Sheila Reid (athlete)

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Sheila Reid
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Sheila Reid winning the 1500 m at the 2011 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship
Personal information
National team 2012 Olympics, 2013 World Championships
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 27)
Toronto, Ontario
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)
Sport
Event(s) 1500 m, 5000 m, Cross country
College team Villanova Wildcats
Turned pro 2012
Coached by Mark Rowland

Sheila Reid (born August 2, 1989) is a Canadian track and field athlete who competes in cross country, middle and long-distance running events.[1] She competed collegiately at Villanova University. Reid won the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship, and in June 2011 became the first woman to win the 5000 m and the 1500 m at the NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship.[2][3] She competed in the 5000 m in Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and in the 1500 m at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. Early in her professional career she worked as a volunteer assistant at Villanova University, and then went on to join Oregon Track Club Elite in May 2014.[4]

Running career[edit]

Professional[edit]

In July 2012, Reid was named to the 2012 Canadian Summer Olympic Team. She competed in the 5000 m race,[5] in which she placed 28th in the qualification heats. In 2013, she competed in the 1500 m at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, falling a bit short of her expectations.[6]

Personal best - outdoor[edit]

1500 Metres 4:02.96 Eugene, OR 01 JUN 2013
3000 Metres 8:44.02 London (OP) 26 JUL 2013
5000 Metres 15:23.64 Walnut, CA 20 APR 2012

Personal best - indoor[edit]

1000 Metres 2:44.39 New York (Armory), NY 16 JAN 2010
1500 Metres 4:10.80 New York (Armory), NY 16 FEB 2013
One Mile 4:27.02 New York (Armory), NY 16 FEB 2013
3000 Metres 8:56.92 New York (Armory), NY 29 JAN 2011
Two Miles 9:37.97 Boston (Roxbury), MA 02 FEB 2013 [7][8]

2013 Best[edit]

Event Result Venue Date A-T Score
800m 2:04.60 Walnut (USA) 20.04.2013
1500m 4:02.96 Eugene (USA) 01.06.2013
Mile ind. 4:27.02 New York (USA) 16.02.2013
3000m 8:44.02 London (GBR) 26.07.2013
2 Miles ind. 9:37.97 Boston (USA) 02.02.2013

2015 Annual Bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
1500m 4:06.97 Padova (ITA) 06.09.2015
Mile 4:37.46 Philadelphia (USA) 25.04.2015

2016 Annual Bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
1500m ind 4:18.27 Portland (USA) 22.01.2016
3000m ind 8:56.50 New York (USA) 06.02.2016
Mile 4:27.57 Boston (USA) 28.02.2016
1500m 4:03.96 Eugene (USA) 28.05.2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kissane, John. "Sheila Reid is on the Rise". Running Times. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Gambaccini, Peter. "Racing News". RunnersWorld.com. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Canada's Reid Wins Two NCAA Gold". The Canadian Press. TSN.ca. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Sheila Reid Joins Oregon Track Club Elite. TrackTown USA (May 2014). Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  5. ^ "Villanova's Reid on Canadian Olympic team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Sheila Reid talks after running at 2013 IAAF World Championships. Youtube - by Let's Run (2013-08-11). Retrieved 2016-12-03
  7. ^ http://www.all-athletics.com/node/113726
  8. ^ http://www.diamondleague.com/athletes/14267319.html