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  Pilar McShine
Pilar McShine

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Post-of-Spain, Trin. & Tobago

High School:
Success Laventille Composite

Event:
Mid-Distance/Distance


Pilar McShine [Co-Captain]

Senior

Distance

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Success Laventille Composite)

NCAA All-American

Cross Country: 2008

Indoor Mile: 2009

NCAA All-South Region

Cross Country: 2007, 2008, 2009

NCAA All-East Region

800m: 2008 & 2009

ACC Champion

1500m: 2009

All-ACC:

Cross Country: 2008, 2009

Indoor Mile: 2009

1500M: 2009

5000M: 2009

NCAA Participant

800m: 2008 & 2009

Collegiate Bests:

5K (XC):17:40

6K (XC):20:35

800m:2:02.79

1500m:4:23.46

Mile: 4:36.87

3000m: 9:44.61

5000m: 16:35.54

2009 Track:

Outdoor-

• Represented Trinidad & Tobago at the Central American and Caribbean Games earning a silver medal in the 800m with a personal record time of 2:02.79.

• Posted a time of 2:05.09 in the 800m run, which ranked third in the conference at the time, at the NCAA Championships to qualify for the semifinals.

• Earned the silver medal in the 5000m run at the ACC Championships with a time of 16:35.54. Later went on to dominate the 1500m run where the Seminole took the gold medal with a finish time of 4:20.83.

• Set a new personal record in the 800m run at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a second place finish as she crossed the line in 2:02.89. Her time is noted as FSU's third fastest time in program history.

• Earned the ACC Performer of the Week honor after an impressive 800m run at the Seminole Invitational where she posted a first-place finish time of 2:05.48.

Indoor-

• Battled in her first NCAA meet where she ran a lifetime-best mile with a time of 4:36.87 that earned her fifth place and contributed five points for the Seminoles.

• Took third place in the mile run at the Husky Invitational with a time of 4:37.71.

• Dominated the mile run with a first place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 4:40.8.

• Earned the silver medal while also posting eight points at the ACC Championships in the mile run with a time of 4:43.06.

2008 Cross Country:

• Reset her personal record at the NCAA meet with a time of 20:35 that earned the Seminole her first All-America honors.

• Earned All-ACC honors at the conference meet with a time of 20:43.0 in the 6K that placed sixth and helped the women win the ACC trophy for the second-consecutive year.

• Finished in fourth place with a time of 21:06.06 in the 6K at the NCAA South Regional meet that helped FSU win the crown for the second-straight season.

• Recorded the sixth-best mark in FSU history with a 6K time of 20:43.0 at the 2008 NCAA Pre-Nationals Meet.

• Helped FSU win the crown at the Notre Dame Invitational as she crossed the line with a new personal record time of 17:13 in the 5K.

• Opened the season with a 4.6K time of 16:43.3 that earned her seventh place at the Virginia Tech Invitational to help the women take the crown.

2008 Track:

Outdoor-

• Advanced to the semifinals of the 800m at the NCAA Championships. Ran a 2:07.98 in the prelims.

• Crossed the line fourth in the 800m finals with a time of 2:06.95 at the NCAA East Regional Championships to earn All-Region honors.

• Posted her personal-best time in the 800m prelims at the regional meet to win her heat and finished second overall with a time of 2:05.73.

• Finished fourth at the ACC Championships in the 800m at 2:05.91.

• Also regionally qualified at the Seminole Twilight where she posted the third-fastest 1500m time with a 4:23.46.

• First qualified for regionals in the 800m at the FSU Relays with a 2:06.59.

Indoor-

• Crossed the line in 9:44.61 to finish 11th in the 3000m at ACC Indoors.

• Shaved more than 15 seconds off her 3000m time during the season.

• Also ran a 4:54.02 in the mile at the Husker Invitational.

2007 Cross Country:

• Finished 15th at the NCAA South Regionals with a 6K career-best time of 21:13.30 which earned her All-South Region Honors and is the ninth-fastest in school history.

• Crossed the finish line in first place at the FSU Invitational with 5K run of a time of 18:02.53 which earned her ACC Performer of the Week accolades.

• Took the 17th spot at the ACC Championship with 21:46.80.

• Ran a career-best 5K at the Notre Dame Invitational with 17:40.

2007 Track:

Outdoor -

• Ran a season-best 4:33.67 at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 1500m.

• Placed 18th in the 1500m at the ACC Championships tallying a time of 4:35.42.

• Time of 4:37.07 in the 1500m placed her second at the Walt Disney Invitational.

• Top 5000m time was a 17:51.45 at the Snowbird Invitational.

Indoor -

• Posted a career-best time of 10:54.17 in the 3,000m at the Diet Pepsi Challenge.

2006 Cross Country:

• Redshirted her first season.

Prep:

• Represented Trinidad and Tobago at seven Carifta Games since age 12.

• Won 10 medals during her career at the Carifta Games in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m.

• Represented Trinidad and Tobago at three CAC Games Championships.

• Won a gold medal in the 3000m and silver medal in the 1500m in 2006.

• Won a gold medal in the 1500m in 2004.

• Competed in the 2005 Pan American Junior Championships.

Academics:

• 2009 All-ACC Academic.

Personal:

Born January 6, 1987... Majoring in Psychology.

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