| Villanova Wildcats|
115 lb (52 kg)
| 2 August 1989 (age 26) (1989-08-02) Toronto, Ontario|
1500 m, 5000 m, Cross country
Sheila Reid (born August 2, 1989) is a Canadian track and field athlete who competes in cross country, middle and long-distance running events. She competed collegiately at Villanova University. Reid won the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship, and in June 2011 became the first woman to win the 5000 m and the 1500 m at the NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship. She competed in the 5000 m in Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and in the 1500 m at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. Early in her professional career she worked as a volunteer assistant at Villanova University, and then went on to join Oregon Track Club Elite in May 2014.
In July 2012, Reid was named to the 2012 Canadian Summer Olympic Team. She competed in the 5000 m race, in which she placed 15th in her heat and 28th overall in the qualification heats.
In 2013, she competed in the 1500 m at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, falling a bit short of her expectations.
On May 18, 2017, after being injured for some time, Reid made an astonishing comeback in the 1500m establishing a World Championships qualifying time of 4:07.07 while placing first at the USATF Distance Classic in San Francisco, CA. Prelude to her 2017 milestone qualification was her 4:10.40 winning performance at the Oregon Twilight on May 5. Continuing on a solid trajectory for the year, Reid placed second in 4:12.91 at the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships to qualify for the 2017 World Championships in London. At the 2017 World Championships in London on August 4, Reid was unable to advance to the 1500 m semi-finals after placing 12th in the preliminary heats in a time of 4:13.12.
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