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Alfred Shirley III

Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps
Position
Freshman
Class
Chesapeake, Va.
Hometown
Oscar F. Smith
High School

All-American
2018:
400m (second-team) 

All-ACC 
2018 Outdoor:
400m hurdles (second-team)

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2019 Outdoor 
• Did not compete 

2019 Indoor 
• Finished first in the 500m and DMR at the Keydet Invitational, recording a time of 1:02.57 and 9:59.30, respectively 
• Finished ninth with the 4x400m relay at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational 
• Placed sixth in the 400m at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge 

2018 Outdoor 
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 400m dash, finishing 15th for second-team All-America honors 
• Set a UVA record in the 400m dash with a time of 45.84 at the NCAA East Prelims
• Finished 12th at the NCAA East Prelims in the 400m dash 
• Placed fifth at the ACC Championships in the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.72 
• Ranks fifth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.30, finishing third at the Virginia Grand Prix in the event 
• Holds the freshman record in the 400m and the 400m hurdles 

2018 Indoor 
• Finished 12th in the 400m dash at the ACC Championships 
• Competed with the DMR and the 4x400m relay at the ACC Championships 
• Set a school record with the 4x400m relay team 
• Holds UVA’s fifth best run in the 400m dash with a time of 47.53 
• Ranks second on UVA’s all-time freshman performance list in the 400m dash and 500m dash, and fifth in the 200m dash

Background
• Was the 2017 300m hurdles Virginia High School League 6A State Champion in addition to earning the 2017 indoor and outdoor 6A title in the 4x400m, setting a record with both 4x400m relay teams 
• Named to the Chesapeake Scholar-Athlete Superintendent’s team from 2014-17
• Recognized as a 2014 New Balance National Indoor Track and Field Freshman All-American in the 400m 
• Was the Virginia High School League 6A South Regional Champion in the 400m (2015), the conference champion in the 200m (2016) and the state champion in the 4x400m (2016)
• Recognized on the all-conference indoor and outdoor track and field teams, the south all-region indoor and outdoor teams, and the all-state indoor and outdoor teams all four seasons
• Earned Amateur Athletic Union All-American Outdoor Track and Fields honors from 2014-16
• Named team captain in 2017 and the Male Academic Athlete of the Year in 2012 and 2013

Personal 
• Son of Tamika Shirley
• Has two brothers, Aaron and Kaden 
• Cousin, Roya Shirley, competed in gymnastics at Michigan State