Ellie Shea Race Videos

2021 OSR Meet #2 2 Mile

2021 Adidas Boost Boston Games- HS Girls Dream Mile

2021 Brooks PR Girls Mile

2021 NSAF Outdoor Nationals Girls 5000m

Ellie Shea

Name: Ellie Shea
Hometown: Belmont, MA
School: Belmont High School
Graduation Year: 2024
Date of Birth: September 6, 2005
Height: 5'1"
95 lbs.
GPA: Available Upon Request
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Emerging Elites Enrollment

7 Seasons: Fall 2021
  Summer 2021
  Spring 2021
  Winter 2020-21
  Fall 2020
  Summer 2020
  Spring 2020


Ellie has always loved to participate in sports, even from a young age. She played soccer and lacrosse for the town of Belmont in early elementary school and joined a youth track program in second grade. Ellie immediately loved running. She continued to run while also competing in club and town soccer, lacrosse and raced alpine skiing for Cranmore Mountain in New Hampshire.

On the cross country trails, Ellie capped off her middle school career with a win at the Mayorís Cup at Franklin Park, setting the course record, and an All American distinction at USATF XC Nationals in 2019. But it is on the track that Ellie really has found her passion. After being off the track for over a year due to COVID, Ellie is excited to be back.

Ellie is a freshman at Belmont High School. In addition to running, Ellie is hoping to participate in a triathlon. She also loves to do anything outside, including hiking, biking, swimming and skiing (both nordic and alpine).

Freshman Outdoor Season, Spring 2021

After posting early season PRís in the mile (4:51.81) and two mile (10:25.79) at the Ocean State Running Invitationals in Providence, Ellie was invited to the adidas Boost Boston Games as one of 10 high school girls to compete in the adidas Girls Dream Mile. Not wanting to waste this opportunity to race some of the best milers from around the country right here in Boston, Ellie was eager to go head-to-head against this great field that was coming to Boston to race her! The course was a USATF-certified winding 804m out-and-back loop with a tight u-turn at halfway.

Ellieís efforts were rewarded with a shiny new mile PR of 4:45.42, a 6-second PR over her 4:51.79 four weeks earlier at the Ocean State Running Invitational on April 24. Ellieís mark is the Massachusetts state record for the freshman girls mile for all surfaces.

Ellie Shea and Emerging Elites teammate Margot Appleton raced together at the USATF Mini Meet #3 at Gordon College on Saturday, June 5. Ellie was aiming to get into a faster race and compete with two of the best athletes in the country. Ellie ran a swift 10:10.49 for 2 Miles, breaking the MA state record held by Ari Lambie since 2003. Ellie ran a 3000m FAT en route in 9:30.64. A special thanks to USATF New England for having a FAT camera set up at 3000m.

Ellie accepted an invite from Brooks to the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle and decided to race the Girls Mile. She was the only freshman invited. Amid smoke cannons and an elaborate introduction, twelve girls took the line for the start of the mile at the Brooks PR Invitational. Eager to improve her track mile PR of 4:51 and her overall mile PR of 4:45 from the adidas Girls Dream Mile, Ellie was excited to race the top milers from across the country. Getting out well and racing on the rail, Ellie was rewarded with a new 2 second PR of 4:43.73 and took 5th place. Buoyed with a new mile PR, Ellie turned her focus to racing well the next day at the NSAF Outdoor Nationals presented by Nike in Eugene, Oregon.

Entered in the Championship 5000m, 2 Mile and Mile, Ellie had lots of options for what she wanted to race at the NSAF Outdoor Nationals. She decided to make her 5000m debut at Hayward Field. Racing with fellow Emerging Elites teammate Margot Appleton and Caroline Wells of Florida, who both raced the Brooks PR Mile the prior day in Seattle, this trio quickly gained separation from the field by passing through the opening 1600m in 5:08, 3000m in 9:42 and 3200m in 10:21. Their 3200m time was only 2 seconds slower than the winning time of 10:19.95 for the Girls Championship 2 mile held later on Saturday afternoon and they still had 1800m of racing! Ellie made her move with 1200m remaining and really pushed the final kilometer at Hayward Field. Ellie raced to the line and accelerated through the winnerís breaktape, running 16:10.42 to win the Championship 5000m in her 5000m debut! Ellieís last 1600m was covered in 5:10.

Ellieís 5000m National Championship capped off an amazing freshman track season. With COVID forcing the MIAA to reschedule the Division and All State meets at the end of June just prior to the Brooks PR Invitational and NSAF Outdoor Nationals, Ellie made the decision to forgo the MIAA meets to focus on racing well at Brooks and NSAF Outdoor Nationals. Ellie was rewarded with a 2 second mile PR at Brooks PR and a smashing 5000m debut at Hayward Field. In addition to winning the national championship and earning All-American honors, Ellie broke Kim Gallagherís 42-year freshman class record of 16:34.7h in 1979 by an astounding 24 seconds. Ellie also set the age 15 National 5000m age group record, Hayward Field facility record, #2 All-time Massachusetts, #3 All-time New England, #2 All-time at NSAF Outdoor Nationals, and #12 All-time High School Outdoor 5000m. Her 16:10.42 is also faster than the age 16 age group record and faster than Sydney Masciarelliís 16:16 sophomore national record.

Cross Country 2021

Ellie opened her 2021 cross country season at the Mayorís Cup at Franklin Park on Sunday, October 24, running 17:12. This was Ellieís debut at Franklin Parkís 5K course, which was standardized in 1995. Ellie raced her way to second place overall in the Womenís Championship race, running against a field of post-collegiate and professional athletes. Her time of 17:12 is the third fastest high school girl performance for 5K at Franklin Park, behind Shalane Flanaganís 17:08 in 1999 and the course record of 17:04 by Sydney Masciarelli in 2018. Ellieís 17:12 set the Emerging Elites club record for Franklin Park, bettering Margot Appletonís 17:14 from the 2019 Mayorís Cup.


Events 7th 8th Fresh. Soph. Junior Senior HS PRS
800m (i)  2:21.85  2:27.16         2:21.85
1000m      2:59       2:59
1500m (i)    4:48.46          4:48.46
1500m (o) 4:43.39           4:43.39
Mile  5:17.90   5:20.5   4:43.73        4:43.73
Road Mile      4:45.42        4:45.42
3000m      9:30.64        9:30.64
2 Mile      10:10.49        10:10.49
5K (Track)     16:10.42       16:10.42
5K (XC)   18:43   17:12     17:12

Sub-5:05 Mile Performances

  5:02 - March 3, 2021
  5:02 - March 22, 2021
  5:03 - March 27, 2021
  4:51 - April 24, 2021
  4:57 - May 6, 2021
  4:45 - May 23, 2021
  4:43 - July 2, 2021

Awards & Recognition

  2020 Northeast Indoor Classic 1500m Champion
  Meet Record Holder-Northeast Indoor Classic 1500m
  Mayor's Cup Youth Race Record Holder
  2019 All-American USATF Cross Country Runner
  2019 Middle School State Champion 800m and 1500m
  2019 USATF New England 1500m Champion
  2019 Adrian Martinez Youth Mile Champion
  Middle School Cross Country 7th Grade Course Record Holder
  Middle School Cross Country 8th Grade Race Champion

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