Sheila Reid (born August 2, 1989) is a Canadian track and field athlete who competes in cross country, middle and long-distance running events.[1] She competed collegiately at Villanova University. Reid won the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship, and in June 2011 became the first woman to win the 5000 m and the 1500 m at the NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship.[2][3] She competed in the 5000 m in Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and in the 1500 m at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. Early in her professional career she worked as a volunteer assistant at Villanova University, and then went on to join Oregon Track Club Elite in May 2014.[4]

Sheila Reid
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Sheila Reid winning the 1500 m at the 2011 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship
Personal information
National team2012 Olympics, 2013 World Championships, 2017 World Championships
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg)
Sport
Event(s)1500 m, 5000 m, Cross country
College teamVillanova Wildcats
Turned pro2012
Coached byMark Rowland

Running careerEdit

ProfessionalEdit

2012Edit

In July 2012, Reid was named to the 2012 Canadian Summer Olympic Team. She competed in the 5000 m race,[5] in which she placed 15th in her heat and 28th overall in the qualification heats.

2013Edit

In 2013, she competed in the 1500 m at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, falling a bit short of her expectations.[6]

2017Edit

On May 18, 2017, after being injured for some time, Reid made an astonishing comeback in the 1500m establishing a World Championships qualifying time of 4:07.07 while placing first at the USATF Distance Classic in San Francisco, CA.[7][8] Prelude to her 2017 milestone qualification was her 4:10.40 winning performance at the Oregon Twilight on May 5.[7][9] Continuing on a solid trajectory for the year, Reid placed second in 4:12.91 at the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships to qualify for the 2017 World Championships in London.[10] At the 2017 World Championships in London on August 4, Reid was unable to advance to the 1500 m semi-finals after placing 12th in the preliminary heats in a time of 4:13.12.[11]

Personal BestsEdit

OverallEdit

Surface Event Result Venue Date
Outdoor 1500m 4:02.96 Eugene, OR 01 JUN 2013
3000m 8:44.02 London (OP) 26 JUL 2013
5000m 15:23.64 Walnut, CA 20 APR 2012
Indoor 1000m 2:44.39 New York (Armory), NY 16 JAN 2010
1500m 4:18.27 Eugene, OR 22 JAN 2016
1 Mile 4:27.02 New York (Armory), NY 16 FEB 2013
3000m 8:56.50 New York (Armory), NY 06 FEB 2016
2 Miles 9:37.97 Boston (Roxbury), MA 02 FEB 2013[12][13]

2013 Best AchievementsEdit

Surface Event Result Venue Date
Indoor 2 Miles 9:37.97 Boston, MA (USA) 02.02.2013
1 Mile 4:27.02 New York, NY (USA) 16.02.2013
Outdoor 800m 2:04.60 Walnut, CA (USA) 20.04.2013
1500m 4:02.96 Eugene, OR (USA) 01.06.2013
3000m 8:44.02 London (GBR) 26.07.2013

2015 Best AchievementsEdit

Surface Event Result Venue Date
Outdoor 1500m 4:06.97 Padova (ITA) 06.09.2015
1 Mile 4:37.46 Philadelphia (USA) 25.04.2015

2016 Best AchievementsEdit

Surface Event Result Venue Date
Indoor 1500m 4:18.27 Portland, OR (USA) 22.01.2016
Mile 4:27.57 Boston (Boston University), MA (USA) 28.02.2016
3000m 8:56.50 New York, NY (USA) 06.02.2016
Outdoor 1500m 4:03.96 Eugene, OR (USA) 28.05.2016[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kissane, John. "Sheila Reid is on the Rise". Running Times. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  2. ^ Gambaccini, Peter. "Racing News". RunnersWorld.com. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Canada's Reid Wins Two NCAA Gold". The Canadian Press. TSN.ca. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  4. ^ Sheila Reid Joins Oregon Track Club Elite. TrackTown USA (May 2014). Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  5. ^ "Villanova's Reid on Canadian Olympic team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  6. ^ Sheila Reid talks after running at 2013 IAAF World Championships. Youtube - by Let's Run (2013-08-11). Retrieved 2016-12-03
  7. ^ a b Sheila Reid meets 1,500m qualifying standard for track worlds, CBC Sports - Road to the Olympic Games, May 19, 2017. Retrieved Jun 24, 2017.
  8. ^ USATF Distance Classic sees Olympic-sized battle between Centro & Farah, meet record by Martinez, USA Track and Field, May 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Oregon Twilight - Hayward Field - Event 28 Women 1500 Meter Run Invitational, GoDucks.com, May 5th, 2017. Retrieved Jun 24, 2017
  10. ^ 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (Championnats canadiens d'athlétisme). 9 of July 2017. Retrieved 10 of July 2017.
  11. ^ 1500 Metres Result | IAAF World Championships London 2017 | iaaf.org. iaaf.org. Aug 4, 2017.
  12. ^ http://www.all-athletics.com/node/113726
  13. ^ http://www.diamondleague.com/athletes/14267319.html
  14. ^ http://preclassic.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=120&do=news&news_id=422772