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Shannon Klenke
Shannon Klenke

Shannon Klenke

Senior | 5-5 | Houston, Texas / Duchesne Academy of the Scared Heart


  • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2015)
  • Three-Time NCAA All-Region (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 2014 All-SEC second team
  • 2013 All-SEC first team

TFRRS Profile

As A Senior (2014)
Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors … NCAA All-Region … All-SEC second team … Competed in seven of the eight … Collected three top five finishes … Placed in Arkansas’ scoring rotation in all seven races she’s competed in … Opened her final year at Arkansas with a fifth-place finish at the adidas/UCI Invitational (Sept. 6), where she ran a 5K time of 17:34.00 … Collected her highest finish ever at Arkansas after coming in second place (5K; 16:58.52) at the Missouri Southern Stampede (Sept. 20) … Set a personal-best in the 5K (16:25.70) at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 4), where she finished third … Placed 57th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 17) with a 6K time of 20:47.00 … Earned All-SEC second time honors with her 12th-place finish at the SEC Championship (Oct. 31) after completing the 6K course in 20:24.62 … Earned her third-straight NCAA All-Region after an 11th-place finish (20:32.90) at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 22) … Ended her cross country career by running a 21:10.90 at the NCAA Championship to place 94th overall.

As A Junior (2013)
Competed in six meets … Earned All-SEC first team honors by finishing second at the SEC Championships (Nov. 1) with a time of 20:10.62 to help Arkansas win its 14th conference championship … Named to the NCAA All-Region team after finishing third (20:13.90, 6K) at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 15) to help her team finish first at the NCAA Regionals … Finished in the top three in four races … Ran a career-best 19:59.00 in the 6K at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 19) … Opened the season with back-to-back third-place finishes at the Aztec Invitational (Sept. 21) and Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 5).

As A Sophomore (2012)
Ran in six meets and scored in two during her sophomore season … Named to the NCAA All-Region team with a 22nd-place finish (21:49, 6K) … Best finish came at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 14:39.60 on the 4K course … Finished top five for Arkansas at the SEC Championship when she placed 26th in the 6K race with a time of 21:25.99.

As A Freshman (2011)
Ran three times for Arkansas and once as an individual … Collected a 10th-place in her college debut with a 4K time of 15:12.1 at the Razorback Invitational (Sept. 2) … Finished 49th on the 6K course at the SEC Championship with a time of 22:11.52 (Oct. 31) … Ran unattached at the Notre Dame Invitational and finished 26th with a 5K time of 19:03 … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School
Named a two-time TAPPS Female Athlete of the Year at Duchesne Academy … Earned six Texas state championships, including three individual titles in cross country … A four-time team MVP … Helped her team to a fourth-place finish at the state cross country championship as a junior … Also a two-time state champion in the mile, won the state crown in the two-mile as a freshman and helped her team to a bronze finish at the state meet as a junior … Hold four school records with marks in the 800m (2:19), 1,600m (5:09), 3,200m (11:01), and 4x400m relay … Earned three letters on the Duchesne’s soccer team.

Born on Feb. 1, 1993 … Daughter of Allan and Connie Klenke … Oldest of seven children with siblings Collin, Mary Kate, Creigh Patrick, Bridget, Maeve, and Quinn … Majoring in international economics, with a minor in spanish and marketing.

Meet-By-Meet Results

Date Meet Distance Overall Team Scoring Arkansas Finish Time
8/30 Hurricane XC Festival 2 Miles Did Not Compete
9/6 adidas/UCI Invite 5,000m 5th 5 5th 17:34.00
9/20 Southern Stampede 5,000m 2nd 2 2nd 16:58.52
10/4 Chile Pepper Festival 5,000m  3rd 3 3rd 16:25.70
10/17 Wisconsin Invite 6,000m  57th 57 4th 20:47.00
10/31 SEC Championships 6,000m  12th 12 5th 20:24.62
11/14 NCAA Regional 6,000m 11th 11 5th 20:32.90
11/22 NCAA Championships 6,000m  94th 72 5th 21:10.90


Personal-Best Times

  • 4K: 14:39.60, Aug. 30, 2012 (Razorback Invitational)
  • 5K: 16:25.70, Oct. 4, 2014 (Chile Pepper Festival)
  • 6K: 19:59.00, Oct. 19, 2013 (Wisconsin adidas Invitational)