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Shannon Klenke
Position: Distance
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Duchesne Academy
Experience: 1 Letter
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Shannon Klenke
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Release: 01/02/2012

PERSONAL BESTS || INDOOR: 3,000m – 9:49.86 (Tyson Invitational, 2/11/12)…5,000m – 17:37.79 (SEC Championships, 2/26/12); OUTDOOR: 3,000m steeplechase – 10:31.23 (SEC Championships, 5/12/12)

FIRST LOOK: 2012 SEC All-Freshman Outdoor Team (3,000m steeplechase)…2012 NCAA West Preliminary qualifier (3,000m steeplechase)…SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll…USTFCCCA All-Academic Honor Roll

2013 || INDOOR: Crossed the finish line at the SEC Championships in a personal-best time of 16:36.57 at 5,000 meters…scored points at the conference meet with sixth-place finish…established personal bests of 4:58.08 in the mile at the Razorback Team Invitational and 9:41.73 at 3,000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational. OUTDOOR: NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase…missed advancing to the national meet by one spot…finished in 13th place with a personal-best time of 10:10.11, more than three seconds faster than previous best…two-time scorer at the SEC Championships with a fourth-place finish in the steeplechase and seventh-place result at 5,000 meters…won her section of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 10:13.42…ran personal-best 5K time of 16:15.09 at the Mt. SAC Relays.

2012 || INDOOR: In her first collegiate race, Klenke ran to a time of 5:06.90 in the mile at the Kentucky Invitational. She took nearly four seconds off her season best at 3,000 meters with a time of 9:49.86 and a fifth-place finish in the championship section at the Tyson Invitational. Klenke made her debut at the SEC Championships with a 16th-place finish at 5,000 meters. OUTDOOR: At the Stanford Invitational, Klenke finished 12th in her first 3,000-meter steeplechase. She ran to a pair of 13th-place steeplechase finishes at the Mt. SAC Relays and Drake Relays. She picked up points for the team with a bronze showing at the SEC Championships with a personal-best time of 10:31.23 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, earning a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. With her performances during the year, Klenke qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary. Following the collegiate season, she posted a fourth-place finish in the steeplechase event at the USA Junior Championships. For her work in the classroom, Klenke earned a spot on 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. 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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