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Player Bio: Shannon Rance :: Track  

  Shannon Rance
Shannon Rance

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Renton, Washington

High School:
Renton

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
06/10/1982

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2002-03): Indoor - Finished 16th in shot put at MPSF Championships with toss of 13.38m/43-10 3/4i (2/22/03, Nampa)...Outdoor - Team's leader in the shot put with a best throw of 14.41m/46-4 3/4 at the Cougar Invite (4/27/03, Pullman)...finished ninth in the shot put at the Pac-10 Championships (5/18/03, Los Angeles) in 14.05m/46-1 1/4.

SOPHOMORE (2001-02): Indoor - Finished fifth at MPSF Championships (2/23/02, Flagstaff) shot put with PR and NCAA PQ mark of 15.57m/51-1i...threw discus PR of 46.58m/152-10i at the McDonald's I (2/2/02, Moscow)...Outdoor - Led the squad in shot put with 14.32m/46-11 3/4 toss at Castillo Invite (3/23/02, Tempe)...at Pac-10 Championships (5/19/02, Pullman) finished 12th in shot put (13.63m/44-8 3/4) and 15th in discus (39.11m/128-4).

FRESHMAN (2000-01): Indoor - Placed eighth in the shot put at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships with a toss of 13.54m/45-5i (2/24/01, Flagstaff)...threw school freshman record of 14.25m/46-9i at Idaho Scoring Meet (2/10/01, Moscow)...also threw 20# weight for first time with a season best of 12.40m/40-8 1/4...Outdoor - Top Cougar shot put thrower with a freshman school record and NCAA PQ of 15.01m/49-3 (4/21/01, Austin)...finished seventh in shot put with toss of 14.98m/49-1 3/4 at Pac-10 Championships (5/20/01, Berkeley).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned nine varsity letters at Renton High...four letters came with soccer coach Holly Darah...four letters and three years of league shot put and discus titles with track coach Alice Williams...one year with basketball coach Tyrone Taylor...named Female Athlete of the Meet at South Puget Sound Throwers Showcase, Renton Invite both junior and senior years...at Lake Stevens meet as senior...South County Journal and Seattle Times Prep Athlete of the Week both as junior and senior...Renton Invite records in discus (137-6) and shot put (42-2)...all-city records in shot put (44-6 1/4) and javelin (111-6)...at state 3A meet won both shot put (45-6 3/4) and discus (145-10)...16th in javelin (99-7)...Renton team finished seventh with 29 points - 20 points from Rance...junior year won discus (132-5) and second in shot put (42-8) at state 3A meet...Renton team was 10th at state with all 18 points from Rance...same year set records at Renton Invitational (126-8 discus, 38-3 1/32 shot), all-city (41-2 shot)...won district shot put with throw of 41-11, placed second in discus at 123-10...sophomore state track finishes included fifth in discus (118-9) and seventh in shot put (28-5 1/2) at state meet...track team captain and MVP award for three years...also an outstanding soccer player and three-time All-Seamont League second team selection and honorable mention as freshman...soccer captain and MVP...tore ACL during basketball season and had surgery that February...did standing throws beginning in April...named team most inspirational.

PERSONAL. Born 6/10/82 at Seattle...Shannon Renae Rance...father Wilbert is a business agent...mother Linda is an escrow officer...brother Jason...sister Erica...dad played football and wrestled at Whitworth College...participated in Running Start program by taking courses at Highline CC while still in high school...honor roll student all four years of high school...interhigh rep...worked as soccer referee, and baseball and softball umpire...named to honorable mention women's track team for 2002 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars...interested in health and fitness education as a career.

RANCE'S WSU BESTS
Shot Put - 15.57m / 51-1i (2002)
20# weight throw - 12.40m / 40-8 1/4i (2001)
Discus - 46.58m / 152-10i (2002), 45.72m / 150-0 (2003)
Hammer - 37.86m / 124-2 (2001)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2003 Shot Put 9th 14.05m / 46-1 1/4 2002 Shot Put 12th 13.63m / 44-8 3/4 Discus 15th 39.11m / 128-4 2001 Shot Put 7th 14.98m/49-1 3/4 Discus 15th 40.04m / 131-4

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