Height: 5' 1"
Class: Grad Student
Hometown: Gallup, NM
High School: Wingate HS
Shelle ran cross country and track & field all four years of high school…she helped her team win back to back New Mexico State Championship in cross country during her junior and senior years…had a PR of 20:20 in the 5k…during her senior year, Shelle ran with Wings of America where she participated in the USATF National Cross Country Championships in St. Louis, Missouri…it was her first time running in -3 wind chill weather…barely survived her first 6k race crossing the finish line at 27:41…she never imagined how people in the Midwest were tolerating the crushing cold…until she moved to LFK and realized it takes a special kind of crazy person to go running in sub-zero weather…with a wind chill of 5…and removing a layer 20 minutes in...
Shelle was recruited by Dine College in Tsaile, Arizona where she ran and took classes for a year...with her college team, she ran a race in Lake Placid, New York…she was ecstatic because she was on the grounds of the 1980 Winter Olympics…Shelle achieved her goal and finally broke 20:20 in the 5k with a time of 19:50…Shelle was in the best shape she has ever been when she transferred to run for Haskell Indian Nations University in 2013...after weeks of pounding the pavement, she ended up with runner’s knee and was out for 3 years…she’s back and ready to crush 27:41!
Shelle is the daughter of Sammie Largo and Shirley Long…born in New Mexico…is the middle child in a family of five siblings…enjoys doodling, traveling, and attending concerts…Shelle is soft-spoken…lives vicariously through red hot chili peppers lyrics…asthma survivor...thinks blueberries should only be eaten frozen…Shelle wants to live in a world filled with Avengers and believes coffee should be enjoyed and savored on a patio in London…loves KU basketball…Shelle was in 5th grade when the Big 12 streak started…her favorite player svi mykhailiuk was 7 years old…what a ride…rock chalk forever...Shelle is a graduate student at Grand Canyon University working on a master’s degree in sports business…she is the assistant to the chair in the chemical and petroleum department at KU…it has been an amazing journey for Shelle and it continues to be exciting and rewarding…she loves being a part of the KU Running Club…she has met some wonderful people, and has been fortunate enough to run alongside them…rock chalk!