Point Park’s Shields wins two more NAIA track titles
Catch Anna Shields if you can.
The Point Park senior enthralled onlookers yet again with another record-breaking performance at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships Saturday in Brookings, S.D.
Shields defended her titles in the mile and 1,000-meter runs — within two hours of each other — while setting a record in the 1,000.
Later, she anchored the runner-up distance medley relay with a 4-minute, 41-second split.
Her winning time in the mile of 4:37.73 won Shields the gold by 12 seconds. In the 1,000 meters, she set a record with a mark of 2:44.35. Her personal-best time in that event of 2:42.51 set at Penn State, ranks 30th in the world.
Shields now has eight NAIA titles and 13 All-America honors. She was named NAIA Track Outstanding Performer of the Meet and co-MVP.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .