Shelby Polasek
Shelby Polasek
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Reno, Nev.
High School: Smithson Valley HS
Position: Distance

2012 CROSS COUNTRY (SOPHOMORE): Finished 53rd at the Rice Invitational (9/14) with a time of 14:05 in the 4k.

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Finished in the top five at the Border Olympics (3/3) with a time of 5:13.37 in the women’s 1500m … placed second in the women’s 3k at the Border Olympics (3/3) with a time of 11:11.04 … placed third in the women’s 5k at the Victor Lopez Classic (3/23) with a qualifying Southland Conference Championship time of 18:41.46 … placed just outside the top 10 in the women’s 1500m with a time of 5:00.86 at the Texas State Invitational (4/6) … clocked in a time of 11:26.92 in the 3k to finish third at the Texas Invitational (4/14) … placed third and fourth in the 10k and 5k with a time of 40:18.84 and a time of 19:02.15 respectively, at the Southland Conference Championships (5/11-13).

2012 INDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Placed fourth and qualified for the Southland Conference Championships with a time of 10:39.32 in women’s 3k at the Jeff Davis Bank McNeese Indoor Meet (2/3) … clocked in a time of 5:19.84 in the women’s one mile to finish second for the Islanders at the McNeese State Cowboy Indoor Meet (1/13) … competed in four events during the season.

2011 CROSS COUNTRY (FRESHMAN): Teamed up with Jasmine Boutte at the UTPA Bronc Relays (9/2) to finish in the top five with a time of 48:07 … clocked in a time of 15:07 in the women’s 4k at the Rice Invite (9/16) to finish seventh … crossed the finish line in fifth place with a time of 19:59 in the women’s 5k at the Islander Splash (9/23) … ran a season-best time of 22:50.9 in the women’s 6k at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival (10/15) … competed in the women’s 6k at the Southland Conference Championships (10/31) and NCAA Regional (11/12).

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran at Smithson Valley High School in Reno, Nev. … finished first in the mile at districts, first in the two-mile at districts and third at regionals … finished 17th at the cross country state meet … earned Academic All-State in track and cross country.

PERSONAL: Born Shelby Polasek on June 3, 1992, in Reno, Nev. … parents are Jim and Lisa Polasek … has two siblings … major is undeclared.