Half-miler who has aspirations of reaching the NCAA meet in the 800 meters... also will be a factor on the distance medley relay team... was an NCAA regional qualifier and fourth-place finisher in the SEC 800 meters in 2004... competes on the Gamecock cross country team in the fall.
2005 CROSS COUNTRY: Was USC's second-best finisher at the SEC Cross Country Championships, finishing in 60th place overall with a personal-best time of 22:12.
2005: Focused on the 800 meters... turned in her best time during the indoor season with a 2:09.19 to win the Tyson Invitational... finished ninth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 2:15.41... placed third at the Last Chance meet with a 2:11.74 clocking... turned in her best outdoor performances at the SEC Championships... ran a 2:07.14 800 meters in the heats, then placed fourth in the final with a personal best and regional qualifying time of 2:06.30.
2004 CROSS COUNTRY: Finished 19th at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 19:47... ran a 21:42 at the Auburn Invitational and 20:29 at the Great American Cross Country Festival.
2004: 800 meter specialist... at the SEC Indoor Championships in Kentucky placed 11th in the 800m... placed third in the 800 meters at the Florida Relays and second at the Georgia Tech Invitational... finished fifth in the heat of the 800m at the SEC Championships in Oxford, Miss... placed third in heat of the 800m at the NCAA East Regional.
2003 CROSS COUNTRY: Finished 28th at the Charlotte Invitational... competed in the Gamecock Invitational where she placed 49th with a time of 20:02.
2003: Redshirted during freshman season.
2002 CROSS COUNTRY: Placed 14th at the College of Charleston Invitational... took fourth place at the Charlotte Relay Invitational... competed at the SEC Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mesquite (Texas) High School in 2002 where she was coached by Guy Miller... lettered in track (2000-2002), soccer (1999-2000) and basketball (1999)... was the Texas Region 12 Champion... Junior National USATF Champion at 800 meters in 2002 and was the runner-up in 2001... All-American Indoors in the 800 meters in 2002... team captain and two-time MVP in cross country.
PERSONAL: Kristina LaShay Shelton was born December 26, 1984 in Jackson, Miss... is the daughter of Jonathan and Gwendolyn Shelton... chose USC over Texas Tech, Texas, Stanford and Kansas State... is a sport and entertainment management major.