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Claudia Saunders
Claudia Saunders
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Princeton
Major: Int'l rel./Iberian & L.A. cul.
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* Six-Time All-American *

At Stanford:

  • Two-time NCAA outdoor track and field runner-up in the 800 meters.

2015 Season (Senior.):

  • Came up huge at the NCAA Championships, running No. 2 on team, which placed 14th.
  • Placed 89th in 20:46.4 (6K).
  • Great versatility, from 400 meters to 6K.
  • 25th at Pac-12 Championships (6K, 20:39.5).
  • 35th at NCAA West Regionals (6K, 21:22.2).
  • Raced three times.

2014 Season (Junior):

  • Raced twice.
  • 49th at Washington Invitational (21:22, 6K) as Stanford's No. 7 runner.
  • Runner-up at the Bronco Invitational (20:24.6, 6K).

2013 Season (Sophomore):

  • Was team's No. 6 at the NCAA Championships, covering the 6K course in Terre Haute, Ind., in 21:59.9 for 196th place.
  • Ran in three races.
  • Made collegiate cross country debut at the Bronco Invitational, placing 20th (21:05.8, 6K) and was third at the Doc Adams Invite (21:08, 6K).

2012 Season (Freshman):

  • Did not race.

Track and Field:

  • Two-time NCAA outdoor runner-up in the 800, in 2014 and 2015.
  • Second is Stanford's highest women's finish ever in that event.
  • Broke school 800 record at 2015 NCAA Championships, running 2:00.63.
  • Two-time NCAA indoor runner-up in the distance medley relay.


  • Finish sixth in the 800 at the 2013 Pan Am Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia.

High School:

  • The 2011 Ohio state champion in cross country.
  • Competed in three state meets overall in cross country, including top-10 finishes each year.
  • The 2010 Ohio state champion in the 100-meter hurdles.
  • Ran in four state track meets during her high school career, resulting in 10 all-state recognitions.
  • Competed in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at the 2012 state meet along with the 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays.
  • Helped Princeton to a regional runner-up finish in track in 2012.


  • Double major of international relations, and Iberian and Latin American cultures.
  • Contemplated profession is to work for a multinational organization or the United Nations.
  • Daughter of Tyler Saunders and Christine Auclair.
  • Speaks fluent French.