- Shannon Leinert
- Wildwood, Mo. (Eureka)
CAREER VICTORIES: 2
800m: 2:07.09, 2006 Florida Fast Times, Gainesville, Fla.
800m: 2:05.80, 2006 USATF Junior Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.
2006-07 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 2:16.30 (800m) … Competed in three meets, all outdoor … Missed indoor season due to injury … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Ran season-best 2:16.30 to finish 18th in the 800m at SEC Outdoor Championships … Ran 800m in 2:19.35 to finish 11th at Drake Relays … Also ran third leg of fifth-place 4x800m (8:53.68) … Ran 800m in 2:19.80 to finish 24th, ran opening leg of second-place 4x800m (9:04.23) and ran third leg of second-place distance medley relay (11:40.81) at Pepsi Florida Relays.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (2): (i) Pepsi Invitational 800m (2:08.56); Florida Intercollegiate 800m (2:11.50) … Best of 2:05.80 (800m) set at 2006 USATF Junior Championships … Competed in 12 meets (seven indoor, five outdoor) … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Lone freshman on UF roster to qualify for both the NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor Championships … Wrapped up outdoor campaign with clocking of 2:08.54 in 800m semifinals at NCAA Championships, finishing 15th … Advanced to semifinals of 800m at NCAA Outdoor Championships with time of 2:06.78 in first round … Third in 800m finals at NCAA East Regional with a time of 2:06.67 … Notched then-personal record time of 2:06.96 in winning 800m prelim heat at NCAA East Regional … Sixth at SEC Outdoor Championships in 800m (2:08.89) … Fifth in 800m at Spec Towns Invitational, crossing finish line in 2:09.06 … Placed 17th at NCAA Indoor Championships in 800m with time of 2:11.59 … Qualified for NCAA Indoor Championships in 800m with time of 2:07.09, achieved during second-place finish at Florida Fast Times … Ran 2:08.97 at SEC Indoor Championships and placed fifth … Secured second provisional at Tyson Invitational with time of 2:08.66 to take fifth … Notched first NCAA provisional of career at Pepsi Invitational, winning race with time of 2:08.56 … Opened collegiate career by winning first-ever race in 800m with time of 2:11.50 at Florida Intercollegiate.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Missouri’s 2005 Gatorade Athlete of the Year … Five-time Missouri class 4A state champion, with three titles in 800m (2003-05) … Ran the 10th best 800m time in country at 2004 U.S. Junior Nationals, finishing in 2:08.76 to earn All-America honors … Finished third in 800m (2:10.83) at 2004 Missouri state cross country championships … Set school records in 800m (2:08.76), mile, distance medley relay and 4x800m relay … High school coach was Mark Kimball.