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Male Athlete of the Week-Shane Sullivan
by Greg Oshust
December 11, 2013 03:59 PM | 2755 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Shane Sullivan recently completed a successful senior cross country season at Mount Pisgah Christian, where he finished third at the state meet in the Class A private school race and won the Region 6A title.

It appears Sullivan wasn’t finished, however, as he saved his best for last at the Foot Locker Southeast Regional meet in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 30.

Sullivan finished the race with a personal-best time of 15 minutes, 49 seconds to finish 82nd out of 318 runners from across the Southeast in the prestigious event that serves as a qualifier for the Foot Locker Nationals, which will be in San Diego, Calif., Saturday.

While falling short of the top-10 finish needed to qualify for the national event, Sullivan still made history as the first Mount Pisgah runner to break the 16-minute mark in a 5K (3.1-mile) race.

“Shane has been one of our most diligent athletes and a sub-16 time in cross country is not possible without consistency in year-round training and a willingness to put in the high mileage,” Mount Pisgah Christian cross country coach Susan Reilly said. “We are so proud of Shane and his stellar senior season.”

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