Redshirted ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV track and field/cross country first team.
AS A JUNIOR (2011)
Indoor: Ran a personal and team-best 5:01.11 to take first in the mile at the Niswonger Invitational ... placed fourth in the 3,000m with a personal-best time of 9:34.92 and in the 5,000m with a season-best time of 16:58.82 at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Broke the UAB outdoor 1,500-meter record with a time of 4:28.59 at the `Southern Invitational ... clocked a personal-best 34:14.04 in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational ... shattered a five-year-old school record in the 5,000m with a time of 16:13.32 at the Mt. SAC relays ... took the 10,000-meter title (35:06.23) at the C-USA Championships ... qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000-meter run and posted a 34:15.07 in the preliminary round ... a Capital One Academic All-America Second Team selection ... earned honorable mention All-America honors ... named to the C-USA All-Academic team.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
Indoor: Took the 3,000m title at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a time of 9:40.86 ... also claimed the 3,000m title at the Niswonger Invitational (9:57.50) ... finished as the runner-up in the 3,000m at the Clemson Invitational. Outdoor: Named first-team All-C-USA after winning the 10,000m race at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 35:07.25 ... qualified for the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships after running the top 10,000m in C-USA (34:40.30) at the Stanford Invitational ... captured the 5,000m title at the Sea Ray Relays (16:54.09) ... tabbed to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... received Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades ... named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Indoor: Runner-up in the 5,000m at the Houston Opener (17:40.10) ... won the 3,000m at the Niswonger Invitational and set a freshman record with her time of 9:52.56 ... placed ninth in the 3,000m run (10:00.96) at the C-USA Championships and finished seventh in the 5,000m run (17:37.30). Outdoor: Ran to a season-best 18:00.63 in the 5,000m at the Southern Invitational ... recorded a personal-best in the 3,000m steeplechase (11:35.00) ... runner-up in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Ole Miss Invitational (11:19.18) ... finished sixth in the 10,000m (37:30.59) and 14th in the 5,000m (17:38.41) at the C-USA Championships.
Attended Sir James Dunn High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada ... was cross country city champion in 2006 and 2008 ... Northern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (NOSSA) Regional cross country champion in 2008 ... also a member of the track team ... placed third at 2008 Provincial Indoor Championship in the 3,000 meters ... captured the city championship for both 1,500 and 3,000m for three consecutive years ... set numerous city and NOSSA records in 1,500 and 3,000m.
Full name is Rhiannon Ellen Joan Johns... born June 11, 1990 at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada ... daughter of Kevin and Karen Johns ... majoring in mathematics.