Shelbi Wuss
Shelbi Wuss
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Huntington, N.Y.
High School: Walt Whitman

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2017-18
Cross Country - Placed in the top-five for the Eagles throughout her freshman season ... Opened her AU career at the Mount St. Mary's Duals where she was the Eagles' third finisher, 13th overall, in 18:39.80 over 5000m ... Made her 6000m debut at Navy's Salty Dog Invitational, placing ninth in the field and second for the Eagles (23:12.50) ... Earned a new 6k PR at the Paul Short Invitational, placing third for AU and 177th overall in 21:48.30 ... Finished 16th overall, 2nd for AU, at the Patriot League Championships (21:55.50) before closing the season at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships (87th - 21:55.10).

Indoor Track - Focused primarily on the 3000m during the indoor season ... Opened with a 10:29.04 performance at the Navy Lid-Lifter (fifth) ... Hit the No. 9 time in program history at the Dr. Sander Invitational, running 10:08.66 to place fourth in the field ... Closed the season at the Patriot League Championships where she placed 12th in the 3000m (10:13.66) and added her name to the program top ten list for the 5000m run with the fifth-fastest time in AU history (17:30.66) for seventh in the field.

Outdoor Track - Opened the season with her lone 3000m steeplechase before focusing on the 5000m run ... Finished in 18:04.43 and 18:07.89 at the Raleigh Relays and George Mason Spring Invitational before hitting a PR of 18:02.94 at the Patriot League Championships, good for 15th in the field ... Also made her 10,000m run debut at the conference meet, placing 17th in 39:16.50.

High School: Competed at Walt Whitman HS under coaches Rufus Shepard and Mike Moccia ... She was a two-time section XI division I champion in the 3000m (2017) and 1500m (2017) runs ... All-County in the 3000m (2017) ... Holds Walt Whitman school records in the 1500-meter, indoor mile, 3000m, 3200m, 2-mile, and 5000m runs ... Also played soccer at Walt Whitman and competed at the club level for South Huntington, HBC and Brentwood Soccer Club ... Two-time All-County Academic honoree for soccer (2016) and track (2017) ... PR's - 1500m (4:46.52), 3000m (10:05.29), 3200m (10:51.75) ... 5000m XC (18:14.92).

Personal: Parents are Eric and Staci ... Dad, Eric, played hockey while at Stony Brook while mom, Staci, competed in equestrian at CW Post ... She has three younger siblings, Patrick, Ashli and Hayli ... She is studying biochemistry/pre-med and would like to pursue a career as a surgeon or doctor ... Shelbi was the valedictorian for the Walt Whitman Class of 2017 ... National Honor Society ... Principal's List ... SAT/ACT Scholar-Athlete ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Huntington Scholar/Athlete Award recipient ... News12 Scholar-Athlete ... Suffolk Zone of the NYS Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Award ... New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence ... Volunteered with the Wildcat Sports Camp for four years ... Girls Leaders Program (2014-17) ... Sports heroes are Steve Prefontaine and Louis Zamperini ... Non-sports heroes are Malala Yousafzai and her parents ... Her advice to youngsters is to "Do what makes you happy and follow your dreams".