Shalela Dowdy
Shalela Dowdy


Mobile, Ala.

High School:
S.S. Murphy


Cross Country - Army Open

The Black Knights' season-opening meet on Sept. 2 at the West Point Golf Course

2010: Only Black Knight to compete in all eight meets ... ended the season with her two strongest finishes, earning Army's top time at the ECAC Championships and the Black Knights' fifth-best time at the NCAA Regionals ... finished the ECAC's 5K course in 20:05.3 to place 82nd of 209 overall ... placed 129th of 247 at the Regionals with a 6K time of 22:33.8.

2009: Competed in three races ... finished 14th (21:09.3) at the Army Open ... crossed the line 28 of 42 (20:48.1) in the Cornell Dual Meet ... finished 54 of 89 (25:12.3) at the Patriot League Championships.

2008: Ran in four races ... placed 17th of 37 in first collegiate race - Army Open on Aug. 29 ... competed in Cornell dual meet, finishing the 5K in 22:16 ... placed 188th of 300 at Paul Short ... concluded first season at ECAC Championships, finishing the 5K in 21:27.

Personal: Daughter of Makeba Dowdy and Mark Thomas ... has 11 brothers and sisters ... earned seven letters at S.S. Murphy ... Mobile Optimist Club 6A Runner of the Year in cross country (2006 & 2007) and track (2008) ... finished third in 2000-meter steeple and eighth in 3000-meter run at 2007 USATF Jr. Olympic National Championships ... two-time all-state selection ... owns school record in 800-meters ... competed at the USATF Junior Olympics in 2006 and `07, highlighted by a third-place finish in the steeplechase ... National Honor Society ... passion for modeling and fashion ... likes to read and watch reality TV in her free time.

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