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Natalie Shields-Connolly Athlete Profile

Natalie Shields-Connolly

Natalie Shields-Connolly
Position: Distance Height: 5-7 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2013 | 2015 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: East High School


  • 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
  • Undeclared Major

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


  • 2015 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Indoor Track All-Academic 


 Personal bests: 10,000m - 35:01.65; 5,000m- 16:35.13; 3,000m- 9:47.44; 1,500m- 4:33.16; Mile- 4:57.96 

Career Stats

2013 | Freshman Year


  • Began collegiate track career with a fifth-place finish in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:57.96 at the Boise State Invitational
  • Finished first in the 3,000m with a new personal-best time of 9:47.44 at the Washington Invitational
  • In first collegiate 5,000m, finished 32nd in 16:51.15 during the Husky Classic
  • Concluded the indoor season with a ninth-place finish in the 5,000m at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a time of 16:49.14


  • During the Stanford Invitational, placed ninth in the 5,000m with a time of 16:55.33
  • Finished eighth overall in the 1,500m with a time of 4:33.16 at the Mid-Major Challenge
  • Placed 18th overall in the 5,000m in 16:35.13 during the Mt. Sac Relays

2015 | Sophomore Year


  • Finished 14th at MPSF Championships in 5,000m with time of 17:20.28


  • Ran career-best 35:01.65 in 10,000m at Mt. Sac Relays finishing 9th
  • Took 3rd in 5,000m finshing in 18:00.06 at the 2015 BYU Cougar Invitational