Venus Shabgahi
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

High School:
Corona HS '12

Height:
5-3

Event:
Middle Distances

CROSS COUNTRY: Appeared in six meets as a freshman, including Big West Conference Championship (44th)... Top UC Davis finisher at Stanford Invite, placing 34th overall in field of 292 runners.

CORONA HS '12: Two-time Southern Section finalist in 800, finishing 8th in 2012, 9th in 2011... Hit PR of 2:15.27 at section prelims as a junior... Voted Most Valuable Distance runner... Placed 7th at CIF-SS cross country championship as a senior, then went to cross in 24th at state meet... Improved from 64th-place showing as a junior... Set school record for Mt. SAC's course... Earned first-team All-Riverside County honors.

PERSONAL: Born in Nuremberg, Germany... Majoring in biological sciences, having chosen UC Davis for its strength in this field... Parents are Fred & Flor Shabgahi... Has career plans in medicine... Proudest personal accomplishment was reaching CIF state meet in only her second cross country season.