Women's Cross Country

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    Shannon Byrne
    Shannon Byrne

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Newbury Park, Calif.

    High School:
    Newbury Park HS

    Height:
    5-5

    Birthdate:
    07/27/1993

    11/15/2012

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

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

    10/19/2012

    Trojans Place 5th At Titan Invitational

    Sophomore Erin Matranga leads the team at Fullerton

    10/18/2012

    USC To Compete At Titan Invitational Friday

    Final regular season meet of the season

    10/13/2012

    USC Takes Second at Highlander Invitational 4K Race

    Young Trojans post seven of the top 23 times

    10/11/2012

    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.