Sarah Shepard

ClassFr.
Height5-4
HometownGlenwood Springs, Colo.
Prev. SchoolGlenwood HS

Notes:

2006-07: Track: Finished eighth at the NCAA indoor nationals in to 5,000-meter run ... Earned all-American recognition for the third time in her collegiate career ... Joined Trent Briney as the only UCCS athletes to be named all-American in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track ... Named all-RMAC first team in the 3,000-meter run ... Was named to the RMAC indoor track all-academic team

Cross Country: Named academic All-RMAC. Finished eigth at the Lobo Invitational on Sept. 9 ... Finished 2nd at the Colorado College Invitational on Sept. 23 ... Placed 19 at the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Sept. 30 ... Finished 12 at the RMAC Conference Championship Meet on Oct. 21 ... Placed 25 at the North Central Regional Meet on Nov. 4 ... Finished 36th overall at the NCAA Division II Championship in Pensacola, Fla. on Nov. 18th. 2005-06: Cross Country: Earned All-American honors ... Was named to the RMAC Honor Student-Athletes for the women atheletes at UCCS ... Was a women's cross country National Qualifier ... Earned academic All-RMAC ... Finished 31st out of 180 competitors at the NCAA Divison II National Championships ... Finished eighth at the Wyoming Invitational ... Finished ninth at the Woody Greeno Invitational ... Finished second at the Colorado College XC Invitational ... Finished sixth at the Boulder Shotout and was the top finisher for UCCS ... Finished 12th at the RMAC Cross Country Championships ... Finished 13th at the North Central Region Championships. Track: Named second team All-RMAC for the 3,000-meter run ... Earned academic All-RMAC ... ... Finished 15th in the 5,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 13 ... Placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the at the CSM All-Comers meet ... Finished fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the RMAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 25.

2004-05: Cross Country: Was awarded academic All-RMAC ... Finished first amongst Division II runners, sixth overall, at the Wyoming Invitational on Sept. 3 ... Took sixth at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational on Sept. 18 ... Placed 14th at the RMAC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 23 ... Placed 51st at Cross Country Nationals on Nov. 20. Track: Was named All-American after finishing seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Nationals on May 27 ... Was awarded academic All-RMAC ... Ran the 5,000 in 18:10 at the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 14 ... Placed ninth in the 5,000 at the RMAC Outdoor Track Championships on Feb. 27 ... Placed sixth in the steeplechase at the Tom Benich Classic on Apr. 3.

2003-04: Cross Country: Finished 11th at the predominantly Division I Wyoming Open on Sept. 5 ... Placed 25th with a time of 22:52 at the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Oct. 4 ... Finished sixth, one of five UCCS runners to finish in the top ten, at the Dan Libera Meet on Oct. 11 ... Finished 21st at the RMAC Championships on Oct. 25 ... Finished 22nd at the North Central Regionals on Nov. 8. Track: Placed 16th in the mile run at the Joe Davies Meet on Jan. 31 ... Took ninth in the 5,000 at the Indoor RMAC Championships on Feb. 27 ... Placed sixth in the steeplechase at the Tom Benich Classic on Apr. 3 ... Took 13th in the 1,500 at the RMAC Outdoor Championships on May 7.

2002-03: Cross Country: Redshirt season

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Lettered in both track and cross country ... Was a member of the honor choir at Glenwood Springs High School ... Won two English excellence awards ... Qualified for state twice in track in once in cross country.

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in Biology and Pre-Med ... Enjoys singing, dancing, laughing, and playing soccer ... Has one brother, Patrick ... Parents are Roseanne and Dave Shepard ... Born July 21, 1984.

