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Jen Rhines

Jen Rhines

Event: Distance
Height: 5-3
Weight: 105
PR: 1,500m - 4:09.52 (2007); 3,000m - 8:35.03 (2007); 5,000m – 14:54.29 (2008); 10,000m - 31:17.31 (2007); Half marathon - 1:11:14 (2011); Marathon – 2:29:32 (2006)
Born: 07/01/1974
Current Residence: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Hometown: Liverpool, N.Y.
High School: Liverpool HS (NY) '92
College: Villanova '96
Coach: Terence Mahon
Agent: Ray Flynn
Sponsor: adidas
Club: Boston Athletic Association
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USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up – 2007 (15:08.53); 2009 (15:26.92)
2008 Olympic Trials runner-up, 5,000m (15:02.02)
Third at 2005 USA Outdoor Championships, 10,000m (31:37.20)
Third at 2004 Olympic Trials, marathon (2:29:57)
2002 USA Outdoors champion, 10,000m (31:57.38)
2001 Two-time USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m runner-up – 2000 (31:58.34); 2001 (32:20.03)
2000 Olympic Trials runner-up, 10km
 
International Championships
2002 World Cross Country 8km Championships team silver medalist (12th-27:43)
 
Collegiate Championships
Three-time NCAA 5,000m Outdoor champion – 1994; 1995; 1996
1995 NCAA Indoor 5,000m champion
1994 NCAA Cross Country champion
 
