Kazune Shidara
Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Pleasant Hill, Calif.

High School:
College Park HS '12

Height:
5-8

Major:
Animal Science

2013: Raced in four meets during her rookie season with the Aggies... Posted a pair of top 50 finishes during the year, including 23rd at the season-opening 4K Aggie Open in a time of 16:08... Finished 44th at the Doc Adams Open later in the year in a time of 24:29... Collected her best 6K time of the season at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, crossing the line in 24:19.1... Also ran at the Stanford Invitational, covering the course in 25:03 to finish 174th... Selected to the Big West Conference fall All-Academic Team.

PLEASANT HILL HS '12: Ran all four years of cross country... Ran two years of track... In cross country, she held a personal best of 19:52... Raced in the CIF State Cross Country Championships... In Track, she raced the 800, 1600, and 3200... Her personal best in the 800 was 2:31.32... Personal best in the 1600 was 5:37.25... Personal best in the 3200 was 12:23

PERSONAL:Daughter of Chiyo and Kazuyoshi Shidara... Majoring in Animal Science... Her two siblings, Kie and Hide, also attend UC Davis... Kazuyoshi once played professional rugby when he lived in Wakayama... Most people do not know that she danced for six years at the San Francisco Ballet School... She would love to live and work in Japan for a year or two once after she graduates.