Shayla Freeman
Shayla Freeman
Year: Junior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Greenway
Position: Distance

Academic Notes: Double major in chemistry and secondary education.

Personal Bests: 2:19.59@ (800m), 5:08.82@ (Mile)

2013 Cross Country: Competed at five meets for NAU...Top finish came at the Dave Murray Invitaional where she finished 17th with a time of 18:05.97... Finished 24th at the Big Sky Championships with a time of 17:51.0... Finished 82nd at the Mountain Region Championships with a time of 22:19.3 in the women's 6K.

2012 Cross Country: Did not compete.

2012 Track & Field: In her first track season with the Lumberjacks, she qualified for Big Sky Indoors with a 5:08.80@ in the mile at the NAU Tune-Up ... Just missed earning team points with a ninth-place finish at the conference meet, but scored with the fifth-place women’s DMR squad ...  During outdoor season competed in the middle-distance 800 and 1,500-meter runs, where she posted the No. 4 times on the team in both ... Ran a 2:16.51 in the 800 at the Double Dual, and posted a career-best 4:39.24 at the Beach Invite ... Ended her first outdoor conference meet with a 14th-place finish in the 1,500m.

2011 Cross Country: Competed in three meets in her inaugural season with the Lumberjacks ... Finished 33rd at the George Kyte Classic in Flagstaff (20:11.3) ... Ran her best time of the season at the Dave Murray Invitation in Tucson, finishing 27th in a time of 19:09.0 ... Closed out her season at the Grand Canyon Invitational with her first top-15 finish, placing 14th in a time of 19:20.9.

High School: Earned First Team All-State honors three times for cross country ('08-'10) ... Was named Black Canyon Region Athlete of the Year three times, once in track and twice in cross country, and was the 2009 Black Canyon Region champion in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m ... Holds a school record in the 4x800-meter relay and the distance medley relay along with her twin sister, Kayla.

Personal: Born to Jimmy and Janet Cole on September 28, 1992 ... Has four brothers: Jimmy, Juwan, Javontae, and Jacob; and four sisters: Shatonja, Kayla (twin sister), Gabbie, and Aaliyah ... Hobbies include hiking and reading ... Chose NAU because of her love for Flagstaff, and for the impression the coaches and players made when being recruited.