Events: Distance
Height: 5-3
Weight: 105
PRs: 1,500m - 4:09.52 (2007); 3,000m - 8:35.03 (2007); 5,000m - 14:55.18 (2006); 10,000m - 31:17.31 (2007); marathon - 2:29:32 (2006)
Born: July 1, 1974, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Current Residence: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
High School: Liverpool HS (NY) '92
College: Villanova '96
Coach: Terrence Mahon
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: adidas

 

Career Highlights: 2002 USA 10,000m champion; 2007 USA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up; 3rd at 2005 USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m; 3rd in the marathon at the 2004 Olympic Trials; 2-time Olympian ('00, '04); 2000 Olympic Trials and 2001 USA Championships 10km runner-up; 3-time NCAA 5km Outdoor champion (‘94-‘96); 1995 NCAA Indoor 5km champ; 1994 NCAA XC champion

An Olympic marathoner in 2004, Rhines is focusing again on shorter distances. In 2007, she set personal bests in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 10,000m and went on to take seventh in the 5,000m at the 2007 IAAF World Outdoor Championships. She recorded personal bests at 5,000m, 10,000m and the marathon in 2006, including fourth in the 2006 Rome marathon in 2:29:32. In the summer track season, Rhines recorded 14:55.18 for 5000m in Brussels and 31:24.16 for 10,000m in Helsinki...In only the third marathon of her career, Rhines finished third at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women's Marathon Trials with a personal record by 11 minutes, 19 seconds over her previous best of 2:41:16...a college star while at Villanova, Rhines came into her own on the elite track scene when she placed 2nd in the 10km at the 2000 Olympic Trials, using an impressive kick to make the Olympic Team...she repeated that runner-up finish at the 2001 GMC Envoy USA Outdoor Championships, then won her first USA title in the 10 km in 2002 set personal bests across the board in 2000the daughter of two recreational runners, Rhines started her own career in the eighth grade as a sprinter: 'I just kept moving up every year.'...won two state 1500m titles as a prep...won a triple crown in 1994-95, with NCAA titles in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track...earned her degree in civil engineering at Villanova...married distance runner Terrance Mahon on November 20, 1998...along with Mahon is a member of the Team USA Southern California training group.

Competition Results:
2008:
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)...ranked #9 in the world (#3 U.S.) in 10,000m and #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 31:17.31 and 15:03.09.
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 (14:55.18PR)...12th in 5,000m at Rome (15:05.24)...10th in 5,000m at Zurich (15:10.65)...4th in 10,000m at Helsinki (31:24.16PR)...4th in Rome marathon (2:29:32PR)...7th in Tokyo marathon (2:35:37)...ranked #3 in 5,000m, #2 in 10,000m and the marathon in the U.S. by T&FN...bests of 9:09.30, 14:55.18, 31:24.16, 2:29:32.
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)...ranked #3 at 10,000m, #4 at 5,000m, #5 at 3,000m and #8 in the marathon in the U.S. by T&FN...bests of 8:56.07, 15:12.89, 31:26.66, 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)...ranked #6 at 5,000m in U.S. by T&FN...best of 2:29:57.