Molly Shepherd
Molly Shepherd
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: Iowa City

PERSONAL-BEST 6K - 22:24.3 - NCAA Division III National Championship - 11/17/18

2018-19: Helped the Bears to the 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship by posting a career-best time of 22:24.3, placing 79th overall with the Bears fifth fastest time ... Competed in five races on the season, including four 6K courses ... Posted three sub-24 minute 6K times on the year before breaking the 23-minute mark at the national championship.

2017-18: Ran to a season-best 22:42 at the Gil Dodds Invitational on Sept. 16.

2016-17: Ran to a personal-best 24:13.6 at the Brooks Invite on Oct. 15 ... Ran in three of the Bears 6K races, all of which the Bears placed first from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15.

2015-16: Ran a season-best 24:36.78 at the Oshkosh/AAE Invite.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and four-year letterwinner in cross country, and four-year letterwinner in track & field at Iowa City High School ... Four-year state qualifier in track & field, and three-year state qualifier in cross country ... Finished fourth in the 1,600 relay at the State Track & Field Championships in 2015 ... Placed seventh in the 3,200 relay at state track in 2014 and 2015 ... Two-time All-Conference Cross Country First Team (2013-14) ... 2015 All-Conference Track & Field First Team ... Personal-bests: 4K cross country-14:47; 400m-1:00.5; 800m-2:19; 1,500m-4:52; 3,000m-10:43 ... Academic All-State Cross Country as a senior.

PERSONAL: Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Daughter of Nathan and Mary Shepherd.