HELENA — Janie Reid capped off her Carroll College cross country and track and field career with a second place finish in the marathon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
For her accomplishments, she’s been selected as the Independent Record’s Carroll College Female Athlete of the Year.
“I’m so honored,” Reid said.
The senior from Kenmore, Washington, started the year off with a 22nd place finish at the NAIA Cross Country Championship. She ran an 18-minute time on the 5K course in Vancouver, Washington.
Reid was coming off an individual title at the Frontier Conference Championship in Lewiston, Idaho. She ran a time of 17:38 to claim the title.
“I was happy with how my regular season went during cross country,” Reid said. “I got within two seconds of my (personal record). At nationals, I think I underperformed a little for my standards but I was happy that I was able to repeat All-American honors.”
Reid finished her cross country career with two All-American nods in her final two cross country seasons after coming to Carroll College as a walk-on.
She added three more All-American nods during outdoor track and field. Reid finished second in the marathon this spring, running a time of 3:06:32.78.
In 2017, she earned All-American status in the marathon as well, placing third at the national meet in a time of 3:08:36.70.
Reid also garnered an All-American honor in the 10,000 during her sophomore season in 2016. She placed eighth in a time of 38:23.17 at the national meet.
Reid said the indoor season didn’t go the way she planned, as he battled anemia.
“My first half (of the season) went decently, but my second half I really struggled doing workouts and at nationals I felt like I had no gas in the tank when I ran.”
Once the outdoor season rolled around, though, Reid rounded back into form.
“I was really shocked about my placement in the marathon but was so happy that I could earn good points for my team and end on a high note,” she said.
“If I could just add, none of my success would have been possible without my wonderful coaches and teammates. I leaned on them a lot this year as I struggled with some issues and they helped me to beliee in myself. They also took a chance on me as a freshman and the opportunity they gave me to compete on this team has been such a blessing, I’m just so thankful.”