Riendeau Adds Name to Lady Tiger Record Book in 1500m
March 30, 2005
Baton Rouge, La. - The Lady Tiger records keep coming for distance runner Daniele Riendeau, as the sophomore set a new University of Memphis mark in the 1500m at last weekend's LSU Tiger Relays.
Riendeau's record-setting performance came in a third-place finish at the Tiger Relays, where she posted a time of 4:35.65. The mark broke Laura Brewer's school record, which had stood since 1979, by just under eight seconds.
The 1500m record is the third of the 2005 seasons (indoor and outdoor) for the Ottawa, Ontario native, who previously set U of M bests in the indoor mile-run (5:01.14) and 3000m (10:12.77).
Riendeau will now turn her attention toward the ultimate goals of qualifying for NCAA Regionals and winning a Conference USA championship. She currently sits just eight seconds off the 1500m Regional qualifying time of 4:27.80, and ranks second in C-USA, just tenths of a second behind Lisa Green of Tulane, who finished second at the Tiger Relays with a time of 4:35.24.
The next meet for Riendeau and the rest of the U of M track and field squads will be the Ole Miss Invitational, which will be held Saturday, April 2, in Oxford, Miss.