Shawn Carlson
Shawn Carlson
Height: 5-11
Year: SO
Hometown: Wakefield, Mass.
High School: Bishop Fenwick
Events: Mid Dist.
Major: Chemical Engineering

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • 1000m: 2:33.87 (2017-18 at Atlantic 10 Championship)
    • 800m: 1:56.14 (2017-18 at Terrier Classic)
    • 500m: 1:07.61 (2017-18 at Husky Indoor Invitational)
  • Outdoor
    • 400m: 52.54 (2017-18 at Brown Springtime Open)
    • 800m: 1:54.22 (2017-18 at Holy Cross Classic)
    • 1500m: 4:13.73 (2017-18 at Colonial Relays)


  • Indoor:
    • Finished 29th in the 1000m (2:36.22) at the Beantown Challenge.


  • Outdoor:
    • Finished eighth in the 800m (1:58.64) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished 19th in the 1500m (4:13.73) at the Colonial Relays.
    • Finished 11th in the 800m (1:56.60) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished fourth in the 800m (1:56.87) and fifth in the 4x400m relay (3:34.60) at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Finished second in the 800m (1:54.22) at the Holy Cross Classic.
    • Finished ninth in the 400m (52.54s) at the Brown Springtime Open.
    • Finished sixth in the 4x800m relay (7:40.74) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship.
  • Indoor:
    • Finished sixth in the 1000 meter (2:33.87), eighth in the 4x800 meter relay (8:13.61), and eighth in the distance medley relay (10:32.91) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished fourth in the 800 meter (1:58.22) at the Coaches Tribute Meet.
    • Finished sixth in the distance medley relay (10:19.22) at the New England Championship.
    • Finished 49th in the 800 meter (1:56.14) at the Terrier Classic.
    • Finished second in the distance medley relay (11:00.15) and ninth in the 800 meter (2:01.24) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Placed fourth in the 500 meter (1:07.61), fourth in the 1000 meter (2:34.09), and second in the 4x400 meter relay (3:29.62) at the Husky Indoor Invitational.

High School

  • Attended Bishop Fenwick High School
  • Member of the basketball and baseball team his freshman year. Earned six varsity letters on the indoor and outdoor track and field team, three varsity letters on the soccer team, and one varsity letter on the cross country team.
  • Captained the cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams his senior year.
  • Holds the school record in the 600 meter, 800 meter, sprint medley relay, and 4x200m relay.
  • Division 5 Champion in the 600 meter (2016, 2017) and sprint medley relay (2016).
  • Division 4 Champion in the sprint medley relay (2016).
  • Member of the school musicals and school band.


  • Born January 12, 1999.
  • Son of Michele and Richard.
  • Has one older sister, Shana.
  • Chose URI over West Point, Bucknell, Northeastern, UMass Lowell, and UMass Amherst.
  • Interests include music.
  • Lists his favorite teams as the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics. 
  • Chose URI because of the campus, his major, and the winning culture.
  • Majoring in Chemical Engineering.