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Duke Women's Cross Country BIO
 Shannon Rowbury

Senior: 2005 ACC Cross Country Champion...2005 Southeast Region Cross Country Champion ...Great American XC Festival Champion ... member of Duke’s third-place team at NCAA Cross Country Championships, also placing 55th individually ... finished 11th in 4k race at USA XC Championships with a time of 13:02, as the first collegiate in the race...qualified for NACAC Cross Country Championships and finished fourth at NACAC Cross Country Championships ... red-shirted indoor and outdoor track seasons ... finished 6th in the 1500m at the USATF Outdoor Championships ... NACAC Outdoor Track and Field 1500m Champion ... set personal bests and bettered school records in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, and steeplechase while competing unattached in the outdoor season ...

Junior: Runner-up in the Mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... ACC Indoor MVP with victories in the Mile and 3000m ... NCAA Southeast Region Indoor Athlete of the Year ... Finished second at ECAC Indoor hampionships in the 800m (2:06.58) ... ACC Outdoor 1500m champion in school-record time (4:14.81)... anchored Duke to first-ever victory at Penn Relays in the DMR (11:10.18) ... earned fourth All-America honor with eighth-place finish in the 1500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... automatically qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships with fourth-place finish in the NCAA East Regional ... Duke MVP for the indoor season ... set school records in the 800m (2:06.58), Mile (4:38.66), 3000m (9:16.86) and DMR (11:14.30) indoors and in the 1500m (4:14.81) and DMR (11:10.18) outdoors ... ran to her first cross country All-America honor with a 27th-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... finished 4th at the ACC Cross Country Championships ... Great American XC Festival Champion ...

Sophomore: Named the Duke indoor track MVP, became just the fourth Blue Devil woman to earn indoor All-America honors after finishing eighth in the mile at the NCAA Championships ... also was the first Blue Devil ever to capture an ECAC title, winning the mile at the indoor championships, after breaking her own school record in the preliminaries with a mark of 4:39.20 ... competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as Duke9:’s only automatic qualifier after coming in fourth in the 1500m at the NCAA East Regional ... helped the outdoor 4x800m (8:42.01) and 4x1500m (17:45.20) relays to new school records, while anchoring the 4x800m relay to an ECAC title ... Ran 10th fastest 1500m split (4:15.8) in Penn Relays history ... also moved into Duke’s all-time top five performance list in the outdoor 800m ... a consistent performer during cross country season, running in the Blue Devils’ top four for most of the fall ...

Freshman: Set the Duke indoor mile record with a 4:42.45 clocking at the ACC Championships, where she placed second to earn All-ACC honors ... Duke’s only NCAA qualifier indoors and was the team MVP undercover ... anchored the school-record DMR (11:19.15) ... outdoors, ran 2:09.90 to advance to the ECAC finals ... picked up All-East honors in a second event, the 4x800m relay ... in cross country, was consistently in the top three among Blue Devil runners and earned All-Southeast Region honors with a 22nd place finish ...

Prep: A prep national champion in the 800m, winning the 2001 National Scholastic Outdoor Championships ... went undefeated in 2001 over 800m, claiming victories at the California State Championships and Arcadia Invitational in a personal best time of 2:08.52.

PB Indoors:
800m 2:06.58
1000m 2:53.60
Mile 4:38.66
3000m 9:16.86

PB Outdoors:

800m 2:04.96
1500m 4:12.31
3000m 9:03.61
Steeplechase 9:16.86
5000m 15:38.42

Honors:
All-America XC (2004), Indoors (2004, ‘05), Outdoors (2005), ACC Indoor MVP (2005), ACC Champion Indoors Mile & 3000m (2005), ACC Champion Outdoors  1500m (2005), ACC Champion XC (2005), All-ACC XC (2004, ‘05), Indoors (2003, ‘04, ‘05), Outdoors (2005), Penn Relays DMR Champion, NCAA Southeast Region XC Champion (2005), NCAA All-Southeast Region XC (2004, ‘05), NCAA All-East Region (2004, ‘05), All-East Indoors (2003, ‘04, ‘05), Outdoors (2003, ‘04)

Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Experience: 3 Letters
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