- Shannon Leinert
- Wildwood, Mo.
- Eureka High School
Major: Early Childhood Education
Track Events: 800m, 1,500m
SEC Freshman Honor Roll – 2006
Two career victories on the track … Has personal bests of 2:06.69 (i800m), 2:06.67 (o800m), 4:44.08 (o1,500m)
2005: Redshirt season.
Track Highlights: Qualified for the Junior World Championships by finishing second at the U.S. Junior Championships with a career-best time of 2:05.80 … Reached semifinal as the Junior World Championships … Advanced to the semifinals with a time of 2:07.24 in her preliminary heat … Finished second in the distance medley relay with Kecia Johnson, Amanda Schommer and Lindsay Sundell … Scored for Florida in both the indoor and outdoor SEC Championships in the 800m, finishing fifth indoors and sixth outdoors … Advanced to the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish in the 800m at the East Regional Championship.
Prep: Coached by Mark Kimball … Missouri's 2005 Gatorade Athlete of the Year … Five-time Missouri class 4A state champion, with three titles in the 800m … Ran the 10th best 800m time in the country at 2004 US Junior Nationals, finishing in 2:08.76, earning All-America honors … Finished third at the 2004 Missouri State Cross Country Championships … Holds school records in the 800m, Mile, distance medley relay and 4x800m relay.