Shelby Houlihan takes USATF 1,500m, photo by PhotoRun.net
Shelby Houlihan number one in USA
MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): Miler Shelby Houlihan is the US WomenÂ´s AOY 2018 by Track and Field News. She got 259 points ahead of Sandi Morris (236) and Keni Harrison (196). Houlihan was at 18 out of 27 votes as 43rd number one and first 1500 m runner not named Mary Slaney to get the title. Only 4 of this year’s Top 10 are repeaters from last year: Emma Coburn is 10th and was No. 2, Sandi Morris is 2nd and was fourth, Ajee’ Wilson is 5th and was 6th and Keni Harrison is 3rd and was 7th. Last year’s No. 1, Tori Bowie, was injured most of the season and received no votes. Also in top ten 4th DeAnna Price, 6th Shamier Little, 7th Brianna McNeal, 8th Keturah Orji and 9th Erica Bougard. Informs trackandfieldnews.com
Shelby Houlihan takes the Prer Classic, photo by Photorun.net
runblogrun opines: Well done TFN! The Bible of the sport picked Shelby Houlihan as their Female AOYR. Shelby won the indoor and outdoor USATF doubles. Shelby Houlihan now has world class endurance to go with her world class kick. Jerry Schumacher, coach of aforementioned Ms. Houlihan gets this, and Shelby has evolved in 2018 as to a global player at 1,500m.
Watch her in Doha 2019 and Tokyo 2020. TFN sure got this one right. Shelby Houlihan is one of the finest of America’s athletes in the middle distances. With Houlihan and Simpson, we have two athletes who can medal over 1,500m on the global stage.