The state’s two-time returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior won the state meet as a junior and placed second as a sophomore in 2018 when he led the Sabers to a team state title. He was a two-time Maui Interscholastic League All-Star. Hawaii did not organize a 2020 cross country season due to pandemic-related concerns.
Shields has maintained a 3.96 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Grand Canyon University this fall.
Shields has volunteered locally at the Maui Humane Society, and he has donated his time to multiple community service initiatives through his church.