Shannon Morton

  • Shannon
  • Morton

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Indian River
  • Hometown
    Chesapeake, Va.

Updated: May 30, 2017

2017 outdoor: Competed in the 1,500 meters at the Virginia Grand Prix, finishing 13th ... Also ran the 800 at the Virginia Challenge ... Made her outdoor debut as a member of the school-record breaking 4x800-meter relay team at the Tennessee Relays, placing second overall with a time of 8:47.24.

2017 indoor: Participated in the mile event at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Competed unattached in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:13.69 at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet ... Ran unattached in the 1,000, finishing with a career-best time of 2:58.94 at the Hokie Invitational.

2016 outdoor: Redshirted.

2016 indoor: Placed 12th in the mile at the NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America honors … Set a personal- and school-record time in the mile at the Boston University Last Chance Meet, finishing in 4:35.74 … Was a member of the winning DMR team at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Placed second in the mile at the Iowa State Classic … Ran a personal best 600 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge in 1:31.52.

2015 outdoor: Set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays, finishing in 17:02.73 ... Competed in the 1,500-meter event at the ACC Championships, finishing in 4:23.81 ... Raced the 800-meter distance at three meets ... Was a member of the school record breaking team in the distance medley at the Tennessee Relays ... Participated in the NCAA East Regionals for the 1,500-meter run.

2015 indoor: Led the team in the mile, posting a team best and personal record of 4:43.48 at the ACC Championships, where she placed fourth overall ... Competed unattached in the 1,000-meter run at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 2:50.80 ... Participated in the 4x800-meter and distance medley relays.

2014 outdoor: Broke the school record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:13.29 at the Portland Track Festival ... Finished in third place at the ACC Championships with a 1,500-meter time of 4:32.74 ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships, where she finished 20th after posting an 11th place finish at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 4:18.19 ... Also ran personal bests in the 800 and 5,000.

2014 indoor: Set a personal-best mile time at the USC Invitational, finishing in 4:48.31 ... Recorded a personal best 3,000m time at the ACC Championships (9:39.29) ... Ran the 4x400 at the Alex Wilson Invite to record a season-best time of 3:47.37 ... Competed in the distance medley relay at the ACC Championships, securing a team-best time of 11:12.01 to finish sixth.

2013 outdoor: Finished fifth in the 1,500 meters at the ACC Championships with a time of 4:25.37 ... Clocked a season-best time at the Colonial Relays (4:20.58) ... Ran the 1,500 meters in 4:23.20 at the Oxy Invite ... Competed in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (4:30.66) ... Posted a season best in the 800 meters at the Roanoke/Virginia Tech Twilight (2:08.57) ... Posted a time of 2:08.25 two days later at the Virginia Challenge.

2013 indoor: Ran a 1:34.85 in the 600 meters at the VT Challenge ... Was the third leg on the fourth place distance medley relay team at the ACC Championships (11:37.64) ... Competed unattached in the 800 meters at the VT Elite Meet (2:13.06) and the 1,000 meters at the Hokie Invitational (2:57.82).

High school: Qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics in the 800m and 1,500m, winning the 1,500m race with a time of 4:39.47 … Captured district championships in the 800, 1,600m and 4x400 relay … Was the runner-up in the 1,000m at the 2012 VHSL Group AAA Indoor State Championship after winning the event at the Eastern Regional Championship … Recorded back-to-back sixth-place finishes in the 800m at the outdoor state championship during her final two years at Indian River … A five-time team MVP selection.

Personal: Born July 10, 1993 … Daughter of David and Kim Morton … Has six siblings … Majoring in human development.

Morton's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

600m - 1:31.52, VT Challenge (2016)

800m - 2:09.38, Doc Hale VT Elite (2016)

Mile - 4:35.74, Boston University Last Chance Meet (2016)

1,000m - 2:58.94, Hokie Invitational (2017)

3,000m - 9:44.25, ACC Championships (2014)

italics = unattached

400m - 58.82, Raleigh Relays (2013)

800m - 2:07.88, Roanoke/VT Twilight Qualifier (2014)

1,500m - 4:13.29, Portland Track Festival (2014)

5,000m - 17:02.73, Raleigh Relays (2015)