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Forrest Shaffer
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Petaluma, Calif.
High School: Petaluma HS
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WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2013-14): Cross Country - Strong performances throughout season…second Cougar, seventh overall at Clash of the Inland Northwest 6k (18:36)…second on team, 11th overall at Sundodger Invitational 8k (24:14.23)...finished 103rd overall, fourth on team at Notre Dame Invitational five-mile race (25:49.1)...third Cougar, ninth overall at Inland Empire Classic 8k (24:00)...fifth Cougar, 47th overall at Pac-12 Championships 8k (26:27)...third Cougar, 53rd overall at NCAA West Regional Championships 10k (30.56)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic Cross Country second team…Indoor - Ran PR time in 5000m of 14:34.57i at Husky Classic (2/14/14, Seattle)…finished 38th in 3000m at MPSF Championships (8:39.74i)…Outdoor - Ran PR time in 3000m steeplechase of 9:02.27 at Mt. SAC Relays (4/17/14, Walnut)…also PR in 5k of 14:22.75 at Stanford Invite (4/4/14)…finished sixth in the steeplechase at Pac-12 Championships in Pullman (9:06.22)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic Track & Field first team.

SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Cross Country - Finished 15th at Clash of Inland NW 6k meet (19:03.3)...sixth on team, 118th overall at Notre Dame 5-mile (25:20)...fifth on team, 13th overall at Inland Empire Classic 8k (25:24)...fifth Cougar and 69th overall in 8k at Pac-12 Championships (25:38)...sixth on tam and 102nd overall at 2012 NCAA West Regional with 10k time of 31:34…named to Pac-12 All-Academic cross country second team…Indoor - Took nearly 17 seconds of 3000m PR time running 8:23.49i at Husky Classic (2/9/13, Seattle)…Outdoor - Finished 10th in the 3000m steeplechase with a PR time of 9:04.39 (5/12/13, Los Angeles)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic Track & Field first team.

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Cross Country - Ran first three races of season…first Cougar to cross finish line at Erik Anderson Invite running 8k in a time of 25:16…at Notre Dame Invite finishes 196th (27:09)…injured and did not compete the rest of season…Indoor - Redshirt season…competed unattached at Vandal Collegiate running 3k in 8:39.59i (2/18/12, Moscow)…Outdoor- Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six varsity letters at Petaluma High School…three in cross country and three in track and field, all under coach Jim Lynch…served as team captain on the track and field team in both his sophomore and junior years…was team captain for the cross country team as a senior…cross country team placed third in D3 California as a sophomore, and placed fifth in both years following…as a junior, was the champion of the Foot Locker west regional junior race…placed tenth as an individual in the California State Cross Country Championships as a senior…also took first at the Stanford Invite in his senior year.

PERSONAL: Born in December 1992, in Santa Rosa, California…mother Denise is a drug counselor at DAAC…younger brothers Henry and Jesse…older brother Johnny…older sister Camille…served on honor roll all four years at Petaluma High School…was a member of the high school band and was the drum line captain…enjoys art and playing the drums…majoring in neurobiology and works in lab at WSU.

SHAFFER’S WSU BESTS
800m - 2:00.09i (2013)
1500m - 4:03.69 (2013)
Mile - 4:22.37i (2013)
3000m - 8:23.49i (2013)
5000m - 14:22.75 (2014); 14:34.57i (2014)
3000m Steeplechase - 9:04.39 (2013)

 

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2014       3000m Steeplechase         6th           9:06.92
2013       3000m Steeplechase         10th         9:04.39