Stories featuring Sarah Shepard

July 25, 2008UCCS Runners RoundupRecent University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduate and star cross country runner, Sarah “Shep” Shepard won the women’s division of the La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb over the Fourth of July weekend. Additionally, UCCS cross country and track head coach Mark Misch won the 30-39 age group at the same event. Misch came in fifth overall while Shepard claimed 15th.
May 28, 2008Former UCCS star takes 10th place at the Bolder BoulderFormer University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athlete Sarah Shepard took 10th place among amateurs at Sunday's Bolder Boulder.
May 15, 2007Payne qualifies for nationalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne qualified for nationals in two events, the NCAA announced Tuesday
May 7, 2007UCCS opens competition at RMAC ChampionshipsALAMOSA -- Competing in the first 10,000-meter run of her life, Tavia Hammond turned in an impressive eighth-place finish to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Monday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Rex Stadium.
April 30, 2007UCCS Has 10 Women's Track Members Named Academic All-RMACTen members of the UCCS women's track and field team were named to the 2006-07 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's outdoor track and field all-academic team.
April 21, 2007Payne, Shepard Win Events at Fort CollinsShannon Payne won the women's 5,000-meter run, topping five NCAA Division I runners and 16 competitors overall in the process, to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team Saturday at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins.
March 10, 2007Shepard takes eighth at nationalsSarah Shepard of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished eighth in the women's 5,000-meter run Saturday at the NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
March 2, 2007Shepard to run at nationalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Sarah Shepard qualified to compete at the NCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships.
February 24, 2007Shepard Leads Mountain Lions in RMAC Indoor ChampionshipsSarah Shepard earned eight of the fourteen team points by finishing second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 32 minutes, and 23 one-tenths of a second to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in Golden, Colorado.
February 10, 2007Shepard nabs provisional qualifying timeSarah Shepard earned a provisional qualifying time for nationals Saturday at the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash.
January 27, 2007Shepard Shines at Barrett MeetSarah Shepard had a second-place finish to lead six University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners in the women's mile run Saturday at the Don Barrett Air Force Open at the US Air Force Academy.
January 19, 2007Hudson Leads Women's Track at Potts InvitationalJessica Hudson took third place in the women's 400-meter run and fourth in the 800-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team Friday at the Potts Indoor Invitational at Boulder.
January 17, 2007Shepard named runner of the weekSarah Shepard of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference woman runner of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.
January 13, 2007Shepard leads UCCS women at Air Force meetSarah Shepard won the women's 3,000-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team at the Air Force All-Comers meet Saturday at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
September 30, 2006Boulder Finish Shows UCCS Closing on Big TwoLed by three runners in the top 10, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took third place among non-Division I teams Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder.
September 1, 2006Payne Sets Course Record in WyomingShannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs set a new course record in winning the Wyoming Open cross country meet Friday at Laramie, Wyo.
May 9, 2006UCCS Notches Best Ever RMAC Tournament ResultShannon Payne, Lisa Short and Sarah Shepard combined for 10 points in the 3,000-meter run Tuesday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a sixth-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Gunnison, Colo.
March 12, 2006Mountain Lions Get Taste of National CompetitionThe road to Boston wasn't hard for Shannon Payne and Sarah Shepard, but once they got there it was a different story.
March 3, 2006Two Mountain Lions Headed to NationalsFor the first time in UCCS history the Mountain Lions will have two members of their team competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
February 25, 2006RMAC Indoor Championships ConcludeThe 3,000-meter run featured 30 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference runners. However, Shannon Payne and Sarah Shepard outpaced and outran the rest of the field en route to fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively.
February 11, 2006Record books rewrittenShannon Payne shattered the school record for the 5,000-meter run Saturday at the Iowa State Classic.
February 3, 2006Heart problem, no problem for ShepardOver the holiday break most students were at home relaxing. Sarah Shepard was not one of those students. While her teammates trained, Shepard was stuck in bed.
January 3, 2006Mountain Lions Qualified as All-Academic TeamThe UCCS Women's Cross Country team was qualified by the NCAA Division II Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team this fall.
November 20, 2005Two UCCS Runners Named All-AmericanShannon Payne and Sarah Shepard were both named All-American at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships Saturday at Pomona, Calif.
November 19, 2005Payne Takes 10th at NationalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne finished 10th at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships.
