Caren (Rathie) Reindl
Track and Field
Caren Reindl was one of Saskatchewan's brightest sprinting stars in the 1970s, achieving provincial high school records, emerging as a strong Canadian junior age class performer and having a hand in five Canadian records.
Caren was born in Saskatoon and became interested in track and field while attending Mount Royal Collegiate. While at Mount Royal, she set city and provincial high school records in the 100, 200 and 400 metre runs in 1973 and again in 1974.
In December 1973, she set a Saskatchewan indoor record in the junior 400 metre race at the Knights of Columbus Games and was voted Saskatchewan's outstanding athlete of the meet. Then, at the 1978 Knights of Columbus Games, she won the invitational 400 metres and was named international athlete of the meet.
She set a Canadian indoor record at 300 metres in 1974; a Canadian junior record at 200 metres in 1976; and three times, she would be part of Saskatchewan teams which set Canadian relay records.
She ran for Canada in meets like the Freedom Games in San Diego, the North American junior championships in Mexico City and a dual meet against the Soviet Union indoors in March 1979. In the meet against the Soviets, Reindl was only one of two Canadians to win gold, winning at 400 metres.
Caren continues to run in Masters and coach all ages.