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Ahead Of The Pack

Shiohira Works Way To Top Spot

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Jacob Shiohira of Bentonville is the NWA Media 7A Runner of the Year.
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Jacob Shiohira of Bentonville is the NWA Media 7A Runner of the Year.

Jacob Shiohira entered the cross country season with some personal goals in mind, and there were no shortcuts for him to take to get there. “I put in the work every day because I knew what I wanted,” the Bentonville sophomore said. “I didn’t cut any corners.

NWA Media All-Big 7 Boys Runner Of The Year

Jacob Shiohira

SCHOOL: Bentonville

CLASS: Sophomore

HEIGHT: 5-8

WEIGHT: 140

NOTABLE: Won the 7A-West Conference and Class 7A State meets this year and helped Bentonville’s boys win their fourth straight state title. ... Finished seventh at the NXN South Regional at The Woodlands, Texas and qualified for the NXN Cross National. ... Trimmed approximately 45 seconds off his personal-best time with his 15 minutes, 29.09 seconds, which was set at the NXN South Regional.

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