Shannon Leinert
Shannon Leinert

Eureka, Mo.

High School:
Eureka HS

Last College:

Student Assistant



Four Mizzou Grads Compete at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships

The former Tigers hit the track for a chance at the World Championships


as of Tuesday, January 12, 2010

800m 2:04.32
800m 2:05.53


IAAF World Junior Championships
800m Run
2006 FR 2:07.67 15
2006 FR 2:07.24 q
NCAA Championships
800m Run
2006 FR 2:06.78 q
2006 FR 2:08.54 15
NCAA East Regional
800m Run
2006 FR 2:06.67 3
NCAA Indoor Championships
800m Run
2006 FR 2:11.59 17
USATF Junior Championships
800m Run
2003 10 2:16.54 9
2003 10 2:09.35 q
2004 11 2:10.18 3
2004 11 2:08.76 q
2006 FR 2:05.80 2


  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2006)
  • Two-time NCAA Championship qualifier
  • IAAF World Junior Championship qualifier
  • Three-time USATF Junior All-American
  • Big 12 Champion (2010 Indoor & Outdoor)
  • All-Big 12 (2010 Indoor)


Clocked in at 2:07.06 in the 800m run at the NCAA Championships, earning her 13th in the nation ... Was the Big 12 runner-up in the 800m run with a time of 2:07.07 in the event finals, just three hundredths of a second off of the event-winning time to earn All-Big 12 honors ... Also earned All-Big 12 laurels as a member of the 4x400m relay team ... Ranked fourth nationally in the 800m run after clocking in at 2:04.32 at the Meyo Invitational, which at the time was the second-best time in the nation in the event ... That time was an automatic NCAA qualifying mark and earned her the No. 4 overall seed at the NCAA Championships ... Her next-best 800m time was an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:07.64 at the Adidas Classic ... Led the Big 12 in the 600-yard run - somewhat of an off-event - throughout most of the regular season after clocking in at 1:21.90 at the Missouri Invitational ... Was a mainstay on the 4x400m relay team that just missed provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships as well but earned All-Big 12 honors.

Indoor: Big 12 800m Champion after running a time 2:07.95, winning the event by nearly two seconds over second-place finisher Gladys Kipsang of Texas Tech ... The time was and NCAA Provisional qualifying mark ... Set her personal-best mark of 2:05.99 in the 800m run at the ISU Classic, the 15th-best in the nation, a mark that qualified her for the NCAA Championships ... Ran a time of 2:13.07 at the NCAA Championships. Outdoor: Completed the Big 12 800m sweep by winning the Big 12 800m Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:07.29, a regional qualifying mark ... Ran 2:06.54 at the NCAA Championships, earning her 19th in the nation in 2009 ... Set her season-best mark of 2:05.53 at the American Milers' Club HPS following the NCAA Championships.

Outdoor: (Florida)
Earned a spot on Team USA's IAAF World Junior roster, traveling to Beijing after placing second at the USATF Junior Championships with personal-best, 800-meter clocking of 2:05.80 ... was the SEC's Freshman of the Year, after advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships at 800 meters, earning an automatic bid via a third-place finish at the NCAA East Regional ... once again earned All-SEC honors in placing sixth at the SEC Championships. Indoor: (Florida) NCAA qualifier at 800 meters, qualifying with a 2:07.09 clocking achieved at the Florida Fast Times meet ... earned All-SEC honors with a fifth-place showing at the SEC Indoor Championships (2:08.97) ... winner of first collegiate race, the Florida Intercollegiate.

High School:
While at Eureka High School, was Missouri's 2005 Gatorade Athlete of the Year ... a five-time Missouri Class 4 state champion, with three titles in 800m (2003-05) and 12-time overall all-state performer ... ran the 10th best 800m time in country at 2004 US Junior Nationals, finishing in 2:08.76 to earn All-America honors ... finished third in 800m (2:10.83) at 2004 Missouri State Cross Country Championships ... holds school records in 800m (2:08.76), mile, distance medley relay and 4x800m relay ... helped Eureka to state team title in 2004 ... high school coach - Mark Kimball ... club team - St. Louis Blazers.

Daughter of Pat & Barbara Leinert ... transferred from the University of Florida for the 2008-09 season ... father, Pat, attended Mizzou and graduated with a Biology degree ... sister, Katie, plays soccer for Purdue University ... born June 30, 1987, in St. Louis, Mo.