Awards and Honors
2004 and 2008 Olympian
 
About Jen
Rhines continues to be one of the most versatile distance runners on the U.S. with national titles on the track and the roads and Olympic appearances at three different distances (5,000m, 10,000m and marathon). A college star while at Villanova, Rhines came into her own on the elite track scene when she placed 2nd in the 10,000m at the 2000 Olympic Trials, using an impressive kick to make the Olympic Team. The daughter of two recreational runners, Rhines started her own career in the eighth grade as a sprinter: 'I just kept moving up every year.' She won two state 1500m titles as a prep while bringing home a triple crown in 1994-95, with NCAA titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. Earned her degree in civil engineering at Villanova. Rhines married distance runner and current coach Terrance Mahon on November 20, 1998. 
Other Results
2012: 64th at U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2:43:35); 6th at USA 10 km road champs (32:52); limited competition due to injury
2011: 9th at World Outdoors (31:47.59); 3rd at USA Outdoors in 10,000m (31:30.37); 1st at USA 15 km (49:31); 1st at USA Half Marathon (1:11:14).
2010: 4th at USA Outdoors in 5,000m (15:35.71); 8th at Stockholm (15:50.55); 5th at Hamilton Invite in 3,000m (9:09.46); 2nd at USA 15 km (50:27); 2nd at USA 10 km (32:16 PR).
2009: 9th at World Champs (15:11.63); USA Outdoor runner-up (15:26.92); 5th at adidas Track Classic (15:36.09); 5th at Reebok Grand Prix (15:32.39); 8th in 2,000m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (5:51.59).
2008: 14th in 5,000m at Olympic Games (16:34.63), 6th in heats (15:15.12); 2nd at Olympic Trials in 5,000m (15:02.02); 5th at Bislett Games Oslo (14:54.29); 5th at DKB-ISTAF Berlin (15:09.40); 3rd at adidas Track Classic (8:56.26); 1st at Palo Alto (31:30.31); 8th in heats at World Indoors (9:03.66); USA Indoor runner-up (8:59.98).
2007: USA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up (15:08.53); 7th at World Outdoors (15:03.09); 1st in 10,000m at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (31:17.31PR); 8th in 1,500m at adidas Track Classic (4:09.52PR); 4th in 5,000m at Rome (14:58.51); 2nd in 3,000m at Monaco (8:35.03PR); 4th in 5,000m at Stockholm (15:12.64).
2006: 5th in 5,000m at USA Outdoors (15:29.51); 10th in 3,000m at Lucerne (9:09.30); 8th in 5,000m at Brussels (14:55.18); 12th in 5,000m at Rome (15:05.24); 10th in 5,000m at Zurich (15:10.65); 4th in 10,000m at Helsinki (31:24.16); 4th in Rome marathon (2:29:32); 7th in Tokyo marathon (2:35:37).
2005: 3rd in 10,000m at USA Outdoor Champs (31:37.20); 16th at World Outdoor Championships (31:26.66); 5th in 3,000m at the Reebok Grand Prix (8:56.07); 1st at USA 15 km champs (49:21); 8th in 5,000m at Stockholm (15:12.89); 2nd at Boston marathon (1:12.56); 18th in ING NYC marathon (2:37:07).
2004: 3rd at USA Marathon Olympic Trials (2:29:57); 34th at the Olympic Games (2:43:52); 5th in 5,000m at Olympic Trials (15:19.15).
2003: 5th at USA Cross Country Champs 8km (30:29); 3rd at USA Half-Marathon Championships (1:11:59); 3rd in 3,000m at Brunswick (9:06.77).
2002: USA 10,000m champ (31:57.38); 4th at Winter XC Champs 8km (27:04); won team silver medal at World Cross Country Champs (12th-27:43); 3rd in Palo Alto (31:41.16); 7th at Stockholm 5,000m (15:13.44).
2001: 2nd at USA Outdoor 10,000m (32:20.03); 2nd at USA XC Champs 8km (26:43.80); 27th at World XC Champs 8km (30:03); 6th in 3,000m at Prefontaine Classic (9:01.30).
2000: 2nd at Olympic trials in a PR 31:58.34; 16th in her first round heat at Olympic Games (34:08.28).
1999: 4th in 10,000m at USA Outdoors (32:29.67).
1998: Won USA 15km Champs (51:00); 2nd in 5,000m (15:38.82) at adidas/Oregon Classic; 2nd in 10,000m (34:10.31) at USA Champs; won 5,000m (15:26.88 PR) at McGill International; 5th in 10,000m (33:44.19) at Goodwill Games.
1997: 5th in 10,000m (33:17.26) at USA Outdoors; 8th in USA 10km Road Champs (34:04).
1996: Won 3,000m (9:13.48) and 5,000m (16:19.05) at Big East Indoor; 3rd in 5,000m (16:00.39) at NCAA Indoor; won Big East 5,000m (16:25.31), 2nd in 3,000m (9:24.76); won NCAA 5,000m (16:05.85); 12th in 10,000m (33:58.71) at Olympic Trials; 14th in USA XC Champs.
1995: Won NCAA 5,000m (15:56.18); 10th in 5,000m (15:57.78) at USA Outdoors; won 5,000m at NCAA Indoor (15:41.12 PR, MR); anchored distance medley win (4:42.7 for 11:11.98); won 5,000m (16:07.40), 2nd in 3,000m (9:31.78) in Big East Indoor; won mile at ECAC Indoor (4:45.62); won Big East 5,000m (16:21.62), 2nd in 3,000m (9:23.34); won ECAC 3,000m (9:06.66); 3rd in NCAA XC.
1994: Won 5,000m (16:21.60) at NCAA; 2nd in 5,000m (16:04.02) at USA Outdoors; won NCAA XC; won 3,000m (9:25.29) and 5,000m (16:02.67) at Big East Indoor; 3rd in 5,000m (16:54.39, lap long) at NCAA Indoor; won 5,000m (16:22.28), 2nd in 3,000m (9:23.32) at Big East; won ECAC 3,000m (9:10.01).
1993: 2nd in UNC Twilight 3,000m (9:41.81 PR); 7th in Big East 5,000m; 2nd in NCAA XC.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:19.83; 5,000m, 15:10.44 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 32 in the world); 10,000m, 31:30.37 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 20 in the world); 5km road, 15:37; 15km road, 49:31 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 48 in the world); half marathon, 1:11.14 (No. 6 in the USA)
2010: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 8:58.47; Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:12.66; 1,500m, 4:26.94; 3,000m, 9:09.46 (No. 8 in the USA); 5,000m, 15:22.05 (No. 7 in the USA); 10km road, 32:16 (No. 2 in the USA); 15km road, 50:27; 10 miles road, 55:41; half marathon, 1:14:57
2009: Indoor bests – 1,500m, 4:22.16; 3,000m, 9:11.19 (No. 15 in the USA); 5,000m, 15:27.87 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:07.62; 1,500m, 4:15.43; 2,000m, 5:51.69 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 19 in the world); 3,000m, 9:02.08 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 45 in the world); 5,000m, 15:07.78 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 26 in the world); 5km road, 15:31
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