KeyShawn Shepard Drops 29 Seconds In The 3200 Meters
KeyShawn Shepard finishes his high school freshman track season with a lot to be proud about. Shepard is a competitive distance runner with a lot of heart. We all know racing for miles is not easy, let alone doing it every week competitively.
On May 2nd at the Freshmen Championship meet at Monroe High School Stadium, KeyShawn placed 2nd in the mens varsity 1600 meters, running his fastest time at 4:49.36.
For the remainder of the season, Shepard ran the 3200 meters, with a consistency of significantly dropping his times by more than 20 seconds. On May 6th, at the Edmonds School District Championship meet, KeyShawn ran a time of 11:08.65. The following week was the 3A WESCO South League Championship on May 11th and 13th. Shepard ran his personal best with a time of 10:39.83, a 29 second drop within a week!
With this performance, he was able to qualify to run at the 3A Northwest Districts held on May 18th and 20th at Shoreline Stadium. This was the qualifying meet to go to the track and field state championship. Running a great and competitive race, Shepard finished with a time of 10:44.59. He didn’t qualify to go to state but he made it all the way to districts his freshman year, so we know he will be back next year!
But it doesn’t end at high school track for KeyShawn. He is already competing in Summer track running for the HIFO Sports Track Club. The first track meet was hosted by Cascade Striders where he placed 1st in the mens 3000 meters, achieving his personal record of a 9:54 and a photo with NFL player Richard Sherman.
Shepard is already off to a great start for the summer and we expect nothing but excellence from his through his high school career.