Rex Shields Athlete Profile

Rex Shields

Height: 6-1 Weight: 135 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2006 | 2008 | 2010-2012 Hometown: Springville, UT Mission: Buenos Aires West, Argentina Last School: Springville High School



All-America

  • 2011 USTFCCCA

Personal

  • Born in Alaska to parents Greg and Lisa
  • Served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Majoring in history
  • Hobbies include riding motorcycles, camping and hunting

Before BYU

  • Ran track and cross country at Springville HS in Springville, Utah, breaking three school records
  • Helped team to a first-place finish at region
  • Was the runner-up at the state cross country championships
  • State champion in the two-mile for track
  • Runner-up in the one-mile event at state
  • Named the state's 2005 Athlete of the Year in cross country

Stats

2012: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
4 BYU Autumn Classic 20:13.3 4 Miles
10 Bill Dellinger Invitational 24:00.0 8K
15 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:31.4 10K
188 NCAA Championships 31:30.9 10K
2011: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
3 BYU Invitational 19:25.8 4 Miles
6 Notre Dame Invitational 24:10.0 5 Miles
10 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 23:45.0 8K
5 WCC Championships 24:08.0 8K
8 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:42.2 10K
22 NCAA National Championships 29:52.0 10K
2010: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
3 BYU Autumn Classic 20:23.3 4 Miles
3 UC Riverside Invitational 24:09.5 8K
23 Roy Griak Invitational 24:52.1 8K
92 Pre-Nationals 24:57.4 8K
34 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:50.9 10K
162 NCAA Championships 32:04.0 10K

Men's Track Profile



2006 | Freshman Year

  • Competed at Southern Utah University under head coach Eric Houle
  • Earned all-conference and all-region honors.

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Third place finish at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:23.3
  • Took third at the UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 24:09.5
  • Finished 23rd at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 24:52.1
  • Competed at the Pre-Nationals Invite with a time of 24:57.4
  • Took 34th at the Mountain Regionals with a 10K time of 30:50.9
  • 194th at the NCAA Championships in a time of 32:03.5.

2011 | Junior Year

  • Third place finish at the BYU Invitational (4 miles) with a time of 19:25.8
  • Took sixth place at the Notre Dame Invitational (5 miles) with a time of 24:10.00
  • Took tenth place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (8K) with a time of 23:45
  • Took fifth place at the WCC Championships (8K) with a time of 24:08.00
  • Took eight at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (10K) with a time of 30:42.2
  • Finished 22nd at the NCAA National Championships (10K) with a time of 29:52.00

2012 | Senior Year

  • Earned USFTCCCA All-Academic and Academic All-WCC Honorable Mention honors
  • Named All-Mountain Region for his 15th-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships
  • Competed in the NCAA Championships and finished 188th with a 10K time of 31:30.9
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with Bronze Honors