Tori Yanco
Tori Yanco
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dana Point, CA
High School: J Serra Catholic HS
Position: Distance

Yanco enters her Sophomore year faster and stronger with a new signature event on the track. The Gauchos will depend on her to be a key scorer in the 2016-2017 Cross Country and Track seasons.

2015-2016 Track

Raced 8 times around the oval for UCSB. Set a 3000m best at the Big West Challenge of 10:17.20, 23 seconds faster than her first meet of the season. Placed 3rd at the Cal Poly Dual in a great first 3000m Steeplechase. 

2015 Cross Country

Competed in 5 meets in her debut cross country season for the Gauchos. Set her 6K PB at the Big West Conference Championships where she ran 22:07 to finish as the team's #8 runner. 

Prep

After a breakout senior year, Yanco caught the eye of the Gauchos with her performances for J Serra Catholic HS. She placed second at the Trinity League Championships in cross country and has a three mile best of 18:32. She opened her senior track campaign with a then lifetime best in the 1600m at 5:12.45. Since then she has lowered her time to 5:11.79 winning the dual against rival Santa Margarita and again at the Trinity League meet at 5:11.06. She recently placed ninth at the Orange County Championships in the 3200m with a best time of 11:12.26. Prep coach was Martin Dugard. 

Personal

Parents are James and Colleen...Has two siblings, Lindsay and Christy...UCSB Major is Environmental Studies...Hobbies include going to the beach, painting, reading, eating, and adventuring...Favorite Movie is The Wizard of Oz...Personal Hero is her Mother...Most Memorable Athletic Achievement was winning the 3,200m in track as a senior and sharing the CIF Finals team win with her teammates. 

Collegiate Bests

3000m- 10:17.20

3000m Steeplechase- 11:35.15

Big West Cross Country

2015- 32nd, 22:03.7