(Sitting Left to Right: Glen Phillips, Shayna Phillips, Jeni Phillips. Standing Left to Right EHS Head Girls Track Coach Dannette Williamson and EHS Head Cross Country Coach Jennifer Kirk.)
Effingham senior Shayna Phillips will continue her running career at McKendree University. Phillips signed her letter of intent with the Lebanon based college on Wednesday. She was joined by her parents, Glen and Jeni Phillips, EHS girls track coach Dannette Williamson and EHS cross country coach Jennifer Kirk.
The McKendree Beartcats compete at the NCAA Division II level. They completed the transitioning process from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in July 2013. The Bearcats are in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). The Bearcats women’s cross country team finished ninth out of 13 schools in the GLVC Championship meet this year. The women’s track and field team recently finished fifth out of 15 teams at the Saint Louis University Invitational
Michael Mendez is the head coach for both track and cross country at the university.