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Shannon Rowbury

Shannon Rowbury

Event: 1,500m
Height: 5-5
Weight: 115
PR: 800m - 2:00.47 (2010); 1,500m – 4:00.33 (2008)
Born: 09/19/1984
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep (San Francisco, Calif.) ‘02
College: Duke ‘07
Coach: John Cook
Agent: Ricky Simms
Sponsor: Nike
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USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor champion – 2008 (4:05.48); 2009 (4:05.07)
2008 USA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:55.19)
2014 USA Outdoor runner-up (15:01.71)
2012 Olympic Trials runner-up (4:05.11)
2014 USA Indoors 3,000m runner-up (9:25.49)
2013 USA Outdoor 5,000m bronze medalist (15:37.27)
2010 USA Indoor 1,500m runner-up (4:19.48)
 
International Championships
2009 World Outdoor bronze medalist (4:04.18)
 
Collegiate Championships
2007 NCAA Indoor mile (4:44.21) and 3,000m (9:02.73) runner-up
 
About Shannon
Rowbury has delivered top U.S. performances at recent international championships. First, in 2008 Rowbury turned in the top performance ever by an American woman in the Olympic 1,500m final when she finished seventh in 4:03.58. She then won a bronze medal at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships to post the best finish by an American in a world outdoor championships women's 1,500-meter final in 10 years. Rowbury has been on a gradual rise to global prominence as a middle-distance runner since high school. She won the 800 meters at the 2001 National Scholastic Outdoor Championships while attending Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep School in San Francisco, Calif. At the 2011 World Championships, she raced with a leopard-print ribbon on her singlet in memory of her Duke teammate Sally Meyerhoff. She enjoys soccer, film making and competed in Irish dancing for 11 years.
Results
2014:
4th at adidas Grand Prix (4:03.36); 2nd at USA Outdoors (15:01.71); 5th at Paris (3:59.49); 8th at Monaco (14:48.85)
2013: 4th in Brussels 1500m (4:07.05); 7th in Stockholm 3,000m (8:34.43); 7th at World Outdoors 5,000m (15:06.10); 1st at London 3,000m (8:41.46); 4th at Monaco 1500m (4:06.81); 5th at Lausanne 1500m (4:06.81); 3rd at USA Outdoors 5000m (15:37.27); 4th in 1500m (4:30.09); 5th at adidas Grand Prix 1500m (4:07.36); 4th at Drake Relays 1500m (4:09.36); 6th at Grand Blue Mile (4:45.39)
2012: 5th at NY 5th Ave. Mile (4:27) 3rd at Zurich (4:07.14); 4th at Stockholm (4:03.15); 1st at DecaNation (14:12.66); 6th at Olympic Games (4:11.26); 2nd at Olympic Trials ((4:05.11); 4th at Pre Classic (4:07.16); 1st at USATF High Performance (4:05.92); 2nd at Millrose Games 1500m (4:07.66); 5th at Boston Grand Prix 3,000m (8:55.06)
2011: 6th in heats (4:14.43) and 12th in semi-final at World Outdoors (4:11.49); 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (4:06.20); 3rd in London (4:05.73); 9th in Monaco (4:06.55); 12th in semi-finals at World Outdoors (4:11.49); 2nd at Nice DecaNation (4:25.31)
2010: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (4:14.41); USA Indoor runner-up (4:19.48); 10th at Nike Pre Classic in 800m (2:00.47); 5th at adidas Grand Prix in 1,500m (4:04.00); 6th at Paris (4:01.30); 7th at Stockholm (4:02.95); 3rd at Monaco in 3,000m (8:31.38 PR); 1st at Payton-Jordan Invite in 5,000m (15:00.51).
2009: World Outdoor Champs bronze medalist (4:04.18); USA Outdoor champion (4:05.07); USATF Road Mile champion (4:33.4); 6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (4:03.92); 4th at Zurich (4:00.81); 5th at World Athletics Final (4:14.18).
2008: 7th at Olympic Games (4:03.58), 4th in heats (4:03.89); USA Outdoors champion (4:05.48); 2nd at Paris (4:00.33); 5th at World Athletic Final (4:08.16); 4th in 800m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (2:01.03); 1st at adidas Track Classic (4:01.61); USA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:55.19); 1st at Payton Jordan Invite (4:07.59); 1st in 800m at Duke Invite (2:02.76).
2007: NCAA Indoor mile champion (4:44.21) and 3,000m runner-up (9:02.73); did not compete outdoors due to injury (hip stress fracture).
2006: 6th at USA Outdoors (4:12.86); NACAC U23 champion (4:20.57); 1st at Bloomington (4:12.31); 9th in 3,000m at adidas Track Classic (9:03.61); redshirted indoor and outdoor collegiate seasons; 55th at NCAA XC; NCAA Southeast region XC champion; ACC XC champion.
2005: 8th at NCAA Outdoors; ACC Outdoor 1500m champion (4:14.81); ECAC Indoor 800m runner-up (2:06.58); NCAA Southeast Region Indoor Athlete of the Year; 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.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014
: Indoor bests - Mile, 4:43.71, 3000m, 8:58.85, 2 mile, 9:15.16; Outdoor bests - 800m, 2:02.58, 1500m, 3:59.49, 2 mile, 9:20.25, 5000m, 15:01.71
2013: Outdoor bests - 800m, 2:02.64 (No. 26 in the USA); 1500m, 4:01.28 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 8 in the World, ranked No. 8 in the World by T&FN); 3000m, 8:34.43 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the World); 5000m, 15:06.10 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 28 in the World, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Indoor bests - 1,500m, 4:07.66 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); 3,000m, 8:55.06 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 20 in the world); Outdoor bests - 1500m, 4:03.15 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 30 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:05.73 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 44 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests – 1,500m, 4:19.48 (No. 10 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:01.30 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 12 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:00.81 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 9 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:00.33 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Did not compete in outdoors due to injury (hip stress fracture).
2006: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:12.31 (No. 14 in the USA, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
2005: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:14.81 
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