Follow PSU Track & Field:    

Shana Cox
Shana Cox

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Westbury, N.Y.

High School:
Holy Trinity

Position:
Sprints

Experience:
SR


Personal Bests

Indoor
200m - 23.48
300m - 38.05 ((PSU Record)
400m - 52.31 (PSU Record)
500m - 1:10.30 (PSU Record)
4x400m - 3:33.39 (PSU Record)
DMR - 11:14.78 (PSU Record)

Outdoor
100m: 11.89
200m: 23.23
400m: 51.15 (PSU Record)
4x100: 45.18
4x400: 3:31.75 (PSU Record)
SMR: 3:47.90 (PSU Record)



* Seven-Time NCAA All-American
~ 2007 NCAA Outdoor (400m - Second Place)
~ 2007 NCAA Indoor (4x400m - Fourth Place)
~ 2007 NCAA Indoor (400m - Seventh Place)
~ 2006 NCAA Outdoor (400m - Third Place)
~ 2006 NCAA Indoor (400m - Seventh Place)
~ 2005 NCAA Outdoor (400m - Ninth Place)
~ 2005 NCAA Indoor (400m - 11th Place)

* 2006 East Regional Champion (400m)

* Nine-Time Big Ten Champion
~ 2007 Outdoor (4x400m)
~ 2007 Indoor (4x400m)
~ 2006 Outdoor (200, 400, 4x100, 4x400)
**Athlete of the Championship**
~ 2006 Indoor (4x400)
~ 2005 Outdoor (400, 4x100)

* Big Ten Championship Record Holder
~ 4x400 - 3:37.70 (Indoor 07)

* Eight-Time Penn State Record Holder
~ 300m (Indoor) - 38.05
~ 400m (Indoor) - 52.31
~ 400m (Outdoor) - 51.15
~ 500m (Indoor) - 1:10.30
~ 4x400 (Indoor) - 3:33.39
~ 4x400 (Outdoor) - 3:31.75
~ SMR (Outdoor) - 3:47.90
~ DMR (Indoor) - 11:14.78

On the National Scene ...
|| 2007 Outdoors || NCAA Runner-Up at 400-meters (51.27) - the highest finish ever by a Penn State woman in a sprinting event ... clocked 52.63 in qualifying and 51.74 in the semi-finals on her way to her seventh-career All-America citation ... Finished eighth in the 400 in an elite field at the AT&T US Track and Field Championships, running 52.23 ... invited to a travel to the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, as a member of the US relay pool ... Ran 51.38 to finish second at the NCAA East Regionals, earning her third-consecutive trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... also anchored the PSU 4x400 to a school-record 3:31.75, which was also good for silver-medal honors. || 2007 Indoors || Capped another stellar season with two All-America performances at the NCAA Championships, including a seventh-place effort in the 400, as well as a fourth-place finish in the 4x400 - the first-ever top eight finish by a Penn State mile relay. || 2006 Outdoors || Set a new school record in the 400-meters with a blazing 51.15 while competing for the United States at the NACAC-Under 23 Championships in the Dominican Republic ... Also competed for the U.S. at the Norwich Union Invitational, where she finished third in the 400 (51.99) ... Finished third in the 400 at the NCAA Championships (51.39), after taking the NCAA East Regional title in the event (51.30). || 2006 Indoors || Finished seventh in the 400 and 12th in the 4x400 at the NCAA Championships. || 2005 Outdoors || Earned All-America honors with a ninth-place finish in the 400-meters ... also qualified for the national meet in the 4x400. || 2005 Indoors || Captured first career All-America certificate with an 11th-place finish in the 400 ... also competed in the 200 at the NCAA Championships.

At the Big Ten Championships ...
|| 2007 Outdoors || Anchored the winning mile relay, which also set a new Nittany Lion Track record (3:34.93) ... also took second in the 400 (52.64), fourth in the 200 (23.76), and third in the 4x100 (45.74) at the conference meet ... Twice named Big Ten Athlete of the Week during the season. || 2007 Indoors || Collected three scoring finishes, highlighted by a gold-medal win in the 4x400 (3:37.70 - Big Ten Record) ... also placed second in the 400, and fourth in the 200. || 2006 Outdoors || Four-Time gold medalist, winning the 200, 400, 4x100, and 4x400 ... named Athlete of the Championship for her outstanding efforts. || 2006 Indoors || Big Ten silver medalist in both 200 and 400 ... helped the 4x400 to Penn State's first-ever conference championship in the event. || 2005 Outdoors || Won her first Big Ten title with a win in the 400 ... also ran on the winning 4x400. || 2005 Indoors || Finished second in both the 200 and 4x400.


Around the Track ...
|| 2007 Outdoors || Beat out Olympic gold-medalist and US Champion Dee Dee Trotter and US star Mary Wineburg to win the 400-meter title at Sea Ray Relays (51.81) ... was the recipient of the Tony Wilson Award, given to the top athletes at the prestigious Knoxville competition ... Named 2006-07 Penn State Female Athlete of the Year do to her outstanding efforts throughout her junior campaign || 2007 Indoors || Clocked an automatic-qualifying 52.31 to win the 400-meters at the Penn State National ... the time was also a new school and facility record. * Was a triple winner at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup (Feb. 9-10), earning victories in the 200 and 400, as well as the 4x400 ... Ran the quarter leg on Penn State's school-record setting and provisional-qualifying distance medley relay (11:14.78). || 2006 Outdoors || Finished first in the 400 and second in the 200 at the Stanford Invitational. || 2006 Indoors || Set the Penn State standard in the 500-meters at the Penn State Open (1:10.30). || 2005 Outdoors || Took first in the 400 at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge, and second in the same event at Mt. Sac Relays. || High School ||
Held in the High School National Record at 300-meters (37.59) ... A multiple-time member of the Track and Field News High School All-America Team ... three-time High School National Champion ... 2003 Pan Am Games bronze medalist.|| Personal ||Daughter of Sandy and Valerie Cox ... Graduated in May with a degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her masters degree.

Online Store