Track & Field Team Acquires New Distance Talent
Two Transfers Add To The Successful Distance Program
Jan. 14, 2014
DENTON, Texas - The North Texas track and field team will add the talents of distance runners Shauna Pali and Cody Campbell for the 2014 season.
Pali is a New Zealand native who transferred from the University of Otago after taking a year off from school. She will have three years of eligibility remaining. Pali was the Otago senior women's 10,000-meter champion in 2010 and 2013, when she was the school's cross-country champion.
"Shauna is an excellent addition to our team," said assistant coach Stefanie Slekis. "She has extensive experience competing in cross country and will have an immediate impact on our team. I am excited to see what she can accomplish in her first semester in both indoor and outdoor track, with her focus being on the 5000m and 10,000m."
Campbell is a sophomore transfer from Cameron University in Oklahoma. In 2012, he placed fourth in his first race as an Aggie at the MSU Stampede, and was named Lone Star Conference Runner of the Week for Sept. 6. As a high school senior at Gunter, Campbell was the 2A state champion in the 3200m in 2011.
"Cody finished only five spots behind our seventh man at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival this past fall," Slekis said. "He is ready to jump right in and train with our men at a high level. He will be a key contributor for us in the 5,000m and 10,000m on the track this spring, as well as a strong addition to our cross country team."
The North Texas track and field team will open the season at the Texas A&M-Texas Team Invitational this Friday, Jan. 17, at noon.
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