Shannon Osika

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 made a name for herself on the Mile circuit. In July 2018, Shannon won the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, breaking the tape in 4:34, her first BBTM GP Tour win, and one week later, she set an event record of 4:20.81 at the Ryan Shay Memorial Mile (a personal best time on the downhill course). In August, Shannon won the Ed Murphey Memphis Mile, setting a Tennessee state record time of 4:25.47 (also her track PR), and her winning streak continued at the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile with another clear victory, clocking 4:29.91.

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

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News

O’Hare, Osika Win HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile

September 05, 2018

Meet organizers left lane one open to the beloved David Torrence’s honor.

By Johanna Gretschel, Competitor Running

The HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile saw Chris O’Hare of Scotland defend his title, while the United States’ Shannon Osika capture her first victory in the Wednesday night race at...

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Avila, Osika set Tennessee records at Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

August 26, 2018

BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 fourth stop awards $19,500; next stop Minnesota Mile on Friday, September 7

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

The second annual Ed Murphey Memphis Mile saw two Tennessee records fall under the lights Saturday night at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. Both...

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Osika, Domanic Win 7th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 20, 2018

Evening downtown Pittsburgh road race offered a $30,000 prize purse; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH –  At the 7th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, the pro races ended in two thrilling finishes as Shannon Osika of Ann Arbor,...

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Top Fields Set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2018

Katie Mackey to defend women’s national title; $25,000 guaranteed national championship purse with $5000 for each national champion; also the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2018 season opener

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced the fields...

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Toni’s Take on Inaugural Kalakaua Merrie Mile

December 12, 2016

Honolulu Marathon weekend road event draws more than 1,300 finishers with professional handicap gender challenge won by teenager Edwin Kiptoo in sub-4

By Toni Reavis

HONOLULU – Oh, you could see this one coming a Mile away. 18-year-old Kenyan Edwin Kiptoo was obviously the wildcard at this...

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Initial Fields Announced for 2016 Sir Walter Miler

July 16, 2016

 HS sub-4 Mile star Drew Hunter to make professional debut on August 5

From Sir Walter Running

For the third year running, the Sir Walter Miler will again return to its standard first Friday night spot on August 5, 2016 at the Meredith College Track. Last year, the Sir Walter Miler was called...

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BBTM 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Guide to the Metric Mile

July 10, 2016
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Shannon Osika continues family Olympic Trials legacy

June 30, 2016

“That’s going to be really cool being on the starting line with my idols, just unreal to me."

By Marvin Goodwin, The Oakland Press

Nearly 30 years ago, P.J. Osika and Andrea Bowman were competitors trying to make the US Olympic team at the 1988 Olympic Track and Field Trials in Indianapolis.

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Mile Guide: 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships

March 07, 2013

Chris O'Hare, Emma Coburn enter championships as favorites

By Bring Back the Mile

Last year 33 collegiate men broke the four-minute barrier, a record, and a substantial increase over the 22 that did so in 2011. In fact six sub-4 Milers stayed home having to watch the NCAA Championship on...

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