Venus Shabgahi
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

High School:
Corona HS '12

Height:
5-3

Major:
Biological Sciences

CORONA HS '12: Capped off two-year cross country career with a selection to the All-Riverside County first team... Turned in a fifth-place finish at the Big 8 championships, recording a three-mile time of 17:44... Finished seventh overall at CIF-Southern Section finals in a time of 17:50... Advanced to CIF State Championships, finishing 24th overall with a time of 18:38... All-Big 8 League selection as a junior in 2010... Also lettered in track and field, finishing second in 800 at Big 8 championships... Advanced to CIF-SS prelims, finishing sixth overall... Named Most Valuable Distance Runner in 2011 and placed second at league championships in 800 with a personal-best time of 2:15.27.

PERSONAL: Born in Nuremberg, Germany... Parents are Fred and Flor Shabgahi... Has one younger sibling, Sani... Majoring in biological sciences.