The Lady Hawks compete at the Wesley Brown Invitational on January 30th.
2015 Cross Country: Ran twice during the fall ... topped out at 23:35.98 with a 23rd place finish at the UMES Lid Lifter.
2016 Indoor Season: Broke the school record in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.57 seconds and a 3rd place finish at the Scarlet & White in Boston ... was named the 2016 Women's Track Runner MVP for the Hawks during the campaign ... also set a PR for the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.83 seconds ... won hurldes events at Villanova and Navy's Wesley Brown Invitational, and placed fifth in a long jump event.
2016 Outdoor Season: Reset her own school record with a time of 13.81 seconds and a fifth place finish at the MEAC Championship Preliminary ... took fifth in the MEAC finals in the 100 hurdles and earned two victories during the regular season ... set a new PR in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.10 seconds ... participated twice in the long jump with a high distance of 5.36 meters ... took second in another long jump at Navy.
2014 Cross Country: Earned a pair of top ten finishes at the Del State Invitational and Cappy Anderson Invitational ... finished with a time of 19:40.10, finishing in 7th place ... took 24th at the MEAC Championship with a time of 20:16.7.
2015 Indoor Season: Finished with a time of 2:19.33 in the 800 meter run at the Boston Last Chance, coming in 13th ... registered a top ten at the Navy Invite with a time of 3:11.40, and earned a 7th place time of 5:36.70 at the Coach O Invite ... helped out in a pair of fourth place relay finishes, one in the 4x400 and one in the DMR.
2015 Outdoor Season: Ran a 2:15.51 at the Morgan Legacy coming in 8th place ... was part of the 4x800 team that qualified for the IC4A/ECAC Championships and finished sixth with a time of 8:58.08 ... also took third in another 4x800 race at the Raleigh Relays.
Personal: full name is Shelasia Ebony Leitch...born on Feb. 19, 1996...nickname is Shelly...daughter of Mercia Durant...has one brother and four sisters...exercise science major at UMES...was a National Honor Society student at Weequahic H.S. while playing track...pre-game routine includes praying, reading quotes and of course, warming up...lists her coaches from high school as her biggest influences, because they helped shape her life...hopes for a career as an athletic trainer after graduation...favorite saying is "If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful"...hopes to set a record in each and every event she competes in...lists family, friends and teamwork as what matters to her...