Women's Cross Country

    Shannon Byrne
    Shannon  Byrne


    Newbury Park, Calif.

    High School:
    Newbury Park HS




    Six Trojans Named To The Pac-12 Cross Country All-Academic Team

    Byrne, DeYoung, Matranga, Owen, Robinson and Soderstrom named honorable mention


    Trojans Place 5th At Titan Invitational

    Sophomore Erin Matranga leads the team at Fullerton


    USC To Compete At Titan Invitational Friday

    Final regular season meet of the season


    USC Takes Second at Highlander Invitational 4K Race

    Young Trojans post seven of the top 23 times


    USC's Cross Country Team Set To Invade The Inland Empire

    Trojans to compete a the 4K Highlander Invitational hosted by UC Riverside

    At USC: Shannon Byrne begins her second season of running cross country for USC...2011: Had her best 5K time of 18:55.2 in the season opener at the UC Irvine Invitational...Was USC's seventh-place finisher and 31st overall with a season-best 6K time of 23:04.05 to help the Trojans secure second place at the CS Northridge Invitational on Oct. 15. One of the five freshmen runners USC brought to the Pac-12 Championships and she finished 105th with a time of 23:18...She was a Dean's List student as a freshman.

    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 2:18 in the 800m and 5:00.49 in the 1600m.

    PERSONAL: Shannon was born on July 27, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...She has one brother, Jonathan...Her hobbies include skiing, snowboarding and being a volunteer high school cross country coach...Lists her favorite athlete as Roger Bannister because he was the first man to break the 4-minute mile barrier...Is a Business Administration major at USC....After USC would like to work as a management consultant or investment banker...Volunteers as a youth track coach, a Sunday School teacher and for the Joint Educational Project, a service learning organization at USC.