Shannon Ray Wins 100m, Leads 4x100m Relay to Victory
AT OLE MISS (2014):
OUTDOOR: Participated at the NCAA East Preliminary in the hammer throw ... scored two team points with a seventh-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships (201-7) ... broke the Ole Miss hammer throw record twice, with a season best of 210-3 at the MC Twilight Invitational ... also threw 202-1 to originally break the record at the Ole Miss Open ... also picked up victories at the Red Wolves Open (209-8) and War Eagle Invitational (200-9).
INDOOR: Placed 13th in the weight throw at the SEC Championships (58-10.75) ... moved into fourth place in the school record books with a personal-best 61-11.75 to finish sixth at the Don Kirby Elite ... also threw over 60 feet at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (61-9, ninth place) and Vanderbilt Invitational (61-11, second place).
BEFORE OLE MISS: Competed in five indoor meets and two outdoor meets as a freshman at the University of Illinois in 2013 ... posted season bests of 60-0.25 in the indoor weight throw (SPIRE Invitational) and 199-7 in the outdoor hammer throw (first place at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational and third-best in Illini history) ... coached at Illinois by Mike Turk ... attended Woodland High School in Cartersville, Ga., and competed for Throw 1 Deep club team coached by Mike Judge ... gold medalist in the hammer throw at the 2010 U.S. Area Youth Olympic Selection Trials (205-4) ... earned the bronze medal with a third-place finish in the hammer throw at the 2010 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics ... placed sixth in the weight throw at the 2011 New Balance Indoor Nationals en route to high school All-America accolades ... also competed at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals, 2010 USATF Junior Championships and 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... high school personal bests of 70-4.25 in the weight throw and 214-10 in the hammer throw (throwing lighter implements than in college) ... holds Woodland High School records in the shot put and discus.
PERSONAL: Born March 24, 1993 ... son of Terry and Robin Loe ... father played baseball at Mississippi State ... sister, Rachel, played basketball at Kennesaw State ... cousin, Jonathan Loe, played basketball at Ole Miss (2003) ... mother is an Ole Miss graduate ... chose Ole Miss over Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi State.
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