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: A veteran member of the Villanova group of jumpers whose top event is the triple jump ... Ranks fourth in school history in the triple jump and is seventh in the long jump ... Won an indoor BIG EAST title in the triple jump and is a two-time All-BIG EAST performer ... Poised for another successful year of competition and should be a consistent scorer at the BIG EAST level.
2014 Outdoor: Scored in three different events at the BIG EAST Championships and earned All-BIG EAST honors for a runner-up finish in the triple jump ... Recorded a distance of 12.13 meters to notch her second-longest mark of the season ... Also established new personal bests in both the long jump and the high jump at the conference meet ... Placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 5.52 meters and was fifth in the high jump with a height of 1.65 meters ... Went on to compete in the triple jump at the ECAC Championship, where she finished sixth in her flight and 16th overall (12.00m) ... Set a personal best in the triple jump with a distance of 12.19 meters in a fourth place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Opened the season at the Philadelphia College Classic with a third place finish in the long jump (5.34m) ... Finished fifth in the long jump at the Colonial Relays (5.35m) and was third in the triple jump at the Raleigh Relays (11.82m) ... Tied for fourth place in the long jump at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a then-personal best mark of 5.47 meters ... Won the triple jump at the Princeton Elite Meet (11.92m) and was sixth in the Eastern section at the Penn Relays (11.94m) ... Competed in the high jump at the Philadelphia College Classic and came in sixth with a height of 1.50 meters ... Matched that height at the Colonial Relays and came in eighth overall.
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 (24), Elizabeth (22), Michael (17), Margaret (13) and John (11) ... Majoring in Psychology.
High Jump 1.65m 2014 BIG EAST Championships Long Jump 5.52m 2014 BIG EAST Championships Triple Jump 12.19m 2014 Hurricane Alumni Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (Triple Jump) All-BIG EAST 2014 (Triple Jump)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (Triple Jump)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Triple Jump 1st 2014 Indoor Triple Jump 2nd 2014 Outdoor Long Jump 4th 2014 Outdoor High Jump 5th 2014 Outdoor Triple Jump 6th 2013 Outdoor Long Jump 7th 2014 Indoor