mikesell
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Clearfield, Pa.
High School: Clearfield Area High School
Events: Free

2017-18: Posted a season-best time in the 50 free at the MAC Championships clocking in at 24.49… Against Bowling Green, recorded a season-best time in the 100 free with a time of 53.22 and in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:31.21… Posted a season-best time in the 100 breaststroke and in the 200 free relay against Buffalo with times of 1:04.40 and 1:36.84 respectively… Named to the Academic All-MAC Team.

2016-17: Competed in 10 meets… Her best finish came twice when she finished first in the 100 breaststroke in the Duquesne/Xavier meet and against Toledo with times of 1:04.58 and 1:05.03 respectively… Her best time in the 50 freestyle came at the MAC Championships where she placed 29th with a time of 23.98… Her best time in the 100 freestyle came at the MAC Championships again with a time of 52.61… Her best time in the 100 breaststroke came at the MAC Championships where she finished 16th with a time of 1:03.97.

Prior to Ohio: Swam, ran cross country, and competed in track & field all four years at Clearfield Area Junior/Senior High School… Was nominated swim team captain junior and senior year... Awarded All-American in the 50-yard freestyle in 2014… Set records in 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle in 2014… Was the District IX Champion 2013-16 and a PIAA State Medalist, and helped her team to become the Women’s District IX Champions in 2016… Competed for the Clearfield YMCA Pool Sharks- eight years and the Clearfield Community Pool Sharks- 10 years… Graduated on the High Honor Roll and was awarded good citizenship all four years… Was involved as a Student Council Officer, on Homecoming Court, on Prom Committee, and in National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Jon and Sue Mikesell… Has one brother, Luke, and one sister Paige… Lists favorite athlete as Natalie Coughlin and her favorite team as the Pittsburgh Steelers… Hobbies include camping, hiking, and going to the beach… Plans to major and Early Childhood Education.