Chris

Shakespeare

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Year: Senior
Hometown: Johnston, R.I.
High School: La Salle Academy

Bio

Career Honors:
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2018)

2019 (Senior): 

  • Member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2018 (Junior):

  • Opened the year with a season-best 5K time of 17:23.31, placing 44th against UNH and Providence (9/1).
  • Posted a season-best 8K time of 29:05.77 at the UMass Dartmouth Invite, placing 162nd (9/15).
  • Ran a 4.97-mile time of 27:21 at the IC4A Championships, placing 62nd in the sub-varsity race (11/17).

2017 (Sophomore):

  • Competed in the 8k and posted a career-best time (27:25) at the Paul Short Invitational. 
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

2016 (Freshman):

  • Posted season-best 8k time of 28:38 at the Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 1.
  • Also ran the 8k in 29:02 at the Shriner Invitational, in 28:47.77 at the New England Championship and in 32:08 at the IC4A Championship.

 Before Holy Cross:

  • Ran one year of varsity cross country under head coach Ken Skelley and four years of varsity track under head coach Vincent McGinn, serving as team captain his senior year at La Salle Academy.
  • Named first team All-Division in cross country, helping his team to a Division Class and State Championship in 2015.
  • Ran as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that set a school record time of 7:58.80, earning Providence Journal first team All-State recognition.
  • Won the coaches award in 2015.
  • Also was a one-year member of the varsity soccer team.

Personal:

  • Son of William and DeLyse Shakespeare.
  • Has one sister (Victoria).
  • Majoring in chemistry.

Shakespeare's Top Performances

Year Event Time Meet (Date)
2017 5k 17:21 UNH Cross Country Invitational (9/2)
2017 8k 27:25 Paul Short Invitational (10/1)
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