Lynn Shull was a 1985 graduate who excelled for four years in Cross Country and middle distances in track. Lynn was one of four girls ever to break 12:00 minutes in cross country. She placed 15th and 13th her junior and senior years in cross country – a sport that wasn’t her favorite. But track was where she really excelled, running anything from 400 to 1500 meters with the best competition. Lynn was a three time conference champion in the 1500 Meter Run and anchoring a relay. Also, a State Meet qualifier in two events during her sophomore season and anchoring the Distance Medley Relay to a 3rd place finish. As a junior, she had three firsts in the District meet and also ran on the 2nd place 4 x 400 Meter Relay at the Drake Relays. During her senior season, she was 2nd at the State Indoor Meet in the 800 Meter Run and on the first place 4 X 400 Meter Relay team. She was a 1500 Meter Run champion and anchored a relay to 1st place in the District meet, also qualifying for the State meet in the 800 Meter Run. In the State meet, she placed 3rd in the 800, running 2:14.5, which was the 16th fastest time ever. As a comparison, she 800 Meter time would have won eight out of the last nine State meets. Lynn also anchored the 4 x 800 Meter Relay team to 2nd place, helping her team to the State’s 3rd fastest time ever. Ms. Shull went in to a fine career at Simpson College where she was a conference track champion in the 1500 Meter and a national qualifier. She also was an outstanding student and was awarded the Barboka Award for the outstanding student athlete and received an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship in which only 100 are awarded. Lynn is now married and practicing law in the Kansas City area.

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