Shanahan Takes 11th at NCAA Championships, Earns All-American Honors

June 10, 2017

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Senior Danielle Shanahan became LMU's newest All-American as a result of her 11th-place finish in the 5000 meters at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday.

Competing in a field of 24 of the top runners in the nation, Shanahan ran a time of 15:54.05 to earn the second team All-American selection according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Shanahan's time was almost 40 seconds faster than her qualifying time (16:33.71) set at this year's NCAA West Regional.

Student-athletes earn first team USTFCCCA All-America honors by virtue of finishing among the top-eight in their events, including as a member of a relay, while second team All-America honors go to those who finish ninth through 16th.

Karissa Schweizer, a junior from Missouri, won the race with a time of 15:38.93.

Shanahan, the fifth Lion to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship, is the first All-American for the Lions since Sheree Shea and Weston Strum earned second team selections in 2014.




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