OUTLOOK ? Fantastic relay runner ... Helped USC to the NCAA title with a collegiate record indoors ... Made a commitment to the team and is back for her fifth year ... An outstanding young lady who puts forth a quality effort, and USC looks for her to continue to make contributions to the program.
JUNIOR ?? Indoors, she finished second in the 400m at the Armory Collegiate meet with a time of 55.46 ... Took third in the same event at the SEC Quad meet ... Ran the 400m at the SEC Championships ... Ran the third leg of USC?s SEC champion 4x400m relay ... At the NCAA Championships again ran the third leg on the way to USC?s NCAA title in the 4x4m relay, setting the collegiate record ... Outdoors, had nine top ten finishes in a variety of events ... Finished first in 200m dash at South Carolina State Championships ... Also placed second in 100m dash ... At UTEP, had season best time of 23.98 to finish sixth in 200m, while also placing third in 400m dash ... Had a season best time in 400m dash at Duke Invitational, running a 54.33 ... Placed eighth in 400m at SEC Outdoors ... Ran a leg of the 4x400m relay that finished third at the NCAA Championships.
SOPHOMORE ?? Indoors, participated in the ETSU Invitational ... Finished 11th in the 400m at the SEC Five-Way Meet ... Ran a leg of the Distance Medley Relay that finished third at the East Tennessee State University Invitational ... Competed at the Virginia Tech Invite ... Outdoors, ran the 400m at the Duke Invitational ... Finished sixth in the 400m at the S. C. State Championships ... Did not compete at the SEC Championships due to injury.
RS-SOPHOMORE ?? Transfer from the University of Texas ... Redshirted Indoors and Outdoors.
AT TEXAS ?? At the University of Texas she was a part of the 1997-98 Big XII Championship team ... Was fifth at the Big XII Conference Indoor Championship in the 400m with a time of 54.6 ... Was eighth in the 400m at Butler Invitational with a lifetime best of 54.6 ... Member of the 4x400m who also won the Big XII indoor meet ... 4x400m relay team was second at the NCAA Indoors ... Team won NCAAs indoors in 1998.
HIGH SCHOOL ? State champion in 1996 in the 400m ... Member of the 1996 high school state championship team ... Ranked No. 10 in 1996 among high school girls in the 400m ... Two-time defending 400m Junior Olympic Champion and three-time defending Youth National Champion ... Ranked No. 2 among high school girls in 1997 for the 400m with a time of 52.74 ... Five-time national champ and All-American ... Member of the D.C. Express Youth National Champion team ... DeKalb County Board Scholar in 1997 ... High School residential Salutatorian.
PERSONAL ? Accounting and MIS major ... Enters her senior year with a 3.6 cumulative GPA ... Full name is Sheneka LaShunda Griffin ... Enjoys helping others in her spare time ... Lists her mother, Susan Griffin, as the person she admires the most ... Born on Nov. 23, 1978.
GRIFFIN'S TOP TIMES
100m.....11.8 200m.....23.98 400m (outdoor)......52.74