Shawanna White

Marathon Statistics

  • First Marathon: 2011 Albany Snickers Marathon - Time: 3.12.23
  • First Sub Three-Hour Marathon: 2011 Kiawah Island Marathon - Time: 2.55.30
  • Fastest Marathon: 2018 One City Marathon - Time: 2.45.19
  • Number of Marathons Completed: 25
  • Number Open Marathon Wins: 7
  • Number of Open Marathons Places: 19
  • Number of Master Division Wins: 1
  • Number of Master Division Places: 1
  • Number of Age Group Awards: 3

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Current Residence: Columbia, South Carolina

D. M. Therrell High School Highlights

  • Graduated in 1998
  • Fifth place in 3A state for 800 meters as a senior.
  • 1997-1998 Coca Cola Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Academics and Athletic Performance

University of West Georgia Highlights

  • Graduated in 2004
  • Four-time All Gulf- South Conference for Cross-country
  • Placed 2nd in Gulf-South Conference in 2001 for Cross-country

Post Collegiate Sports Highlights:

  • Sixth fastest US-born Black female marathoner
  • Most sub three-hour marathons for US-born Black female marathoners
  • South Carolina Top 25 Female Runner of All Time (#12)
  • South Carolina State record holder in the 40 to 44 year old age group for 5K (17:28) and 15K (55:03)
  • Two-time USATF South Carolina Runner of the Year (2016 & 2017)
  • 2020 USATF Masters South Carolina Runner of the Year
  • Seven-time Marathon Winner

Coaching Highlights

  • Has been teaching for fifteen years.
  • Currently a physical education teacher at St. Matthews K through 8th grades.
  • Previously coached youth track (7-13) at DATE Academy for eight years.

Feelings/Statements about being inducted

I am grateful to receive this honor and I hope it inspires more Black Americans to take up distance running.