LSU Gold
Lancaster, Texas
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Lancaster HS

Event: 800M (1:47.87)

An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 800-meter run in his first season with the Tigers … Shattered his lifetime personal record in the two-lap race with a seasonal-best time of 1 minute, 47.87 seconds for fifth place in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list with his personal best … Clocked 1:50.09 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims en route to a berth in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished in 23rd place in the NCAA semifinal after running 1:51.49 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Crossed the finish line in 1:50.55 in the conference final at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Qualified for the SEC Outdoor final with a run of 1:48.97 for fifth place in the preliminary round … Ran 1:48.47 in his first 800-meter race of the outdoor season for fifth place at the Battle on the Bayou … Finished runner-up at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 1:49.17 … Ran the second leg of LSU’s 4×800-meter relay team that finished in eighth place at the Texas Relays with a seasonal-best of 7:37.52 … Ran the leadoff 1,200-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay that ran a seasonal-best of 10:01.66 for seventh place in the college division at the Penn Relays … Did not run for the Tigers during the indoor season.

Transferred to LSU following a two-year stint at the University of Louisville in 2010 and 2011 … Was the No. 2-ranked 800-meter runner in the history of the Louisville program at the time of his transfer with a career-best of 1:49.51 with the Cardinals … A standout middle distance runner during his prep career at Lancaster High School … Captured a pair of Texas state titles in the 800 meters in 2007 and 2009 … Also finished as the state runner-up in 2008 … Claimed three-straight district and regional titles from 2007-09 … Helped lead his high school team to two-straight district, regional and state championships in 2008 and 2009.

Full name is Howard Lewis Shepard III … Born on Feb. 6, 1991 … Parents are Howard Shepard, Jr. and Bridgette Westbrook … Has three siblings, Danielle, Jaleesa and Alex … Majoring in general studies.


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