Meghan Shinkwin
Meghan Shinkwin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashua, N.H.

High School:
Bishop Guertin HS

Event:
Cross Country/Distance


Personal Bests
Indoor
400m	59.40
800m	2:19.54
1000m	2:56.34
Outdoor
400m	58.24
800m	2:15.41

2005: CROSS COUNTRY-Made the most of her freshman year with the Lady Tigers, finishing in the team's top five in six of the seven meets in which she competed...Placed fourth on the team in her first-career meet, the Belmont Opener, logging a time of 16:34 (5K)...Finished fifth on the team and 33rd overall at the Harrier Classic with a time of 20:17 for the 5K race...Missed the Rhodes Invitational due to injury...Filled the fifth team spot at the C-USA Championships, clocking a 5K personal-best time of 19:15...Moved back into the fourth team position at the South Regionals, logging a personal-best 6K time of 23:32.

PREP: Attended Bishop Guertin H.S...Lettered four years in indoor and outdoor track, also earning one letter as forward on the soccer team...Track coaches were Tony Johnson and Tammie Robie...Elected team captain her junior and senior years...Led Bishop Guerin to Class L indoor state championships in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and Class L outdoor titles in 2003 and 2004...Won individual state championships in the indoor 600m and outdoor 400m in 2003 and in the indoor 300m and 1000m and outdoor 800m in 2004...Voted team MVP for the 2003 and 2004 indoor seasons and the 2004 outdoor season...Recognized as the Lowell Sun Athlete of the Year for the 2003 outdoor season and 2004 indoor season and as the Nashua Telegraph Athlete of the Year for the 2004 outdoor season...Achieved a top-10 national ranking in the indoor 1000m in 2004 with a time of 2:56.34...Set Bishop Guertin records in the indoor 300m, 400m, 600m, 800m and 1000m and in the outdoor 400m and 800m.

PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts...Daughter of William and Robbin Shinkwin...Chose the U of M because she felt a connection with the team, Coach Holdman and the university and because she wanted to experience living far from home.

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