Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; Emily Lipari repeats as Most Outstanding Track Performer
Villanova time of 17:17.57 ranks in the top 10 in Penn Relays history
Villanova competed in four events on second day of meet
Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
Villanova continued competition at the 119th Penn Relays on April 26, 2013.
On Yahiro: Gained a great deal of experience as a freshman and was a conference scorer in the triple jump ... Should emerge as a consistent BIG EAST scorer for Villanova and will be counted on as a contributor to the team in meets this year.
2014 Outdoor: Placed third in the long jump with a mark of 5.34 meters and sixth in the high jump with a height of 1.50 meters at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Tallied a third place finish in the College section of the triple jump at the Raleigh Relays, where she recorded a distance of 11.82 meters.
2014 Indoor: BIG EAST champion in the triple jump and also scored for Villanova in the long jump to contribute to the Wildcats record-setting 12th team title at the conference meet ... Recorded a winning distance of 12.07 meters in the triple jump at the BIG EAST Championships and came in seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.34 meters ... Followed her efforts at the conference meet with a season-best distance of 12.12 meters in the triple jump at the Mason Last Chance Meet ... Recorded a personal best of 5.40 meters in the long jump at the Tiger Open and came in third in that meet ... Opened the season by finishing second in the triple jump (11.94m) and fourth in the long jump (5.33m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in third in the triple jump at the Gotham Cup (11.72m), seventh at the Great Dane Classic (11.84m) and 10th at the Penn State National (11.77m) ... Doubled up at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and finished 16th in the College section of the triple jump (11.71m) as well as 30th in the College section of the long jump (5.37m).
2013 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the triple jump and scored team points at the conference meet with a personal best distance of 12.18 meters ... That marked the first team she cleared 12 meters and was good for a sixth place finish ... Opened the season by winning the long jump with a personal best distance of 5.32 meters at the Philadelphia College Classic ... At the Danny Curran Invitational won the triple jump (11.21m) and finished third in the long jump (5.27m) ... Placed third in the triple jump (11.59m) and 25th in the long jump (4.97m) at the Colonial Relays ... Finished fourth in the triple jump at the Larry Ellis Invitational (11.86m), was fifth at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (11.45m) and came in ninth in the Eastern section at the Penn Relays (11.64m).
2013 Indoor: Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she came in second in the triple jump with a distance of 11.29 meters, as well as fourth in the long jump with a mark of 5.24 meters ... Competed in the triple jump on three other occasions during the season ... Came in second at the New York City Gotham Cup (11.49m), finished 11th at the Penn State National (11.53m) and tied for 20th place out of 40 competitors in the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (11.54m).
Benet Academy: Earned four varsity letters in track & field and three in cheerleading ... Helped lead the team to four consecutive conference championships and two top-10 state finishes ... Five-time conference champion individually in the triple jump and the long jump ... Three-time section champion in the triple jump ... Earned all-state honors in the triple jump on two occasions ... Holds school records in the triple jump ... Three-time National qualifier in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in the long jump and the triple jump ... Captain of the varsity competitive cheerleading squad ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society ... Three-year member of the Spanish National Honor Society ... Graduated with First Honors.
Personal: Born 2/11/94 ... One of six children of Greg and Dianne Yahiro ... Has five siblings: Marie (23), Elizabeth (21), Michael (16), Margaret (12) and John (10) ... Has yet to declare a major.
High Jump 1.50m 2014 Philadelphia College Classic Long Jump 5.40m 2014 Tiger Open Triple Jump 12.18m 2013 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (Triple Jump) All-BIG EAST 2014 (Triple Jump)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Triple Jump 1st 2014 Indoor Triple Jump 6th 2013 Outdoor Long Jump 7th 2014 Indoor