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 team2012 Olympics, 2013 World Championships, 2017 World Championships
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg)
Sport
Event(s)1500 m, 5000 m, Cross country
College teamVillanova Wildcats
Turned pro2012
Coached byMark 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]

2012[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 15th in her heat and 28th overall in the qualification heats.

2013[edit]

In 2013, she competed in the 1500 m at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, falling a bit short of her expectations.[6]

2017[edit]

On May 18, 2017, after being injured for some time, Reid made an astonishing comeback in the 1500m establishing a World Championships qualifying time of 4:07.07 while placing first at the USATF Distance Classic in San Francisco, CA.[7][8] Prelude to her 2017 milestone qualification was her 4:10.40 winning performance at the Oregon Twilight on May 5.[7][9] Continuing on a solid trajectory for the year, Reid placed second in 4:12.91 at the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships to qualify for the 2017 World Championships in London.[10] At the 2017 World Championships in London on August 4, Reid was unable to advance to the 1500 m semi-finals after placing 12th in the preliminary heats in a time of 4:13.12.[11]

Personal Bests[edit]

Overall[edit]

Surface Event Result Venue Date
Outdoor 1500m 4:02.96 Eugene, OR 01 JUN 2013
3000m 8:44.02 London (OP) 26 JUL 2013
5000m 15:23.64 Walnut, CA 20 APR 2012
Indoor 1000m 2:44.39 New York (Armory), NY 16 JAN 2010
1500m 4:18.27 Eugene, OR 22 JAN 2016
1 Mile 4:27.02 New York (Armory), NY 16 FEB 2013
3000m 8:56.50 New York (Armory), NY 06 FEB 2016
2 Miles 9:37.97 Boston (Roxbury), MA 02 FEB 2013[12][13]

2013 Best Achievements[edit]

Surface Event Result Venue Date
Indoor 2 Miles 9:37.97 Boston, MA (USA) 02.02.2013
1 Mile 4:27.02 New York, NY (USA) 16.02.2013
Outdoor 800m 2:04.60 Walnut, CA (USA) 20.04.2013
1500m 4:02.96 Eugene, OR (USA) 01.06.2013
3000m 8:44.02 London (GBR) 26.07.2013

2015 Best Achievements[edit]

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

2016 Best Achievements[edit]

Surface Event Result Venue Date
Indoor 1500m 4:18.27 Portland, OR (USA) 22.01.2016
Mile 4:27.57 Boston (Boston University), MA (USA) 28.02.2016
3000m 8:56.50 New York, NY (USA) 06.02.2016
Outdoor 1500m 4:03.96 Eugene, OR (USA) 28.05.2016[14]

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. ^ a b Sheila Reid meets 1,500m qualifying standard for track worlds, CBC Sports - Road to the Olympic Games, May 19, 2017. Retrieved Jun 24, 2017.
  8. ^ USATF Distance Classic sees Olympic-sized battle between Centro & Farah, meet record by Martinez, USA Track and Field, May 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Oregon Twilight - Hayward Field - Event 28 Women 1500 Meter Run Invitational, GoDucks.com, May 5th, 2017. Retrieved Jun 24, 2017
  10. ^ 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (Championnats canadiens d'athlétisme). 9 of July 2017. Retrieved 10 of July 2017.
  11. ^ 1500 Metres Result | IAAF World Championships London 2017 | iaaf.org. iaaf.org. Aug 4, 2017.
  12. ^ http://www.all-athletics.com/node/113726
  13. ^ http://www.diamondleague.com/athletes/14267319.html
  14. ^ http://preclassic.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=120&do=news&news_id=422772