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Shandi Kano Athlete Profile

Shandi Kano

Shandi Kano
Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Hometown: West Lafayette, IN


  • Born July 1985 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Parents are Malcom Kano and Kelly and Steve Helm
  • Mother played volleyball and ran track for BYU and father, Malcom, played hockey while attending BYU majoring in broadcasting

Before BYU

  • Was on the honor role for two years at McMinn High School
  • While there, received the Freshman Award and the Best Distance Award
  • Received IHSAA Academic All-Star honors for 2003 at Harrison HS in Indiana
  • Pole vaulted senior year of high school
  • Took eighth in the 3200m at the Hoosier Crossroads Conference in 2003
  • Received the Senior of the Year Award, Most Improved Award and Gatorade Senior Award

Other College

  • BYU-I Cross Country champion in 2004
  • BYU-I 3000m and 5000m champion in 2003