Claudette Groenendaal
Santa Monica, Calif.

800 meters 1:58.33 Bern, Switzerland (1985)
1500 meters 4:04.63 Cologne, Germany (1986)
Mile 4:25 Brussels, Belgium (1986)
5,000                    16:30       Carlsbad, Calif. (1990)
10,000                  34:57       Marina del Rey (1992)


Current University of Oregon record holder in the 800m
3 times inductee into the University of Oregon Hall of Fame; 1997 (Individual),  2000 (member of 1985 Track Team) and 2006 (member of 1984 Cross Country Team)
Six Time Collegiate All American
NCAA Champion at 800m (1985) and 1500m (1984), and runner up in 800m (1984) and 1500m (1985)
Held Collegiate Record in 800m from 1985-2000
Two Time USATF Champion at 800m (1985 and 1986)
Ranked among America’s top ten in the 800m and 1500m from 1984-1996 (#2 ranking in 1985 and #1 ranking in 1986 at 800m)
6th place Goodwill Games (1986)

University of Oregon, Eugene – BS in Psychology (Class of 1985)


Claudette lives in Santa Monica with her fourteen year old son.  She is the Director of Risk & Insurance for Health Net, where she has worked for twelve years.  Claudette enjoys spending her time with family and friends, training and reading.

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.”
~Emile Zola

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
~Pablo Picasso


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