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January 22, 2013

Rindone named "Runner of the Week" in CCIW

Senior Alex Rindone was named the "Runner of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin after winning the 300 in a school record time of :34.57 at the Midwest Invitational on Saturday, January 19 in Monmouth, Illinois.

Augustana senior Alex Rindone (Marmion Academy, Geneva, Ill.) has been selected as the "Athlete of the Week" for men's track & field in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Rindone was a double winner at the Midwest Invitational on Saturday, January 19 in Monmouth, Illinois. 

Rindone set a new Augustana school record in the 300 with a winning time of :34.57, breaking his own mark of :35.07 set a year ago in the same meet. His time established new meet and venue records as well. Rindone also led off the winning 800 meter relay. The relay recorded a time of 1:30.11.

Rindone opened the 2013 season with a fourth place finish in the 55 meter dash with a time of :06.55 at the Sol Butler Invitational on January 12 in Dubuque, Iowa. He also ran a leg on the 8800 relay that placed second with a time 1:31.29.

A year ago Rindone set school records in 60 (06:95), 200 (:21.97), and 300 (:35.07) during the indoor season. He was also the champion in the 200 at the CCIW indoor conference championship meet last February. During the outdoor season Rindone was just as impressive, taking the individual title in the 200 at the CCIW outdoor meet, as well as being a part of the winning 400 meter and 1600 meter relay teams. He set a new school record in the 200 (:21.17) in addition to being a member of the school record setting 400 meter relay (:40.88) and 1600 meter relay (3:10.70). All three of these school records were set in Claremont, California at the NCAA Division III National Meet and all three of those times earned Rindone All-American honors. His stellar season resulted in him being voted the team's most valuable track athlete by his teammates.

A business administration and communications major, Rindone is the son of Paul & Jill Rindone of Geneva, Illinois.

-Story written by student assistant Paul Hurd