Bennett Shaw
Bennett Shaw
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Bellarmine College Prep

Senior (2018):  Received the Coaches' Award, symbolic of dedication, leadership and inspiration, for the second straight season ... Consistent performer who scored in six of his seven races ... Among the team's top three runners in four of the last five and in a total of five competitiond including the NCAA D-III Championships when he was the No. 2 Eagle to appear on the final standings with a season-best 8K effort of 25:59 ...  Earned all-region recognition for the third straight year after finishing with a time of 26:19 (second-best time of the year) that slotted him 17th out of 239 runners at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships ... Member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Junior (2017):
Scored in all seven of his competitions ... Recipient of the program's Coaches' Award, symbolic of dedication, leadership and inspiration ... Ranked among the team's top-three runners in six races ... All-region honoree for the second straight year after ranking second on the squad and 17th overall out of 222 runners at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships with a personal-best 8K time of 25:07 ... Named the UAA's Cross Country Athlete of the Week after placing first on the team and 21st out of 175 entries at the Furman Classic, clocking a 25:34 (second-best career time) ... Eagles' No. 2 finisher at the NCAA D-III Championships (25:42) ... Third among the Emory contingent and sixth in a 183-runner field at the JSU Foothills Invitational with a time of 26:26. 

Sophomore (2016):
Competed in seven races and scored on six occasions ... Came through with a personal-best 8k time of 25:50 at the UAA Championships ... Second Emory runner to cross the finish line and 24th out of 226 entries at the Furman Classic, posting a 25:59 at the Furman Classic ... No. 3 among the Eagles' pack and brought home all-region accolades after finishing 27th out of 208 contestants at the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championships with a time of 26:32 ... At the 8k Greater Louisville Classic, he registered a time of 26:03 that was fifth on the team and 42nd out of 391 runners.

Freshman (2015):
Competed in all eight meets and scored for the Eagles on four occasions ... Recipient of the program's Most Outstanding Newcomer Award ... Eagles' final scorer at the UAA Championships, posting a season-best 8K time of 26:18 ... Helped Emory to a third-place finish out of 19 teams by scoring as its No. 4 runner and ranking 25th out of 174 entries at the Furman Classic with a time of 26:33.3 ... Among the Emory contingent who raced at the NCAA D-III Championships ... Fifth on the team and sixth overall in a 47-runner field at the JSU Foothills Invitational (26:27).

High School
Earned four varsity letters in cross country and three in track while at Bellarmine College Prep ... Was coached by Patrick McCrystle ...  Helped the cross country and track programs to four WCAL League titles ... Member of three cross country teams that raced to section championships ... Heading into his senior year, Bellarmine cross country was ranked 44th nationally in the preseason rankings ....  Top time in the three-mile run was 16:02 ... Clocked a 1,600-meter effort of 4:32 ... Also played lacrosse and soccer ... Was his high school's Spanish Department Award winner as a senior. 

Son of Daniel and Amber Shaw ... A double major at Emory in Spanish and biology.

"I chose Emory because of the strong academic reputation and the great campus atmosphere."

Bennett Shaw's Top 8K Times

Year Event Time
2017 NCAA Regionals 25:07
2017 Furman Classic 25:34
2017 NCAA Championships 25:42
2016 UAA Championships 25:50
2018 NCAA Championships 25:59
2016 Furman Classic 25:59
2016 Louisville Classic  26:03 
2016 Inter-Regional Border Battle  26:03 

UAA Championships