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Shannon Klenke
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Duchesne Academy
Experience: 2 Letters
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Shannon Klenke Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 09/12/2011

2012: Klenke competed in six meets during her sophomore campaign, while scoring in two meets including the SEC Championships. Klenke was named to the All-Region team with her best finish coming in the Razorback Invitational where she turned in a time of 14:39.6 a season best at the 4K distance.

2011: During her freshman season at Arkansas, Klenke appeared in the team lineup on three occasions and competed once as an individual at the Notre Dame Invitational. In her collegiate debut, she ran to a 10th-place overall finish with a 4K time of 15:12.1 at the Arkansas Invitational. She also appeared in the team lineup at the Chile Pepper Festival and SEC Championships. At the conference meet, Klenke finished 49th overall and navigated the 6K course in a time of 22:11.52. In her individual competition, she finished in 26th place at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5K time of 19:03. For her work in the classroom, Klenke was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

AT DUCHESNE ACADEMY: Honored as a freshman and junior, Klenke was the two-time TAPPS Female Athlete of the Year. She was a six-time Texas state champion, including three individual titles in cross country. Klenke was named the cross country Most Valuable Player all four years of her prep career. As a junior, she helped Duchesne Academy to a fourth-place showing at the state cross country meet. On the track, Klenke was a two-time state champion in the mile, won the state crown in the two-mile event as a freshman and helped her team to a bronze finish at the state meet as a junior. She set four school records at Duchesne with marks in the 800 meters (2:19), 1,600 meters (5:09), 3,200 meters (11:01) and 4x400 relay. In addition to her cross country and track and field prowess, Klenke also earned three letters as a member of the high school's soccer team.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 1, 1993, she is the daughter of Allan and Connie Klenke of Houston, Texas, and is the oldest of seven children with siblings Collin, Mary Kate, Creigh Patrick, Bridget, Maeve and Quinn. Klenke plans to major in business at Arkansas.

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