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

As a freshman (2011): All-Conference Carolinas Third team…Placed 33rd at Eye Opener Invitational…Finished seventh at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational…Posted a fourth-place performance at the Greensboro Invitational…Finished third at the Blue Ridge Open…Placed 14th at the conference championships…Earned all-region honors with a 15th-place finish at the Southeast Region championships.

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: Born on September 14, 1993 in Winston-Salem, N.C…Daughter of Kerry Shields and Lynn Pitson…Twin sister Emily 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 Katherine: Favorite books: “The Other Boelyn Girl…Favorite midnight snack: Chocolate…Favorite movies: “The Bourne Trilogy”…Favorite sports team: The Carolina Hurricanes…Favorite athlete: American cyclist Katie Compton…Katherine can’t imagine a week without: Dessert…Favorite colors: Purple and teal…Favorite foods: Pasta, Mexican, Chinese, anything with plantains…The toughest runner Katherine has ever ran against: Her twin sister, Emily…What people don’t know about Katherine: She makes jewelry…When people first meet Katherine, they think: “Wow, you look like Emily”.