George, Shea Sisters Named to NCHSAA Top-100 List
Aug 23, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A total of three current and former NC State female distance runners, Samantha George and Julie and Mary Shea, were named to the third list of the “100 To Remember” series, as part of the centennial celebration of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association honoring its top 100 female athletes of all-time.
George, a sophomore for NC State’s track and cross country teams, was cited as one of the top female distance runners from the state of North Carolina after winning six different NCHSAA state championships during her career at Millbrook High School. The Raleigh native went on to earn ACC Freshman of the Year honors after her 13th-place finish at the 2012 ACC Cross Country Championships.
The Shea sisters also received recognition, after Julie’s one-mile record and Mary’s two-mile standard during their years at Cardinal Gibbons High School. Mary was also the American record-holder in the women’s 10,000-meter event. Julie was a seven-time national champion during her time at NC State and is a member of not only NC State Athletics' inaugural Hall of Fame class, but the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, too. The siblings were also named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary cross country team.