Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Shannon Phelan
Shannon Phelan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Napeville North HS

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
11/12/1987

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

AT ILLINOIS

Cross Country

2009 - Junior: Finished ninth at the Illini Open with a 5K time of 19:10.

2008: Redshirted.

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.

Track and Field

2010:
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 1,500m ... Took 10th in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed third in the 800m at Dave Rankin Invite (2:11.60) ... Placed fifth in the 1,500m with a personal best at the Jesse Owens Classic (4:25.14) ... Finished sixth in the 1,500m at the Drake Relays (4:28.56) ... Academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Ran the 1,000m at Meyo Invitational (2:59.00).

2009:
Academic All-Big Ten. Outdoor: Ran the 800m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, timing 2:12.63 and placing 11th in prelims ... Ran a personal-best 2:10.60 in the 800m at the Illinois Invitational, placing first ... Timed a personal-best 4:32.48 in the 1,500m at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Member of 4x1,600m relay that was seventh at the Drake Relays ... Opened the outdoor season running the 1,500m at the Sun Angel Track Classic (4:35.17). Indoor: Ran the 800m at the Big ten Indoor Championships (2:14.19) ... Led off the distance medley relay that was eighth at the Big Ten Championships and sixth at the Iowa State Classic ... Won the 1,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (2:56.31) ... Ran a personal-best 2:13.54 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic ... Timed a personal-best 4:56.01 in the mile at the Meyo Invitational.

2008:
Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships, running season-best 4:34.46 in prelims ... Timed season-best 2:11.56 in the 800m and was fourth at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Was sixth in the 1,500m open race at the Sun Angel Track Classic (4:34.64). Indoor: Ran the 1,200m leg of the Illini distance medley relay that was sixth at the Big Ten Championships (11:47.87) ... Competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships, timing season-best 4:58.35 in prelims ... Ran the mile at the Meyo Invitational and Iowa State Classic ... Member of distance medley relays that were first at the Illinois Women's Invitational and ninth at the Iowa State Classic.

2007:
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School
Four-time cross country state qualifier, finishing runner-up in 2005 and taking third in 2004 ... Named All-State three times for cross country and three times for track ... Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track.

Personal
Daughter of Kevin and Mary Phelan ... Born Nov. 12, 1987 ... Her athletic career was most influenced by her high school coach, Dan Iverson ... Majoring in community health.

Phelan's Personal Bests
Cross Country
5K - 18:24
6K - 21:35

Outdoor
800m: 2:10.60 - Big Ten Championships (5/2/09)
1,500m: 4:25.14 - Jesse Owens Classic (5/1/10)

Indoor
800m: 2:13.54 - Big Ten Championships (2/14/09)
Mile: 4:56.01 - Meyo Invitational (2/7/09)
1,000m: 2:59.00 - Meyo Invitational (2/6/10)

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