Julie Shea

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Julie Shea is a runner and politician. While at Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, she was the first Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 1977[1] While in track and field at North Carolina State she became, in 1980 and 1981, the only female athlete honored with the Anthony J. McKevlin Award noting athlete of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (In 1990, the award began to be awarded only to male athletes and a separate award was started to honor women.)[2]

Her national record for female high-school mile was unbroken until 2012 when Wesley Frazier beat it.[3]

Shea was part of the inaugural class of the NC State Hall of Athletic Fame.[4]

In the 1990s, Shea was thrice elected to Raleigh City Council.[2]

She currently coaches CoolKidsRun in Raleigh.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/index.php/component/content/article/35-stats/2116-t-fn-girls-hs-aoy
  2. ^ a b NCPrepTrack.com . . . Julie Shea (Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh, NC)
  3. ^ a b Stevens, Tim (June 19, 2012). "Julie Shea and Wesley Frazier share a love of running". Newsobserver.com. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  4. ^ NC State's 2012 Hall of Fame Class: Julie Shea - NC State University Official Athletic Site