- Penny Shields
Penny Shields

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Denver, Colo.

High School:
Montebello HS

Position:
Jumps

Experience:
3L



2007: Did not compete in any events during the indoor or outdoor seasons.

2006: Earned all-conference honors by placing third in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a mark of 12.41 meters ... had an outdoor regional qualifying mark of 12.36 meters in the triple jump at the LSU Relays, where she place third ... also set a personal and season-best mark of 1.63 meters in the high jump at LSU ... took fifth in the triple jump at the C-USA Outdoor Championships by jumping a personal-best 12.45 meters.

2005: Had a personal best in the triple jump at the National City Outdoor Invitational, where she finished second with a mark of 11.96m (39-3) ... had the fourth highest mark in school history in the high jump at the Saluki Booster Indoor Invitational, where she jumped 1.57m (5-1) ... finished seventh in the triple jump at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 11.79m (38-08 1/4) ... also finished seventh in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a mark of 11.62m (38-01) ... scored a personal best at the Clemson Pentathlon with a total of 2,557 points ... jumped a personal best 11.80m (38-08) in the triple jump at the Clemson Tiger Indoor Invitational, where she finished fourth.

2004: Set a personal best in the indoor 55 meters with 7.70 at the Saluki Booster Invitational ... ran a personal best of 25.93 in the 200 meters at the Ole Miss Invitational ... had a personal best in the long jump of 5.15m at the ASU Invitational ... had a top mark and personal best in the indoor triple jump of 11.78m at the Saluki Booster Invitational.

High School: Attended Montbello High School in Denver, Colo. ... member of the Colorado state championship team ... ranked fifth in the nation in the indoor triple jump ... high school All-American in senior year ... state runner-up in outdoor triple jump in senior season ... received outstanding athlete honors from Montbello ... graduated with honors ... also played volleyball ... was a member of the Denver Educational Excellence Program ... received academic honors and was a member of the athletic academic honor roll all four years of high school.

Personal: Full name is Penny Renae Shields ... born March 30, 1985 in Tampa, Fla. ... is married to former UAB football player Nigel Eldridge ... has a one-year old son, Nigel Eldridge Jr. ... parents are Sandra and Kenneth Shields ... one sister, Samantha ... sister Samantha runs at UCF ... majoring in communications studies.