More All-Americans & Olympic hopefuls to be featured prominently tomorrow
2012: Freshman Shannon Byrne will compete in the distance races for USC.
CROSS COUNTRY: Ran on the cross country team in the fall. Had a time of 18:55 at the 5K UC Irvine Invitational on Sept. 10. Had her 6K best of 23:04.05 at the CS Northridge Invitational on Oct. 15. Ran at the Pac-12 Championships hosted by Arizona State on Oct. 29 and finished in 105th place with a time of 23:18.
HIGH SCHOOL: Byrne is a 2011 graduate of Newbury Park High in Newbury Park, Calif. She ran both cross country and track for the Panthers. Had a season-best three-mile cross country time of 18:38.85 to place third in the Marmonte Cross Country Finals. Won the varsity 1500m race at the 2011 Santa Barbara Easter Relays with a time of 4:51.44. Posted a PR of 11:09.69 to place fourth in the 3200m race and a season-best 5:03.66 to place second in the 1600m race at the Marmonte League Championships on May 6. Had a season-best time of 2:20.47 in the 800m at the Arcadia Invitational. Has PRs of 2:20.45 in the 800m and 5:00.49 in the 1600m.
PERSONAL: Bryne was born on July 27, 1993 in Toronto, Canada...She is from Newbury Park, CA...She is a Business Administration major at USC...Enjoys snowboarding and skiing during her free time...She is a member of the Dean's List at USC and volunteers as a Sunday School Teacher.
CAREER BESTS: 1500m: 4:51.44 800m: 2:20.45