mercy me
Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/4/2012 8:10PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
3:21 1200 DMR leg, 4:38.42 Mile this weekend for Michigan.
Freshman.
mitten
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 12:12PM - in reply to mercy me Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Mike McGuire is extremely underrated, he's done a great job with those girls. Osika's 4:38 also came the day after the DMR she was on ran 11:04.
hasn't gone unnoticed
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 1:55PM - in reply to mitten Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes, she's running very well. She's improved consistently and looks healthy as well. Was a phenom as a frosh/soph in high school (won Michigan state, beat Goethals, etc.), had a rough year or two, then really hit her stride again as a senior with a nice performance at Footlocker and some great mile/two mile times. She could be the best frosh in the NCAA (although Cuffe, Houlihan, Neer, etc will have something to say about that)
MGOBLUE
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 3:11PM - in reply to hasn't gone unnoticed Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yea, she was very good very young in HS, the last couple of years were kind of flat. Wow, what a year so far for her.

I do think Addison and Smith are both def 800 types too. They both need to get into a fast race at that. Smith didn't have a great weekend for sure at ND. Look out DMR at NCAA's
northern boy
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 3:39PM - in reply to mercy me Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Kid has good genetics, mom and dad were both college studs.
justpassingthru
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 4:46PM - in reply to northern boy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Why was she at a community college first semester?

Who were her parents?
MGOBLUE
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 5:56PM - in reply to justpassingthru Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Just a guess but maybe a good one. Ms Tauro scholorship
justpassingthru
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 6:05PM - in reply to MGOBLUE Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

MGOBLUE wrote:

Just a guess but maybe a good one. Ms Tauro scholorship


I have no idea what you mean...truly!
MGOBLUE
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/5/2012 6:22PM - in reply to justpassingthru Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm sure Tauro was on a full ride and was done running for UM after cross. Maybe Osika was waiting for her "full ride" to free up? Just a quess
infobase
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/6/2012 9:24AM - in reply to MGOBLUE Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
She is running in the Junior USA Cross Country Championships on February 11th as well.

http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/USAXCChampionships/entry/status_Junior.asp
m go blue
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/6/2012 10:32AM - in reply to infobase Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Mike Macguire will always get his MD crew going - he is one helluva coach and is one of the rare people that APPRECIATES having a job and really puts all of his energy into his work and atheltes.
northern boy
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/7/2012 9:52AM - in reply to justpassingthru Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Parents both ran at Eastern Michigan. Dad is PJ Osika and ran 3:41. Mom is Andrea Bowman and ran 2:06 and 4:17.
i said it
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/7/2012 10:25AM - in reply to northern boy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
She has better genetics than me...
Community College
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/18/2012 8:39PM - in reply to i said it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I heard that her grades were not good enough to get into UM initially so she had to go to JUCO to get to Michigan. Obviously, she has made the most of her opportunity.
predict my stuff
RE: Shannon Osika, under the Radar... 2/18/2012 8:47PM - in reply to i said it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

i said it wrote:

She has better genetics than me...


which genes exactly are those?