Waseca Alum Shane Streich Turns Pro


Fresh off running in the U.S. Olympic Trials, Shane Streich has turned pro with the Atlanta Track Club. After transferring from the University of Minnesota to Lipscomb University, Streich had a breakout season at Lipscomb where he set two Conference Records (800m and 1500m) and finished 6th in the 800m at the NCAA Championships. 

"I chose Atlanta Track Club Elite because of its supportive environment and the desire for greatness the Club has for itself and its athletes," said Streich. "As a member, I hope to find and push my limits as a runner while competing on the world stage, and I hope to give back to the Atlanta community in the same fashion, helping them chase their dreams of becoming the best runners and best people they can be."

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Streich has long been a standout runner as he was a seven-time state champion at Waseca, and two-time All-American at the University of Minnesota. While at Lipscomb, he was an All-American in the 800m this year and broke several conference and school records.

Streich also ran in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. He qualified for the 800m semifinals by finishing third in his heat with a time of 1:48.49. In the semifinals, he ran a 1:46.92 to finish in 8th place overall but just missed out on the finals due to him finishing 6th in his heat. 

Founded in 2016, Atlanta Track Club Elite is part of the Club's commitment to competitive running and to establishing Atlanta as Running City USA. Its diverse roster of athletes has included Keturah Orji, a two-time Olympic triple jumper who holds the American record; three-time Paralympic sprinter Jarryd Wallace; Matt McDonald, who finished 10th at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, which was hosted by the Club; Yolanda Ngarambe, the national indoor mile record-holder for Sweden; and Allie Wilson, who placed 6th at 800 meters in the recent U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.