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Shane Stroup
  • Mid-Distance
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Highland, Md. (River Hill HS)
  • BD: 9/6/84 (Olney, Md.)



800m: 1:50.32, 2006 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
Mile: 4:01.21, 2006 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
800m: 1:49.46, 2006 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
1,500m: 3:38.57, 2005 NCAA Championships, Sacramento, Calif.

HONORS: (Three-time NCAA All-American, three-time SEC champion, one-time NCAA East Regional champion) 2006 NCAA East Regional champion - 1,500m; 2006 SEC Outdoor champion - 800m; 2006 NCAA Indoor All-American - Mile; 2006 SEC Indoor champion - DMR; 2005 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 1,500m; 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - DMR; 2003 SEC Indoor champion - DMR

2006 AS A SENIOR: Wins (4): (o) NCAA East Regional 1,500m (3:52.42); SEC Outdoor Championships 800m (1:49.46); Stanford Invitational 1,500m (3:40.85); (i) SEC Indoor Championships DMR (9:44.82) Bests of 1:49.46 (800m), 4:01.21 (mile) and 3:40.85 (1,500m) Competed in 10 meets (five indoors, five outdoors) Capped career with 21st-place finish in 1,500m at NCAA Outdoor Championships with time of 3:51.64 Claimed first NCAA East Regional title of career when he won the 1,500m in 3:52.42 Was in middle of pack with 500m remaining before taking control of race Came back from disappointing seventh-place finish in 1,500m to win first individual title at SEC Outdoor Championships in 800m Clocked time of 1:49.46 to win 800m after taking seventh in 1,500m (3:48.31) just an hour and a half earlier Was fifth in 800m with just 200m remaining and charged ahead for victory Ran on 4x1,600m relay that finished less than two seconds away from school record by taking seventh at Drake Relays in 16:40.08 Ran nation's then-fastest time by winning the Stanford Invitational in 3:40.85 Earned All-America honors by finishing 13th in mile at NCAA Indoor Championships with time of 4:04.24 Picked up second SEC title of career by running fantastic final leg of DMR relay that tallied NCAA provisional (9:44.82) Surpassed Arkansas' mile champion Said Ahmed in final 50 meters to win DMR title Finished second to Ahmed earlier in afternoon in mile by 0.06 seconds Was in last place in mile through majority of race before strong leg-kick vaulted him to second during final 400m before Ahmed nudged out win Time of 4:01.21 was third in school history Tallied first provisional of indoor season with time of 4:02.84 in mile to finish second at Gator Invitational Finished second in 800m at first meet of season at Florida Intercollegiate with career-best time of 1:50.32.

2005 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (4): (o) Florida Relays 4x1,500m relay (16:14.76); (i) Gator Invitational Mile (4:02.33); Wes Kittley 6-Way 800m (1:53.79); Florida Intercollegiate 3,000m (8:29.29) Bests of 1:50.85 (800m), 4:02.33 (mile), 3:38.57 (1,500m) Pulled off late heroics at NCAA outdoor meet by going from 11th to fifth on final lap of 1,500m to break school record in 3:38.57 Time was more than eight seconds faster than previous personal best Advanced to nationals in 1,500m after incredible race at NCAA East Regional Championships Was in last place with 400m remaining and wove way through field to narrowly finish second in 3:49.25 Finished 11th in 1,500m (3:57.43) and 13th in 800m (1:50.85) at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships Hit regional time in 1,500m at Mt. SAC Relays with time of 3:46.93 to finish 22nd Ran final leg of sprint medley relay that took third at Texas Relays Ran opening leg of winning 4x1,500m relay at Florida Relays (16:14.76) Also finished second in 1,500m with time of 3:48.88 Took second in mile with time of 4:02.75 and ran anchor leg on runner-up DMR at SEC Indoor Championships Ran on DMR that finished third at Iowa State Classic with NCAA provisional time of 9:43.50 Ran provisional time of 4:02.33 to take first in mile at Gator Invitational Took first in 800m at Wes Kittley 6-Way in 1:53.79 Won the 3,000m at the Florida Intercollegiate in 8:29.29 to open season.

2004 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (4): (i) Fast Times Qualifier DMR (9:37.11); (o) Florida Relays 4x800m relay (7:24.68); Florida Relays DMR (9:50.79); FSU Dual Meet 1,500m (3:48.02) Bests of 1:50.49 (800m), 3:46.74 (1,500m) and 4:02.87 (mile) ... Competed in 13 meets (seven indoor, six outdoor) ... Finished 10th in the 1,500m at the NCAA East Regional Championships in 3:57.54 ... Won the 1,500m (3:48.02) and finished third in the 800m (1:50.96) at the FSU Dual Meet ... Finished ninth in the Olympic Development mile at Penn Relays in 4:07.88 ... Member of the winning distance medley and 4x800m relay teams at Florida Relays ... Earned All-America honors as a member of the seventh-place DMR team at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Leadoff leg of the DMR team that automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships by running 9:37.11 at the Fast Times Qualifier ... Leadoff leg of the SEC runner-up DMR team that clocked in at 9:42.49 and also scored with a sixth-place finish in the mile (4:05.49) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Leadoff leg of the fourth-place DMR team (9:46.56) at the Tyson invitational ... Finished fourth in the 800m in 1:51.05 at the Gator Invitational ... Named SEC Athlete of the Week on Jan. 28 Runner-up in the mile, crossing the finish line in a personal-best time of 4:02.87, at the SEC Invitational ... Finished third in the 800m at the Florida Intercollegiate in 1:51.17 ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (2): (i) SEC Indoor Championships distance medley relay (9:41.68); (o) Texas Invitational 1,500m (3:48.75) Bests of 3:48.75 (1,500m) and 4:09.03 (mile) ... Competed in eight meets (four indoor, four outdoor) ... Won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational in 3:48.75 ... Finished fifth in the 1,500m at the SEC Quad Meet ... Member of the SEC Indoor champion distance medley relay team and also finished 10th in the mile (4:09.03) ... Runner-up in the mile at the Gator Invitational in 4:12.01 ... Placed fifth in the mile (4:11.35) at the SEC Challenge ... Finished third in the mile at the Florida Intercollegiate.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Set Maryland record in the 1,600m ... Set the state record for 800m in the River Hill High School classification ... Named the Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Year ... Four-time Baltimore Sun all-metro and all-county selection ... Took fifth in the mile at the Nike Indoor Classic in 2001 ... Placed second in the mile at the 2001 Adidas Outdoor Championships in Raleigh, N.C. ... Second in the mile at the 2001 and 2002 Penn Relays 2002 graduate of River Hill High School.

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