Highlights of the 2015 MEAC Indoor Championships. The men took third while the women finished fifth.
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...