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Rene Cousins
Rene Cousins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hempstead, N.Y.

High School:
Hempstead

Height:
5-7

Position:
Sprints

Major:
Legal Studies

As A Junior (2009-10): Cross Country - recorded a time of 26:09 at the Hofstra Invitational (Sept. 5) ... Indoor - set a new career-best time at the Yale Invitational (Jan. 9) with a seventh-place finish in the 400-meters, running in 58.87 seconds ... placed tenth in the 200-meters at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 30) with a career-best time of 25.63 seconds ... Outdoor - set a new career-best time in the 200-meter dash at the Miami Alumni meet (April 10) with a time of 25.27 seconds ... took first place in the 200-meters at the Metropolitan Championships (April 17) with a time of 25.54 seconds ... posted a career-best performance in the 100-meters at the Miami Alumni meet (April 10) with a time of 12.36 seconds ... member of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished first at the Metropolitan Championships (April 17) with a time of 47.16 seconds.

As A Sophomore (2008-09): Cross Country - finished with a time of 18:20.01 in the 4K STJ Fall Festival (Oct. 19) ... Indoor - placed fifth at the Fordham Opener (Dec. 5) with a time of 1:00.7 in the 400-meter dash ... ran the 500-meter dash at the Great Dane Classic (Jan. 23) for a time of 1:21.71 ... Outdoor - set a new career-best time of 25.52 in the 200-meter race at the Sam Howell Invite (April 5) ... Finished fifth and fourth respectively at the Metropolitan Championships (April 18) and Yale Invitational (April 26) with a time of 57.91 in the 400-meter race ... placed fourth in the NYC Qualifying Challenge (May 9), running a career-best 56.98 in the 400-meter dash ... a member of the 1,600-meter relay team that finished 13th with a time of 3:47.53 at the ECAC Championships (May 16).

As A Freshman (2007-08): Indoor - had the team's third fastest time in both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes marking season-best times at the Great Dane Classic (Jan. 25) of 26.20 and the New Balance Invite (Feb. 9) of 58.71, respectively ... finished eighth at the Metropolitan Championships (Feb.1) in the 400-meter dash at 58.95 ... Outdoor - season-best time in the 200-meter dash of 25.87 at the Tony Waldrop Invite (April 12) ... season-best time in the 400-meter dash of 57.96 at the Sam Howell Invite (April 4) ... finished fifth in both events at the Metropolitan Championships (April 19) with times of 26.08 and 58.48 in the 200-meters and 400-meters, respectively.

Before St. John's: Served as the track & field captain (2007) and co-captain (2004-06) and earned three varsity letters at Hempstead High School ... was a seven-time All-American and six-time federation and state champion ... qualified for the New York State Championships indoor 300-meter dash (2004) and 4x400-meter relay (2004), the outdoor 200-meter dash, the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays (2005) and the 4x100-meter relay (2006) ... at the 2005 Nationals she earned All-America honors in both the outdoor and indoor 400-meter relays, the 200-meter relay and the sprint medley relay ... also a member of the Championships of America 4x400-meter relay ... at the 2006 Nationals she qualified as an All-American in the indoor 4x200-meter relay, the outdoor 4x100-meter relay and the Championships of America 4x100-meter relay team ... was class salutatorian ... earned numerous academic awards including, national honor roll, athletic participation award by JROTC (2006) and the Triple "C" Award for Outstanding Leadership, Character and Commitment to Community and Others ... was a member of Athletes Helping Athletes (2003-2005), the Green Project, Teachers for Tomorrow and the Honor Society.

Personal: Born in Jamaica, N.Y. ... daughter of Ilrett Foe ... has a brother, Dwayne Simms (29) ... collects stamps and currencies from different countries ... SAAC representative of the Cross Country and Track & Field team ... legal studies major ... Dean's List.

Off the Track
Enjoys most about St. John's: The buildings, atmosphere and the small community setting.
Favorite Movie: "Love & Basketball"
Favorite Book: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse
Favorite Song: "The World's Greatest"

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