The 6-foot, 155-pound senior won the Division I state meet this past season with a course-record time of 15:15.82, breaking the tape 22.12 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Eagles to a 10th-place finish as a team. Shelgren also won the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships by 4.2 seconds and then finished 39th at Foot Locker nationals. He was named the 2017 Runner of the Year by the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Salem News.
Shelgren has maintained a weighted 3.65 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country on scholarship at the University of North Carolina this fall.
Shelgren has volunteered locally on behalf of the Ashland Farm assisted living community as well as with the Coast to the Cure Bicycle Ride, which is a fundraiser to help fight neurofibromatosis. He has also donated his time for the past three academic years as the cross country team representative at St. John’s Prep Open House events for prospective students.