Carime Reinhart Richter (2024)

About Carime Reinhart Richter

Carime Reinhart graduated from Hopewell Loudon High School in 2004. It is fair to say Reinhart is the most successful female student athlete to graduate from Hopewell Loudon, as is evidenced in the accomplishments she earned. As a high school student athlete Reinhart set course, track, and meet records as she blazed her way to accolade after accolade. Any track or cross country meet Reinhart competed in throughout Northwest Ohio is likely to have a record set by her at some point. Reinhart helped lead her cross country team to the state championship meet all four seasons, as the team finished as high as 4th place (2002), as well as 2 regional, 3 district, and 2 league team championships during that time. Individually, Reinhart was nearly unbeatable during the regular season winning most every race she ran in, and also finished her cross country career scoring a total of 20 points in 12 postseason races (District, Regional, and State), while compiling 4 league championships, 4 district championships, and 3 Regional Championships. Carime finished in the top 4 of the state cross country meet all four years. She was State Runner-up in 2000 (Sunni Olding - HOF Member), and 2001 (Angela Homan - HOF Member), with the most notable finish being in 2000, where Carime was declared the winner at the finish line and handed the first place card feeling pure joy and happiness. The decision was later reviewed, and was then overturned by an official vote of 2-1 in favor of Sunni Olding in a photo finish still talked about to this day, leaving Carime just short of the individual state championship. Reinhart also had a tremendous track and field career despite missing her sophomore postseason with a stress fracture. She finished her track and field career with 6 top 5 performances, including a State Runner-up in the 2003 1600 M. Run (Sunni Olding - HOF Member), and a State Runner-up in the 2004 3200 M. Run (Sunni Olding - HOF Member). Once graduating from Hopewell Loudon, Reinhart set out to compete at Ohio University in both cross country and track. It is safe to say Reinhart’s success was just as evident, if not better at the collegiate level. She earned honors as team MVP in cross country all four seasons, as well as Freshman of the Year in 2004. Reinhart also earned team MVP in track and field during her junior season. Overall, Reinhart was All MAC in cross country all 4 years, and finished on the podium at the MAC Championships in indoor and outdoor track a total of 13 times in 14 race attempts. Reinhart also won 2 Mid-American Conference titles (2006 Cross Country & 2007 Outdoor 10K), and added 4 MAC runner-up finishes throughout the course of her career at the Ohio University. She helped lead the Bobcats to back-to-back MAC Cross Country Championships (2006 & 2007), as well as the All-Ohio Team Championship (2006). In addition to all of the success Reinhart had competing at Hopewell Loudon High School and Ohio University, Carime Reinhart was a first-class individual and top-notch student. Reinhart was described by her coach as an unbelievable worker and leader, but more importantly a great individual. Academically, Reinhart earned Academic All-Ohio honors the maximum number of times an individual can do so (three years) in each sport. At Ohio University, Reinhart was not only an academic leader in the Mid-American Conference, but also on the national stage where she earned USATFCCCA Division 1 Cross Country All-American Academic honors in both 2005 and 2006. The OATCCC is proud to recognize your outstanding personal achievements by including you as a 2024 Inductee into the OATCCC Hall of Fame. Congratulations Carime!

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