| Kenneth Shaw
was recognized as the Jesuit, High School and TCIL top-ranked Cross
Country runner during the fall of 1966 and the top Distance runner in the
Spring of 1967. In 1967, Shaw was the best distance runner in Dallas and
second best in Texas. He had the second best time in the 1966 Cross
Country State Championship Meet of all the five divisions entered. The
public and private school runners were entered together for a final Texas
High School State Meet. Ken won first place for Jesuit in the 4-A
Division. Only Robert Gonzales of Falfurrias in another division bettered
Shaw's time. |
He set new Jesuit High School records in the mile and two mile events. He was an All-TCIL and TCIL State Meet Champion, and a three-time letterman at Jesuit in Track and Cross Country. He became the first TCIL competitor along with Jesuit's Tom Booker who was Dallas' best high school discus thrower, to be invited to the public school state Qualifiers Meet in Corpus Christi where they both excelled.
He accepted a full track scholarship to SMU where he was a three-time letterman at SMU in Track and Cross Country. He helped the SMU Cross
Country teams remain undefeated in the Southwest Conference Cross Country Championship Meets.
After collegiate competition, he ran with the Oregon Track Club with several Olympic members including Steve Prefontaine.
Ken and his wife, Segal, have one daughter, Charissa.