Personal Bests Indoor 1-Mile 5:17.85 3000m 10:52.94 Outdoor 800m 2:19.61 1500m 4:53.72 3000m Steeple 11:31.35 5000m 18:43.74
2005-06: CROSS COUNTRY-Set personal bests in seven of eight meets, while developing a strong hold on the team's number three spot, finishing in that position in six of eight meets...Logged a three-mile personal best by over a minute with a time of 18:42 at the Memphis Twilight Classic...Claimed her highest individual showing with at 13th-place finish at the Harrier Classic in a time of 19:39 (5K)...Set a 5K personal record at the C-USA Championships with a time of 19:04...Followed that up with a 6K personal best of 23:19 at the NCAA South Regionals. INDOOR- Did not participate in indoor competition. OUTDOOR- Was 11th in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the C-USA Championships ... Finished third in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Rhodes Open ... Finished fifth in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:17.32 at the Ole Miss Invitational.
2004-05: CROSS COUNTRY-Competed in each of five races for the Lady Tigers...Finished in the team's third spot in three races, including C-USA Championships and the NCAA South Regional...Ran a season best 5K time of 20:14 at the Saluki Invitational and a season best 6K time of 23:54 at the NCAA South Regional...INDOOR-Competed in three meets at the one-mile and 3000m distances...Posted her top 3000m time of the season (11:06.49) in an 11th-place finish at the Saluki Booster Invitational...Ran the one-mile at C-USA Championships, finishing 18th overall in a time of 5:17.85...OUTDOOR-Participated in seven meets in a variety of races, with the 3000m steeplechase becoming her primary event...Placed third (11:44.24) in the 3000m steeple at the LSU Tiger Relays...Ran the 1500m at the Ole Miss Invitational, posting a personal-best time of 4:53.93...Just missed a Lady Tiger record in the 3000m steeple with a then personal-best time of 11:31.53 (fourth) at the Mississippi Invitational...Ran the 800m at the Sea Ray Relays, finishing in a time of 2:20.91...Narrowly missed scoring in the 3000m steeple at C-USA Championships, placing ninth with a new personal-best of 11:31.35.
2003-04: CROSS COUNTRY-Finished 23rd at the Memphis Twilight Classic (12:26)...Placed 37th at the Commodore Classic with a 5K time of 20:57, and was the Lady Tigers' second highest finisher...Ran a personal best 5K time of 20:04 at the Notre Dame Invitational... INDOOR-Competed in three meets for the Lady Tigers...Finished 4th in the 1-mile at the ASU Kickoff Classic (5:31.71)...Ran a 10:58.08 in the 3000m at the McDonald's Invitational, finishing 5th...Posted a team best time of 5:34.60 in the 1-mile at C-USA Championships...OUTDOOR-Ran a variety of distances over the course of the season...Placed 11th in the 1500m (5:04.05) at the Bulldog Invitational...Ran the 200m and 5000m at the Murray State Invitational, placing 24th in the 200 (28.98) and second in the 5000 (19:54.47)...Posted a personal best 2:19.61 in the 800m at the Ole Miss Dual, finishing 2nd...Ran a personal best 4:55.72 (1500m) and a 2:20.85 (800m) at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Posted a 2:21.69 (200m) at C-USA Championships.
PREP: Attended Farragut H.S...Lettered in track four years and cross country two years...Won six district championships combined in track and cross country (2000-02)...Won four regional championships combined in cross country and track (2000-01)...Track team was the 2000 Tennessee State Champions and 2001 state runners-up...Cross Country team was 2001 and 2002 state runners-up...Earned all-district and all-region honors in both sports...Was awarded Athletic/Academic Achievement Award at Farragut H.S...Graduated high school with a 4.0 G.P.A...Personal best times in high school of 2:21 (800m), 1:01 (400m), 19:00 (three-mile run), 20:33 (5K)...Also played junior varsity basketball and was on the swim team in high school...Coached by Kellie Ivens in high school.
PERSONAL: Born in Knoxville, Tenn. on Feb. 7, 1985...Full name is Mary Claire Dake...Daughter of David and Jayne Dake...Major is exercise and sport science...Father is an attorney, mother is a teacher...Chose Memphis for its "Emerging Leaders Program"...Hopes to attend physical therapy school after graduation...Volunteers for Special Olympics...Was also recruited by Wofford, UT-Chattanooga and Virginia Intermont College.