Kylie Reinholz Named AMCC Cross Country Runner of the Year
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Hilbert junior Kylie Reinholz, the individual winner at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship meet, has been named as the conference’s 2014 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year. This marks back-to-back years that the Orchard Park native has been recognized on the short-list of awards given by the AMCC.
Penn State Altoona freshman Morgan Pennsyl was voted as the Newcomer of the Year, an award that Reinholz claimed in 2013. Pennsyl placed fourth at the conference championship meet and was the fastest first-year runner that day.
Franciscan University’s Dan Kuebler was named Coach of the Year after he guided the Lady Barons to their fifth team title and it marked the fourth year Kuebler has been recognized by his peers.
Reinholz opened her 2014 season with a 12th place finish at the Penn State Behrend Invitational crossing the finish line 20:16.9. She then, unfortunately, missed almost two weeks of training as she was recovering from a car accident. But once she returned to the racing trails and pinned the competition number on her jersey, the second-year runner took three 1st place finishes: Meghan Memorial, Oct 4; duel match vs Bradford, Oct 9 and the AMCC Championship, Nov. 1. Reinholz place third in the CCOC race and broke the 20-minute mark for the first time in her career (19:36.2) Oct 18th at the Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva.
Reinholz’ season continues next weekend as she and a few fellow Hilbert team mates compete at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regionals in eastern, PA November 15.
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