UConn Takes 7th Place At NCAA East Regional Championships
Lauren Sara Leads Huskies In 7th Place Finish
UConn Takes Second Place At Penn State Nationals
2011-12: Cross Country: Took 5th place at the CCSU Blue Devil Invite...Placed 100th at the Roy Griak Invitational in 22:16..Finished 29th at the Penn St. Nationals in 22:21...Took 51st at the BIG EAST Championship (22:04.2)... Finished the NCAA Regionals in 22:20.6 to take 69th.
Cross Country:Placed 12th at the BIG EAST Preview, running 19:40... Ran 18:26 to place 32nd at the New England Championships... UConn's seventh finisher at the BIG EAST Championship, running 23:23... Ran 22:15 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships.Indoor: BIG EAST and New England Qualifier... Finished third in the mile at the New England Championships (4:50.82)... Placed 3rd at the New Balance Invite in the 5000M (17:20.33)... Finished 4th at the Penn State Nationals in the 3000m (10:01.05)... Placed 7th at the BIG EAST Championships as part of the Distance Medley (11:49.15).Outdoor: BIG EAST and ECAC Qualifier... Finished 1st at the Larry Ellis Invitational in the 1500m (4:31.18)... Finished 1st at the Dick Shea Invite in the 1500m (4:41.11).
2009-10: Cross Country: Top finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational, placing 26th (22:49)...Placed 1st at the Fairfield Invitational (18:49)...Placed 1st at the Bryant Invitational (19:06) Indoor: Placed 5th in the 5000m at the UConn Select Invite (18:09.87). Outdoor: Placed 5th in the 5,000m at the UConn Select Invite (18:09.87).
Cross Country: Was a top runner for the Huskies... UConn's top finisher at the Ted Owens Invitational with a time of 18:34... took first place at the 5k race at Quinnipiac with a winning time of 18:55.5... was UConn's second finisher at the BIG EAST Championship. Outdoor: Finished in first place in the 5,000m run (18:02.05) at the UConn Select Invitational.
Attended Hamden High School in Hamden, Conn... in cross country, was a three-time All-Southern Connecticut Conference selection... named SCC MVP two years... All-State Team member for two years... was an All-New England selection her junior year... was undefeated in all dual meets and SCC races as a junior and senior... SCC All-Academic Team member during her junior and senior years... In track and field, Dinnan was an All-SCC Quinnipiac Division team member her freshman year... a two-time All-SCC pick and went undefeated in SCC competition her junior year... earned All-State honors twice... All-New England in the 3,200 with a sixth place finish... holds school records in the 1,000m, 3,000m, 1,600m and 3,200m... was a three-time SCC All-Academic Team member for outdoor and indoor track and field... was a High Honors student as well as a National Honor Society member.
Courtney Y. Dinnan... daughter of Matt and Linda Dinnan... born Sept. 1, 1990... majoring in elementary education at UConn.