Aliya Shah
Aliya Shah
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
Previous School: Buena HS
Placed 69th at the Big West Conference Championships. Ran a career-best time of 18:16.0 over 5,000 meters to place 18th overall at the Highlander Invitational. Also ran a season-best time of 23:00.9 over 6,000 meters at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento. Also earned a top-15 finish at the season-opening Pepperdine Invitational, placing 12th and running 16:06.0 over 4,000 meters. She was consistently in the ‘Eaters top-seven throughout the season.
Placed 48th at the Big West Conference Championships, running a career-best 22:39.7 over 6,000 meters. Also competed at the NCAA West Region Cross Country Championships. She led the Anteaters at the UCR Highlander Invitational, running a career-best time of 18:29.5 to place 18th overall in the 5,000 meter race. Also ran 19:29.9 at the Mustang Challenge. Was named to the Big West Conference All-Academic team for fall sports.
Placed 58th at the both the UC Irvine Invitational (20:32) and Mustang Challenge (19:45). Also finished 52nd at the Vanguard Invitational (19:37) and 41st at the Titan Invitational (19:48). Earned Big West Fal All-Academic Honors.
Placed 50th at the Mustang Challenge (20:38) and 55th at the Highlander Invitational (19:21). Also finished 13th at the Vanguard Invitational (19:42) and 70th at the Titan Invitational (20:17).

Graduated in 2013 and competed in cross country, track, and diving, while earning four varsity letters in cross country, four in track and field, and two in diving. Captain of both the cross country and track teams. All-League recognition in diving. Earned All-League and All-County recognition in both cross country and track.


Major is public health science. Parents are Zahid and Kristin Shah. Has four sisters, Sarah, Hanna, Kiran, and Nora.


4000m = 16:06.0 (2016 Pepperdine Invitational)

5000m = 18:16.0 (2016 Highlander Invitational)

6000m = 22:39.7 (2015 Big West Conference Championships)

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