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Rex Shields Athlete Profile

Rex Shields

Rex Shields
Position: Distance Height: 6-1 Weight: 130 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2013 Hometown: Springville, UT Mission: Buenos Aires, Argentina Last School: Springville High School


  • 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 running, eating, sleeping, 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


  • Mile -- 4:03
  • 3,000 meters -- 7:53

Career Stats

2012 | Junior Year

  • USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team