Former UAB Track Star Wins Canadian Marathon

UABSPORTS.COM Former UAB track star Rhiannon Johns recently won the women's Canadian National Marathon Championship in Ottawa, Canada in her home territory this past weekend.
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Former UAB track star Rhiannon Johns recently won the women's Canadian National Marathon Championship in Ottawa, Canada in her home territory this past weekend.
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June 5, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former UAB track All-American Rhiannon Johns recently won the women’s Canadian National Marathon Championship in Ottawa, Canada in Johns’ home territory.

Johns took the women’s national title this past weekend with a time of two hours 47 minutes and 11 seconds. The Sault Ste. Marie, Canada native was both an All-American on the track and an Academic All-American in the classroom for UAB. She held UAB outdoor records in the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs, as well as the 5K indoor marks prior to this season.

She finished 12th in the 10K at the NCAA Championships in 2013 to cap her five-year career and also qualified for the finals in 2011 in the 5K. Just a season ago, she claimed a runner-up finish in the 5K at the Canadian Nationals with a time of 16:26.71.

In her very successful five-year stint in Birmingham, Johns was selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Team three times, she was a two-time C-USA champion in the 10K, and was a four-time recipient of the C-USA Academic Medal. She was also a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and was awarded Presidential Honors with a 4.0 GPA as an undergrad.

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