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Forrest Shaffer
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Petaluma, Calif.
High School: Petaluma HS
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WSU CAREER.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 during his senior year...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...took fourth at the California North Coast Section Meet of Champions in the 3200m...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, Calif...mother Denise is a drug counselor at DAAC...triplet 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...plans to pursue biology with pre-med while 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)
3000m Steeplechase - 9:04.39 (2013)