Shana Cox (right)
|Birth name||Shana Amanda Cox|
January 22, 1985 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Penn State|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Country|| Great Britain
4×400 m relay
Cox was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents of British descent. Growing up in Long Island, New York, she attended Trinity Lutheran School in Hicksville, New York, as well as the Holy Trinity Diocesan High School and Penn State. In her senior year at college, she won the 400 metres and 4x400 metres relay at the 2008 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
In 2011, the International Association of Athletics Federations approved Cox's transfer of allegiance from the US to Great Britain, the birthplace of both her parents.
Competing in her first major competition for Great Britain, Cox won a gold medal in the women's 4x400 metres relay at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, as part of a team that also included Nicola Sanders, Christine Ohuruogu and Perri Shakes-Drayton.
|Representing the United States|
|2003||Pan American Junior Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||3rd||200 metres||23.39|
|2006||NACAC Under-23 Championships||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||1st||400 metres||51.15|
|1st||4 x 400 m relay||3:29.05|
|Representing United Kingdom|
|2011||European Team Championships||Stockholm, Sweden||3rd||400 metres||51.49|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||5th||400 metres||52.13|
|1st||4 x 400 m relay||3:28.76|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||7th (sf)||400 metres||52.58|
|5th||4 x 400 m relay||3:24.76|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||3rd||4x400 m relay||3:22.61|
|2014||European Championships||Zürich, Switzerland||3rd||4x400 m relay||3:24.34|
|200 metres||23.15 s||Champaign, United States||May 18, 2008|
|400 metres||50.84 s||Tallahassee, United States||May 31, 2008|
|200 metres (indoor)||23.48 s||State College, United States||January 29, 2005|
|400 metres (indoor)||52.13 s||Istanbul, Turkey||March 10, 2012|
- "Shana Cox". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- IAAF Relays bio
- Shana Cox. Glasgow2014. Retrieved on September 17, 2014.
- Pfeifer, Jack (June 15, 2008). Holy Trinity grad Shana Cox wins 2 NCAA titles. MileSplit. Retrieved on 2012-06-05.
- Mulkeen, Jon (April 21, 2011). Shana Cox cleared to compete for GB. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved on 2012-06-05.
|European Indoor Champion in 4 x 400m relay
representing Great Britain
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