Elianna Shwayder
Elianna Shwayder
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saline, Mich.
High School: Saline
Position: Distance

Collegiate Bests:
1,500 Meters - 4:32.76 (O)
3,000 Meters - 9:42.24 (I)
5,000 Meters - 16:31.27 (O)
10,000 Meters - 34:40.83 (O)
Mile - 4:56.03 (I) 
Shot Put - 4.28m (I)

( T & F ) Took seventh at the 2018 Harvard – Yale Match in the 3000m with a 10:39.06 (Apr. 14) … Finished the 4x440yd with a time of 4:27.79 at the HYP (Jan. 28) ... (XC) In her first race of her senior year (HYP Meet), she finished first on the team and fifth overall … Placed second on the team and 32nd overall in the Coast-to-Coast Battle of Beantown with a time of 17:58 (Sep. 22) … Placed 212 in the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational with a time of 22:49.2 (Oct. 13) … Ran to a 78th place finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships with a time of 23:08.5 (Oct. 27) … Competed in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships with a time of 22:58.9, finishing in 58th (Nov. 10).

Improved on her 5000m collegiate best, with a 5th place finish at the IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 16:31.27 ... Participated in the shot put for the first season and posted a throw of 4.28m at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational.

Placed 11th in the 5000 at the Ivy League Indoor Championships with a time of 17:18.13 seconds … Posted career-bests in the outdoor 5000 and 10000, at the Virginia Challenge and Raleigh Relays, respectively, running a 16:40.06 and 34:40.83 … Placed sixth in the 10000 at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships with a time of 35:12.08 seconds. 

Ran a time of 5:09.07 in the mile at HYP … Placed fourth overall in the 4x880y relay with a time of 9:27.32 at HYP … Ran a 5:13.39 mile at Beantown Challenge … Ranked 13th at outdoor Heps in the 5K, clocking a time of 17:45.87. 

Before Harvard: Four-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Saline High School ... Took fourth place at Michigan State Cross Country Championships in 2013 … Six-time All-State competitor … Michigan state winner of Wendy's High School Heisman Award … Four-time New Balance Nationals All-American ... Led the cross country team to league and regional championships all four years ... Two-time SEC league XC Champion and three-time MHSAA Regional XC Champion ... Two-time MHSAA D1 Cross Country All-Stater in 2012 and 2013 with 6th and 4th place finishes respectively ... Senior year led the cross country team to a runner-up finish at the state finals ... Also a cross country captain during senior year ... Three-time cross country MVP. Ann Arbor Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2013 ... Contributed to team success in track and field, bringing home three SEC League Champion titles, three MHSAA Regional titles, and one runner-up MHSAA D1 State Trophy ... Earned four All-State Awards in MHSAA D1 Track and Field in the 4x800 and 3 All-State Awards in the 3200. 

Personal Bests:
One Mile – 4:53.98
3,200 Meters – 10:43.58