Emily Shields
Emily Shields
Year: So.
Hometown: Salisbury, N.C.
Previous School: Salisbury HS

As a freshman (2011): Conference Carolinas Freshman of the YearAll-Conference Carolinas Second team…Five top-10 performances…Finished 28th at the Eye Opener Invitational…Placed third at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational…Top finisher for the Bobcats at Greensboro Invitational, coming in third…Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week (Sept. 28)…Finished second at the Blue Ridge Open…Placed 10th at the conference championships…Finished 10th at the Southeast Regional Championships to earn all-region honors.

High School: Graduated from Salisbury High School in Salisbury, N.C…Coached by Megan Robinson…MVP in cross country, and indoor and outdoor track.

Personal: Full name is Emily Christine Shields…Born on September 14, 1993 in Winston-Salem, N.C…Daughter of Kerry Shields and Lynn Pitson…Twin sister Katherine also runs cross country for Lees-McRae…Majoring in pre-professional biology with minors in bicycling studies and mathematics…Member of the honors program.

More about Emily: Favorite books: “The Hunger Games”…Favorite movies: “The Bourne Trilogy”…Favorite athlete: Former American track star Steve Prefontaine…Favorite colors: Blue and pink…Favorite foods: Seafood, pasta, pizza, chocolate…Favorite sport other than cross country: Tennis…The toughest runner Emily has ever run against: Her twin sister, Katherine…When people first meet Emily, they think: “Are you twins?”