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Shayna Presley
Shayna Presley

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Windsor, Conn.

High School:
Windsor

Height:
5-4

Position:
Sprints/Hurdles

Major:
Criminal Justice

As A Junior (2012- 2013): Selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... Cross Country - competed on St. John's modified cross country team ... Indoor Track - 500-meters: competed at the distance on seven occasions, posting four top-5 finishes, including a second place at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games (Feb. 8) in time of 1:15.32 ... finished 10th at the BIG EAST Championships a personal best in a time of 1:15.02 ... 400-meters: claimed a bronze medal at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 24) in a time of 57.76 ... 4x400-meter relay - captured titles at the NYU Team Challenge (Jan. 19) and Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 24) ... posted a seasonal best time of 3:39.58 and earned All-East honors in a fifth-place finish at the ECAC Championships ... Outdoor Track - 400-meter hurdles: competed in the event on ten different occasions, claiming the individual title at the Metropolitan Championships (April 12) in a time of 1:01.55 and posting six other top-5 finishes ... earned All-East accolades thanks to a fifth-place finish at the ECAC Championships (May 12) in a time of 59.64 ... qualified as an individual for the NCAA East Regional (May 23), finishing 29th with a time of 59.49, the second fastest mark in St. John's history ... 4x400-meter relay - claimed four different titles during the season, placing first at the UCF Black & Gold meet (March 16), Kent Taylor Invitational (March 22), Sam Howell Invite (April 6) and the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) ... placed third in the ECAC division at the Penn Relays (April 25) in a time of 3:39.48 ... claimed a bronze medal at the ECAC Championships (May 12) with a time of 3:36.41 ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships thanks to an 11th-place finish at the East Regional meet in 3:35.97, the second fastest time in school history ... finished 21st in the preliminary round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 5) with a time of 3:38.66.

As A Sophomore (2011-12): Indoor - posted a career-best 400-meter time with a 58.57 second split at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) ... placed second in the 500-meters with a time of 1:17.03 at the Long Island Championship (Jan. 20) ... used a career-best 500-meter time of 1:15.10 at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 26) to qualify for the ECAC Championship ... 4x400-meter relay: first place at both the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) and the Long Island Championship (Jan. 20) ... repeated as Metropolitan Champions (Jan. 26) with a time of 3:47.06 ... finished second at the competitive Millrose Games (Feb. 11) with a time of 3:45.65 ... earned All-BIG-EAST with a season-best time of 3:42.33 at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 18) ... awarded All-EAST honors for a 3:45.98, seventh place finish at the ECAC Championships (March 4) ... Outdoor - 400-meter hurdles: captured first place at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 9) with a time of 1:07.19 ... took home the individual title at the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) with a time of 1:02.28 ... won a third individual title at the Yale Invite (April 30) with a time of 1:03.80 ... garnered All-BIG EAST honors with an eighth-place finish courtesy of a career-best 1:02.09 time in the preliminary heat of the BIG EAST Championship (May 5) ... 4x400-meter relay: won first-place at the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) with a 3:46.91 effort.

As A Freshman (2010-11): Indoor - placed second in the 400-meter run at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 58.86 seconds ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championships with a 500-meter time of 1:17.64 to finish second at the Princeton Quad Meet (Jan. 7) ... won the NYRR Night At The Armory III (Feb. 12) with a season-best time of 1:16.00 in the 500-meters ... competed in both the BIG EAST (Feb. 19) and ECAC Championships (March 5) ... Outdoor - 400-meter hurdles: finished fourth at the Walt Disney World Invitational (March 18) with a time of 1:05.24 ... earned a fourth place finish at the Rutgers Invitational (April 9) by posting a time of 1:04.64 ... ran a season-best time of 1:02.79 to win the Yale Springtime Invitational (May 1) and qualify for the BIG EAST Championship (May 6) ... Relays: participated in the second place 4x400-meter relay finish at the Rutgers Invitational (April 9) that was timed at 3:51.47 ... member of the 1,600-meter relay team that placed tenth at the BIG EAST Championship (May 6) with a time of 3:45.77.

At Windsor: Four-year letterwinner in track ... served as team captain in 2009 and 2010 ... named National Scholastic Sports Foundation (NSSF) Indoor Track Champion in 2009 ... won the Connecticut state championship in the 300-meter hurdles ... named All-State in 2009 and 2010 ... part of the state champion and state record-setting 4x400-meter relay team in 2010 ... named to the conference All-Academic team.

Personal: Daughter of Henry and Debra Presley ... is an only child ... plans to major in criminal justice and wants to become a criminologist ... president of her church choir and is involved with Teens for Christ.

Off the Track
Favorite Movie: "Love & Basketball"
Favorite Pro Athlete: Sanya Richards

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