Riendeau Picks Up First-Career Victory at Harrier Classic
Sept. 24, 2005
Boston, Mass. - After picking up a pair of third-place finishes over the past two seasons, Memphis junior Daniele Riendeau (Ottawa, Ontario) broke into the win column for the first time in her career, as she led the U of M to a second-place finish in the Harrier Classic Saturday morning in Boston, Mass.
Riendeau, who saw a streak of seven straight team-leading finishes end last weekend, immediately reclaimed her spot atop the team ranks as she took home the individual title at the Harrier Classic. Her time of 17:54 for the 5K race was 30 seconds better than her closest competitor and broke her personal best at the distance by just over 30 seconds.
Freshman Emily Malinowski (Slingerlands, N.Y.) finished second on the team and fourth overall with a time of 18:50, to place in the team's top two for the fourth time in four meets.
Junior Mary Claire Dake (Knoxville, Tenn.) retained her spot in the third team position, as she finished 13th overall with a time of 19:39.
Freshmen Carolyn Corbett (Concord, N.H.) and Meghan Shinkwin (Nashua, N.H.) ran well in their returns to the northeast, rounding out the scoring for the U of M for the second meet in a row. Corbett solidified her hold on the fourth team spot, finishing 16th overall with a time of 19:44, while Shinkwin placed 33rd overall with a time of 20:17 to finish in the team's top five for the third time this season.
Senior Nora Nemere (Budapest, Hungary) and juniors Sarah Janecek (Wahoo, Neb.) and Becca McMahon (Londonderry, N.H.) also ran well for Memphis, finishing 38th, 45th and 58th, respectively, in times of 20:25, 20:38 and 21:18.
In the team competition, which featured collegiate as well as club teams, Memphis totaled just 62 points to finish second behind the Greater Boston Track Club in the eleven-team meet.
The women's cross country squad will return to action next Saturday, Oct. 1, as they will compete in the Rhodes Invitational, to be hosted by cross-town rival Rhodes College at Shelby Farms in Memphis. The women's race is set to begin at 10:00 a.m.