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    Shannon Phelan
    Shannon Phelan
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Naperville North HS

    Height:
    5-6

    Birthdate:
    11/11/1987

    AT ILLINOIS

    2007 - Sophomore: Placed first for the Orange and Blue at the Pre-Nationals open race with a 22:07 6K...Clocked a personal-best 6K 21:35 6K time at the Big Ten Championships to place 49th overall and eighth for Illinois...Finished ninth among Illini in the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5K time of 18:26.

    2006 - Freshman: Debuted at the Brissman-Lundeen Invite, placing sixth for the Illini with a time of 21:45...Ran a time of 22:19 at the Big Ten Championships to place 39th overall...Finished sixth for the Illini at the NCAA Championships with a 22:55.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Four-time cross country state qualifier...Placed third in 2003 and took first in 2004 and 2005...Four-time All-Conference in cross country and three-time All-Conference in track...Named All-State three times for cross country and twice for track...Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track...High school coach was Dan Iverson.

    PERSONAL
    Daughter of Kevin and Mary Phelan...Born Nov. 12, 1987...Her biggest thrill in sports was when her 2005 cross country team was invited to Nike Team National's and surprised everyone with a fourth-place finish...Her athletic career was most influenced by her high school coach, Dan Iverson...Majoring in biology.

    Personal Bests:

    Cross Country
    5K - 18:24
    6K - 21:35

    Track
    1500m - 4:32.48

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