Caden Shields
Caden Shields

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dunedin, New Zealand

High School:
Kings HS

Last College:
University of Otago

Event:
Distances




CAREER BESTS
Cross Country
8K CC	24:18.50
10K CC	32:19.20

Track & Field 1,500-meter run 4:02.90 3,000-meter run 8:18.51 5,000-meter run 14:21.54 10,000-meter run 29:56.57

2010 (JUNIOR)
Top Boilermaker runner in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000-meter run; set personal record in the 5,000-meter run at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (2/5), with a run of 14:21.54; named Academic All-Big Ten; qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

2009 (SOPHOMORE)
Was the Boilermakers' top finisher at the Big Ten Championships (11/2) and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (11/15) in his only two cross country races of the season; finished 47th overall at the conference race, crossing the line in 25:38.2 for 8K; notched the squad's top 10K time of the season, placing 37th at the regional meet in 32:19.20; posted the Boilermakers' top indoor and outdoor 5K and outdoor 10K times of the track and field seasons, marking a top 5K time of 14:27.04 and 10K time of 29:56.57.

BEFORE PURDUE
Attended the University of Otago in New Zealand for the past two years, where he had a very successful cross country and track and field career; two-time New Zealand Junior 10,000-meter run champion, posting the fastest time in the nation in 2007 and 2008; took second at the 2007 New Zealand Road Relays and notched the second fastest junior 5,000-meter run time in the country in 2007 at 14:39.00.

PERSONAL
Caden Hamilton Standford Shields was born Aug. 7, 1988, in Dunedin, New Zealand; is the son of Tony and Wanda Shields; has four sisters: Veronique, Tamryn, Traire and Biance; enjoys sciences and playing the guitar; intends to major in biochemistry.