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Natalie Shields XC Athlete Profile

Kristi RushNatalie Shields-ConnollyYesenia Silva

Natalie Shields-Connolly

Height: 5-8 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012 | 2014-2016 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: East High School

Personal

  • Parents are Jeff and Patty Shields
  • Has six siblings: Haley, Brett, Marcus, Derek, Monica and Colton
  • Cousins Angela and Erica Shields ran on the track team
  • Cousin Rex Shields ran on the track and cross country team
  • Public Health Major
  • Married Richie Connolly in the Salt Lake Temple in October of 2014 

Before BYU

  • Personal best in cross country 5K- 18:25; track 1600- 4:51, 3200- 10:22
  • Hold the Utah State record for the 3200
  • Athletic All-State in track and cross country
  • Academic All-Region
  • Member of NHS and Madrigals

Summary

  • All-West Coast Conference Team selection (2012)
  • All-Mountain Region Team selection (2012)
  • 2012 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic
  • 2012 All-West Coast Conference First Team
  • 2012 All-Mountain Region First Team
  • 2013 West Coast Conference Cross Country All-Academic Team
  • 2013 All-West Coast Conference First Team
  • 2013 All-Mountain Region First Team

Stats

2016: Senior
Place  Event  Time  Distance
46 Panorama Farms Invitational  18:29.3 5K
22 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (B-race) 22:04.2 6K
26 WCC Championships  22:15.8 6K
2015: Junior
Place  Event  Time  Distance
6 BYU Autumn Classic  17:38.6 5K
8 Washington Invitational  20:03.3 6K
40 Wisconsin Invitational  20:25.9 6K
11 WCC Championships  21:27.3 6K
18 Mountain Regional Championships  21:27.75 6K
137 NCAA Championships  21:05.5 6K
2013: Sophomore
Place  Event  Time  Distance
9 BYU Autumn Classic  18:28.1 5K
15 Notre Dame Classic  17:27.9 5K
96 Wisconsin Invitational 21:05.0 6K
9 WCC Championships  21:29.1 6K
22 Mountain Regional Championships  21:09.8 6K
166 NCAA Championships 21:46.9 6K
2012: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
6 Toledo Bubble Buster  13:24.7 4K
54 Wisconsin Invitational  23:30.0 6K
4 WCC Championships  20:38.0 6K
14 Mountain Regional Championships 21:04.1 6K