Shanna Burns

Shanna  Burns


Pinon Hills, Calif.

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Personal-Best Times -- 1500m: 4:40.17 | 3000m Steeplechase 10:47.51

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016: Competed in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...clocked a personal-best 6K time of 22:13.0 to finish 77th at the NCAA Mountain Regional...recorded a time of 22:32.1 to finish 61st at the Mountain West Championships...also ran a 6K race at the Pre-National Invitational (23:01.5, 252nd)...made season debut at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, posting a 5K time of 18:31.4 (168th).

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015: Participated in four meets, including the conference championships...posted a career-best 6K time of 23:15.6 at the Washington Invitational (110th)...also ran that distance at the Pre-National Invitational (23:32.1, 90th) and Mountain West Championships (28:36.0, 81st)...posted a 5K time of 20:08.1 at the Colorado State Invitational (79th).

MAJOR TRACK AND FIELD HIGHLIGHTS: Clocked the third-fastest 3000-meter steeplechase in Academy history (10:47.51)...that time is also a new Sophomore Class Record...ran on the 4x1600-meter relay that posted a program-record time of 19:34.05.

HIGH SCHOOL: Serrano High School...member of three cross country teams that qualified to the state championships...teams placed within the top-six each year (2012: third, 2013: sixth, 2014: fourth)...earned all-league honors in cross country as a senior...member of three school record-setting relay teams (4x1600-meter, 4x800-meter, distance medley)...qualified for nationals in those three relays all four years...competed at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina as a captain for both cross country and track as a senior...clocked personal-best times of 17:52 (three-mile run), 5:15 (1600-meter run), 2:22 (800-meter run) and 61.6 (400-meter dash)...named Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior...named Distinguished Athlete of senior class...also played soccer, competing on the varsity team as a sophomore...two-year member of the Associated Student Body...four-year member of the California Scholarship Federation...member of the National Honor Society...graduated with a 4.6 weighted GPA and a 4.0 non-weighted GPA...ranked fifth out of 483 students in graduating class.

PERSONAL: Full name is Shanna Danielle Burns...daughter of Bryan and Dionne Burns...has four younger sisters...majoring in civil engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...currently serving as an Element Leader...has earned an Athletic Pin all four semesters...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance in the spring of 2017...hobbies include spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, running, hiking, swimming, biking, skiing, riding horses and relaxing on a beach...would like to add that "I run for Christ and He gives me strength"...enjoys frozen yogurt and sweet potatoes...has two horses...used to be in rodeos and horse shows when younger...completed Operation Air Force at Nellis AFB, Nev., over the summer...also took part in the Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory (FERL), went on leave and served as cadre for the obstacle course during Basic Cadet Training...member of Cadet Squadron 03.

COACH COLE ON SHANNA: "After a strong outdoor track season last spring, Shanna took that momentum into her summer training and is in a great spot to begin the year. Our goal is to keep her healthy and consistent over the course of the season, but Shanna is primed to have a great fall."

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