Octavia Rinehardt
Octavia Rinehardt
Year: Senior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Tallwood


     

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2011-12: All-Patriot League Second Team selection for cross country … two-time Patriot League Female Runner of the Week … named the ECAC Division I Female Runner of the Week after placing fourth at the Navy Invitational with a time of 22:09.77 … won the Mount St. Mary’s 5K Duals in a time of 18:02.99 … finished second at the Paul Short Invitational with a time of 21:42 … recorded a time of 20:48.2 to place second at the Leopard Invitational … placed eighth at the Patriot League Cross Country Championship with a time of 22:40.80 … finished 27th out of 199 runners in a time of 22:43.5 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals … registered a personal-best 10:06.63 to place third in the outdoor 3,000 meter run at the Maryland Invitational … won the outdoor 1,500 meter run at the Morgan State Legacy Meet with a time of 4:44.65 … placed third in the 5,000 meter run at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship … registered a season-best time of 16:56.17 in the outdoor 5,000 meter run at the ECAC Championships … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

2010-11: Named American University women’s cross country and indoor track MVP … honored as All-Region … selected to the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track All-Patriot League First Team … became the third woman in program history to compete in the NCAA National Cross Country Championships … honored as Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Week (February 7, 2011) … placed 18th at the NCAA Cross Country Regional Meet with a time of 20:57 … earned a personal-best time of 20:17 at the Patriot League Cross Country Championships, finishing in fourth place … placed first at the Leopard Invitational 6k by finishing in a time of 21:00.4 … finished second at the GMU Invite 6k (21:01.06), and the Mount St. Mary’s 5k (18:05.67) … earned a third-place finish at the USNA Salty Dog Invitational 6k (22:15.20) … Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Champion in both the 3000 (9:59.45) and 5000 meter (17:11.17) … broke the indoor 5000 meter program record at the New Balance Collegiate Invite by running a 16:32.75 … other indoor top-10 program times include the third-fastest indoor 3000 meter (9:51.43) at the Patriot Games, and the eighth-fastest indoor mile (5:06.25) at the Navy Women’s Lidlifter … finished third in the mile at the Maryland Indoor Invitational with a time of 5:06.60 … won the Patriot League Outdoor Championship in the 5000 meter (17:36.37) … competed in 5000 meter at both the IC4A/ECAC Championships, finishing seventh with a time of 16:42.10, and the NCAA East Regionals (17:01.02) … ran the second-fastest outdoor 5000 meter time in program history at the Bison Outdoor Classic, finishing fourth with a time of 16:34.26 … posted a second-place finish in the outdoor 1500 meter at the Maryland Invitational (4:41.61) … placed on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in the fall semester.

2009-10: Earned First Team All-Patriot League honors with a fifth-place finish at the Patriot League Cross Country Championships ... opened the cross country season with a win at Mount St. Mary’s Duals, finishing in 18:22.80 ... ran a personal best 10:18.29 in the outdoor 3000 meter at the Coastal Carolina Invitational.

2008-09: Named First Team All-Patriot League during the outdoor season after finishing first in the 5000 meter run during the Patriot League Championship ... named Second Team All-Patriot League during the cross country and indoor track season ... earned two female rookie of the week awards for her performances during the cross country season ... ran a personal best 17:13.58 in the 5000 meter run at the ECAC meet a time good enough to get her to the NCAA East Regional's.

High School: Earned eight varsity letters in XC and track at Tallwood High School ... was a seven-time All-Virginia State Team selection ... finished 2nd in 3200 meters at the 2008 Virginia State High School Track Championships ... was also a member of National Honor Society.

Personal Records

Track
Indoor Mile: 5:06.25
Indoor 3000: 9:51.43
Indoor 5000: 16:32.75
Outdoor 1500: 4:35.35
Outdoor 3000: 10:06.63
Outdoor 5000: 16:34.26

Cross Country
5k: 18:00.50
6k: 20:17