Kate Yanish
Kate Yanish
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Xavier College Prep
Major: Undeclared Arts & Sciences

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AS A FRESHMAN (2012-2013): (XC) Ran at the USF Invite 5k with a time of 18:35.9 … Continued her first season at the WCC Preview 6k with a time of 22:27.46 … Competed at the Stanford Invite 6k in 22:42 … Earned a personal collegiate time in the 5k at the Bronco Invite in 18:22 … Finished the WCC Championship 6k with a time of 22:15.96 … Ended the season at the NCAA West Regional 6k in 21:45.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz. ... coached by Jeffrey Messer, Dave Vansickle, Haley Paul and Vito Perrone ... Placed eighth in the Nike Nationals Competition in the 2011 cross country Season ... high school team was six-time Arizona State Cross Country Champions ... member of the French Club, Xpress (newspaper columnist), National Charity League, National Honors Society, National Art Honors Society, National French Honors Society, Key Club and a Desert Mission Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator ... Best Marks in HS Cross Country: Silverado Golf Course 5k: 19:36; Mt. Sac 2.93: 19:38 ... Best Marks HS Track: 1600m 5:35; 3200m 11:46.

COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS

Cross Country: 18:22 in the 5k (2012 - Bronco Invite); 21:45 in the 6k (2012 - NCAA D1 West Regionals)

PERSONAL: Daughter of Michael and Bonnie Yanish ... Father, Michael, is a gastroenterologist ... Mother, Bonnie, is a registered nurse ... grandfather, Casimir Yanish, played football at University of Scranton ... has three older siblings: Alex, Nikki, and Devin ... hobbies include zumba, yoga, road biking, piano and drawing/painting ... Studying in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Why I Chose Santa Clara
"Santa Clara is a place that made me feel immediately comfortable and secure. The Jesuit community lends itself to a positive and open minded atmosphere that made me feel at home. I love that San Francisco is only a short train ride away!"