Natalie Shields-Connolly
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Salt Lake City, 
Last School
East High School
Roster Years
2013 | 2015-2017


  • Parents are Jeff and Patty Shields
  • Has six siblings: Haley, Brett, Marcus, Derek, Monica and Colton
  • Cousins Angela and Erica Shields ran on the track team
  • Cousin Rex Shields ran on the track and cross country team
  • Undeclared Major

Before BYU

  • Personal bests in cross country 5K- 18:25; track 1600- 4:51, 3200- 10:22
  • Hold the Utah State record for the 3200
  • Athletic All-State in track and cross country
  • Academic All-Region
  • Member of NHS and Madrigals


  • 2015 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Indoor Track All-Academic 


Collegiate Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet 
4:33.16  1,500m  2013 Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Challenge 
4:57.96  Mile  2013 Blue and Orange Opener
9:47.44 3,000m 2013 UW Invitational
16:30.85 5,000m 2016 UW Invitational
34:50.94 10,000m 2016 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2013


  • Began collegiate track career with a fifth-place finish in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:57.96 at the Boise State Invitational
  • Finished first in the 3,000m with a new personal-best time of 9:47.44 at the Washington Invitational
  • In first collegiate 5,000m, finished 32nd in 16:51.15 during the Husky Classic
  • Concluded the indoor season with a ninth-place finish in the 5,000m at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a time of 16:49.14


  • During the Stanford Invitational, placed ninth in the 5,000m with a time of 16:55.33
  • Finished eighth overall in the 1,500m with a time of 4:33.16 at the Mid-Major Challenge
  • Placed 18th overall in the 5,000m in 16:35.13 during the Mt. Sac Relays
Sophmore Year 2015


  • Finished 14th at MPSF Championships in 5,000m with time of 17:20.28


  • Ran career-best 35:01.65 in 10,000m at Mt. Sac Relays finishing 9th
  • Took 3rd in 5,000m finshing in 18:00.06 at the 2015 BYU Cougar Invitational
Junior Year 2016


  • Finished 9th in the 5,000m at the Oxy Invitational


  • Finished 11th in the 5,000m at the UW Invitational
Senior Year 2017


  • Finished 12th in the 10,000m at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival


  • Finished 12th in the 5,000m at the UW Invitational
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year