MU looks to build on recent success at Minnesota
MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships
Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday
Koeck topped MU record by over a meter
Competition begins at 11 a.m.
Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2015)
All-BIG EAST Conference (Outdoor DMR, 4x800 relay)
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Jr.): Collected All-BIG EAST accolades with a pair of third-place finishes as a member of two relays at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, running the opening leg on the DMR team that recorded the No. 9 mark all-time at MU with a time of 9:58.99 and running the second leg on the 4x800-meter relay team (7:42.39).
Outdoor (Jr.): Recorded a top-10 finish at BIG EAST Outdoors in the 1,500 with a time of 3:54.82 ... Collected a trio of top-three during the regular season, including a second-place finish in the 1,500 at the SIU Bill Cornell Spring Classic.
Cross Country (So.): Competed in one meet, finishing 19th at the Bradley 'Pink' Classic with a time of 27:05.6.
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Ran 800 meters and 1,000 meters during the 2013-2014 indoor campaign ... Recorded a personal-best time of 1:57.10 seconds running 800 meters at the Grand Valley State University meet (Feb. 14) ... Placed sixth running 1,000 meters with a time of 2:36.44 seconds at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 25).
Outdoor (So.): Competed in 800 meters, 1,500 meters and steeplechase events in outdoor campaign ... Finished ninth with a personal-best time of 1:56.68 seconds at the Benedictine Twilight (April 25) ... Finished 10th competing in the Steeplechase at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 25).
High School: Shields was a four year letter winner in track and field, and a three year letter winner in cross country (sophomore, junior, senior) at St. John's Jesuit High School ... Named captain of the men's track and field, and cross country team as a senior ... Two-time all-league in track and field ... Named to the Three Rivers Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
Personal: Son of Thomas and Brigid Shields ... Has one sister, Colleen ... Majors in criminology and legal studies.