Julie Shea (Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh)|
This is a photo of Shea from 1973 at age 14. As
a 14-year-old she ran 4:55 and 10:25.4 for the mile
Her state titles in high school included 1975 880y
(2:14.4), 1976 mile (4:50.8), 1977 880y (2:16.6) and
a national high school mile record (4:43.1).
As a runner for NC State Shea:
-Earned 11 All American Cross Country and Track titles.
-Won seven National Collegiate Championships.
-Was voted ACC Athlete of the Year in 1980 & 1981. ACC AOYs
(The women's ACC award wasn't established until 1990).
-Was awarded The Broderick Cup; Outstanding
Collegiate Woman Athlete in the United States.
Photo ...Julie Shea (L) and Mary Shea (R) - NCSU.edu
In 1980 she was ranked 3rd in the U.S. in the 3000m
by Track and Field News and won the 5000m
at the Olympic Trials that year in 15:44.12, with
her sister Mary second (16:07.50).
Ran in IAAF World Cross Country Championships:
Shea has been inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
As Julie Graw, she was elected to the city
council of Raleigh in 1995, 1997, and 1999.
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