UCLA Track & Field BIO
Shannon Murakami
Player Profile:
Shannon Murakami 1264114
Position: Distances
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saugus, CA
High School: Saugus

2010 - Competed in the 1500m and 5000m at the NCAA Preliminary ... Placed 13th in the 5000m at Pac-10s (16:45.05) ... Was second in both the 1500m (4:28.56) and 5000m (17:12.71) ... Placed second in the 1500m (4:31.53) and fourth in the mile (4:52.94) at the RJ/JJK Invite ... Ran a lifetime-best of 16:28.97 in the 5000m at the Stanford Invite (#8 all-time in UCLA history) ... Won the 1500m at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic with a lifetime-best run of 4:25.10 ... In indoor track, was a provisional qualifier in the 3000m (9:30.01).

2009 - Placed 18th in the 1500m at West Regionals (4:34.74) ... Was ninth in the 1500m at Pac-10s (4:32.68) ... USC Dual Meet runner-up in the 1500m (4:30.89) ... Won the RJ/JJK Invite open 1500m (4:30.20) and was third in the invite 1500m with a lifetime-best 4:26.66.

2008 - Placed third in the steeple against USC (11.44.87) ... Had a top 1500m time of 4:38.66 ... In indoor track, had a top 800m time of 2:15.10 and a top mile time of 4:54.44.

High School - Four-year letterwoman in cross country and track ... High school team were the 2006 CA State cross country champs as she earned All-League, All-CIF and All-State honors as the captain ... Was the 2005 CA State cross country champion as her team placed sixth overall ... She also served as the team captain that year ... In track and field, won CIF and league titles in the 1600m and 3200m in 2007 ... Also won the 1600m CIF title and was third in state in that event in 2006 ... In 2005, was the 1600m and 3200m CIF champion ... In all, was a seven-time league champion and five-time CIF champion ... Prep bests of 2:10 in the 800m, 4:42 in the 1600m and 10:31 in the 3200m.

Personal - Born July 27, 1989 in Torrance, CA ... Daughter of Stanley and Joy Murakami ... Has one sister, Amber ... Pre-Economics major.

Best Marks
Outdoor 800m - 2:10
Indoor 800m - 2:15.10
1500m - 4:25.10
Indoor Mile - 4:49.24
Outdoor Mile - 4:52.94
Indoor 3000m - 9:30.01
Steeple - 11:44.87
Outdoor 5000m - 16:28.97

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