Kate Yanish
Kate Yanish
Year: Junior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Xavier College Prep
Major: Undeclared Business

Kate Yanish Action Photos

AS A JUNIOR (2014-2015): (XC) Took 59th place at the season-opening USF Invitational by running 20:43.1 in the women's 5k race ... finished with a time of 24:11.4 in the women's 6k at the West Coast Conference Preview Meet ... finished with a time of 24:54.5 in the women's 6k open race at the Bronco Invitational.

(TRACK) Did not run.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-2014): (XC) Ran 19:48.6 in the 5k SCU vs. SMC Dual Meet … posted a 6k time of 25:30.5 at the Pepperdine Invitational … finished the 6k race at the SF State Invitational in 23:38.3 ... ran 23:18.6 in the 6k Bronco Invitational … ran 25:12.3 in the 6k West Coast Conference Championships … ran 23:36.7 in the 6k Doc Adams Invitational.

(TRACK) Did not run.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-2013): (XC) Ran at the USF Invitational 5k with a time of 18:35.9 … continued her first season at the West Coast Conference Preview 6k with a time of 22:27.46 ... competed at the Stanford Invitational 6k in 22:41.6 … earned a personal best collegiate time in the 5k at the Bronco Invitational in 18:22.8 … finished the West Coast Conference Championships 6k with a time of 22:15.96 … ended the season at the NCAA West Regional 6k in 21:44.6.

(TRACK) Did not run.


Cross Country: 5k - 18:22.8 (2012 Bronco Invitational) ... 6k - 21:44.6 (2012 NCAA West Region Championships).

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.

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 School of Business.

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!