November 5, 2005Women's Cross Country Comes Up Short in National BidA promising season came to a disappointing end for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team Saturday at Hays, Kan.
September 29, 2005Payne Wins Third RMAC AwardShannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Thursday. Payne and golfer Chase Wortmann are the first UCCS athletes to win the RMAC's top individual award three times in a season in any sport.
September 24, 2005Women Dominate CC InvitationalThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team scored the minimum points possible in dominating the Colorado College Invitational on Saturday at Monument Valley Park.
September 22, 2005Payne Wins Second Runner of the Week AwardUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs sophomore Shannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Thursday.
September 8, 2005Payne Named Cross Country Athlete of the WeekShannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's women's cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Thursday.
September 2, 2005Payne Leades UCCS Past Division I SchoolsShannon Payne took first place individually to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s cross country team past three Division I schools and into second place at the Wyoming Invitational in Laramie, Wyo.
May 28, 2005Tum Wins 1500 at NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team put the finishing touches on a fabulous weekend Saturday evening in Abilene, Texas.
May 27, 2005Tum ready for double dip on SaturdayMoses Tum will be very busy tomorrow.
May 17, 2005Seven Mountain Lions Qualify for NationalsA school-record seven University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes qualified to compete at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The final entry list was released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
May 9, 2005Outdoor RMACThe University of Colorado Springs women's track team had several good performances on its first day of competition at the 2005 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track Meet in Alamosa.
April 23, 2005Fast times in Fort Collins bode well for stretch runThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs mile relay team set a new school record as the Mountain Lions competed at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday.
April 15, 2005Shepard, Gray Shine at Mt. SacSarah Shepard and Tina Gray were the top Division II finishers in the 3000-meter steeplechase Friday as a handful of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes competed at the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif.
April 9, 2005Women's Track Goes Extra Mile at CCUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners claimed four of the top six spots in the mile run as the Mountain Lions competed at the Colorado College Invitational on Saturday.
February 27, 2005Payne Takes Third at RMAC ChampionshipsShannon Payne took third place in the women's 5,000-meter run this past weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, the best finish by a Mountain Lion runner at the meet.
February 11, 2005Three Lions Earn Provisional TimesWhen all three of your runners beat your conference's previous best time, it qualifies as a successful race. That being the case, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's 5,000-meter runners had a very successful race Friday at the Iowa State University Invitational at Ames, Iowa.
November 6, 2004Women's Cross Country Qualifies for NationalsShannon Payne, Tina Gray and Sarah Shepard were each among the top 21 finishers as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs qualified for nationals with a fourth-place showing Saturday at the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Cross Country Meet at Vermillion, S.D.
September 18, 2004Women Take Fifth Place at Nebraska MeetSarah Shepard took sixth in the College Division to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Lincoln, Neb.
September 3, 2004Shepard Leads Women's Cross Country to Fourth-Place FinishSarah Shepard led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Division I-laden Wyoming Invitational on Friday.
May 9, 2004Women's track beats the heatThe CU-Colorado Springs Men's and Women's Track teams are accustomed to racing in tough conditions, but the RMAC Championships took it to a new level.
April 16, 2004Women go 3-for-3 at Mt. SacThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team went 3-for-3 Friday at the Mt. Sac Relays at Walnut, Calif. Sophomore Ashley Birger, freshman Sarah Shepard and junior Tina Gray all ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the Mountain Lions, and all three earned provisional qualifying times for nationals.
November 8, 2003Nationally-Ranked Women's Team Beaten at RegionalsRanked in the Top-10 throughout the season, the women's cross country team at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won't even have the chance to validate that ranking. That's because they won't be competing at the national meet.
October 14, 2003UCCS Women Win the Dan Libera MeetThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s cross country team claimed first place, taking five out of the top ten spots, at the Dan Libera Memorial Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Northern Colorado. The Mountain Lions finished with 26 points Senior Kelly Smith led the team by placing second overall. Tina Gray, Megan Lund, Sarah Shepard, and Ashley Birger rounded out the top five for the Mountain Lions.
September 13, 2003Mountain Lions Impressive at CCThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team received exciting news this past week when they discovered that they were ranked eighth nationally. Saturday at the Colorado College Invitational, they proved that the ranking was no fluke.
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