Birthday: 06/15/93 Mile PR: 4:25.1 (road) - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:06.17 - 2017
High School: Mott High School
Hometown: Waterford, MI
College: University of Michigan '16
Current Residence: Ann Arbor, MI
Shannon Osika, the young up-and-coming Michigan grad, has already made a name for herself on the Mile circuit. While at Michigan, Osika was a six-time NCAA All-American, closing out her senior year with a fourth place finish in the 2016 NCAA 1500m final. Shannon is also a two-time Big Ten Champion, winning the indoor Mile (2016) and the outdoor metric Mile (2016).
Soon after graduating, Shannon went on to compete at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1500m, where she qualified for the semi-final round. In the summer of 2016, Shannon won the the 9th Ryan Shay Mile in 4:27.51, finished 3rd in the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile in 4:28.85, was 7th at the Sir Walter Mile in 4:30.62, and ran her fastest Mile time of 4:25.1 at the Fifth Avenue Mile where she finished 11th behind a world class field. Shannon closed her 2016 racing season with another sub-4:30 clocking (4:29.5), good for third place, at the inaugural Kalakaua Merrie Mile in Honolulu, Hawaii.
FUN FACT: Shannon’s parents, P.J. Osika and Andrea Bowman, ran track at Eastern Michigan and also competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. #FamilyAffair