This Year in Cross Country: Slowed by injury much of the season, Capps returned late in campaign, finishing ninth among Commodores at the SEC Championships.
2006: Competed at 3,000 and 5,000-meter distances... Top outdoor effort at 3,000 - 10:44.01 - came at the home meet... Ran 18:45.21 for 5,000 meters at Alabama Relays... Also ran well at conclusion of indoor season, running 5,000 in 18:33.94 at Indiana... Best indoor 3,000 of 10:29.99 came at Middle Tennessee. In Cross Country: One of team's most consistent runners, finishing among top seven in all five competitions... Was team's fifth best finisher at Pre-Nationals in Terra Haute, Ind., running 6K PR of 22:38... Lowered 6K best to 21:51 with sixth place team finish at SEC Championships... Finished 10th overall at Commodore Classic, running 19:28.02 for 5K.
2005: Set 5,000 PR of 17:53.45 at SEC Outdoor Championships... Effort was second best Commodore performance at distance... Also ran 10:53.05 for 3,000 meters at Tennessee State meet... During indoor season, posted PR efforts of 5:24.30 (mile at Southern Illinois) and 10:15.59 (3,000 at Kentucky). In Cross Country: Posted outstanding harrier season, scoring as a top five performer in six of races... Ran two PRs - 18:23 for 5K at Notre Dame Invitational and 22:39 for 6K at SEC Championships... Among team's top four finishers in last five races... At Regionals, helped squad with fourth-place team effort, running 23:00 6K... At SEC meet, her 6K PR allowed team to secure sixth place... Was team's second best finisher at Notre Dame Invitational.
2004: Competed at distances ranging from mile indoors to 5,000 meters outdoors... Ran 3,000 PR (10:43.20) at Vanderbilt Invitational... In Cross Country: Opened year strong with 19th overall finish in Belmont Invitational (11:27), then ran 11th overall with 19:44 effort at Commodore Classic.
In High School: 3200 state champ and 1600 runnerup as senior... Set three school marks... Named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year... Two-time captain; cross country MVP as senior... Valedictorian, president of National Honor Society.
Academics: Capps is scheduled to finish work on an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering this May.
Personal: Shannon Leigh Capps... Daughter of Lee and Pat Capps... Born April 23, 1985... Has one brother.
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