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Izaic Yorks
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lakewood, Wash.
High School: Lakes
Other College: Portland
Experience: Transfer
2014 Second Team All-American (Mile, Indoors) and All-America honorable mention (1500m, Outdoors)
2014 Drake Relays Champion at 4x800m and 4x1600m

Yorks Features

» Smith And Yorks Fall Right In Step With Dawgs (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 12, 2013)

2013-14 (Track): An outstanding first season on the track, breaking into the Husky top-10 lists in both the 800-meters and 1,500-meters and reaching the NCAA Championships indoors and outdoors ... advanced to the NCAA final site in the 1,500-meters outdoors, posting a new career-best time of 3:42.29 in the West Prelim quarterfinals in Fayetteville, Ark. ... that PR moves him to fourth on the Husky top-10 ... had a struggle in the NCAA semifinals in Eugene, finishing 11th in his heat and 21st overall in 3:49.51 to earn All-America honorable mention ... focused on the 800-meters at the Pac-12 meet, winnins his prelim in 1:50.55 and then taking sixth in the final in 1:51.56 ... set an 800m PR of 1:48.15 in a win at the UW-WSU Dual Meet, a time that ranks seventh in school history ... anchored two relay victories for the Huskies at the Drake Relays, bringing home the win in the 4x1600m relay with a 3:58 split and going 1:47 to hold off Arkansas in the 4x800m race ... opened the outdoor season with a fourth-place finish in the 1,500m at the Stanford Invite with a time of 3:43.38 ... capped his first indoor season with a 15th-place finish in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships, earning All-America Second Team honors ... became the fifth Husky to join the sub-four-minute mile club, running 3:59.04 at the Husky Classic ... anchored the distance medley relay to the No. 2 time in school history and an MPSF title, going the final leg on his own to finish in 9:31.82 ... that time would qualify the DMR for nationals, and the team placed eighth as Yorks competed just in the mile ... took third in the 800m at the New Mexico Classic at altitude, with a converted time of 1:50.78 ... ninth in the mile at MPSFs in 4:06.16 ... named the Men’s Newcomer of the Year at the team awards banquet ... (Cross Country): One of the top runners on the squad, earning a spot in the lineup by virtue of two great races to start the season, after initially planning to redshirt the season … he was the No. 4 Husky finisher at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 38th overall … again was the No. 4 runner at NCAA West Regionals, stepping up to the 10k for the first time and finishing 70th … finished third on the team at the Wisconsin Invite in his first time in uniform, placing 91st overall … ran unattached at the Bill Dellinger Invite, but would have been the No. 2 Husky as he finished 15th in 24:36 … placed 18th at the Sundodger Invitational to start the season, running unattached.

2012-13 (At Portland) (Track): Ran the 800-meters and 1,500-meters during the outdoor season … top 1,500-meter time was 3:49.10 set at the West Coast Invitational in May … also broke 3:50 at a tri-meet with Oregon State and Willamette, going 3:49.46 … also ran 3:51.85 for 1,500-meters at the Mt. SAC Relays … season-best 800m run of 1:54.35 at the John Knight Twilight meet … (Cross Country): Ran at the West Coast Conference Championships, finishing 39th overall, fourth among freshmen and ninth on the squad as Portland won the team title … first collegiate race was at the adidas Wisconsin Invitational, where he was sixth on the team and 148th overall in the large field, running 24:29 for 8k.

High School and Personal: Born in Detroit, Michigan … father is Travis Yorks … has one younger sister, Brittany … had one of the best senior seasons in state history at Lakes, posting the fastest 1,600-meter time in the nation with his 4:04.00 set in a win at districts … that time was also a Washington state record … he went on to win the 1,600-meter 3A state title in 4:04.77, and also won the 800-meter state title in a PR of 1:50.56 that ranked 16th nationally … finished second at the 2012 USA Junior Track Championships in the 1,500-meters, running 3:46.67 to earn a spot at the World Junior Championships … running for Team USA at World Juniors in Barcelona, Spain, he finished seventh in his 1,500m prelim in 3:49.21, 19th overall out of 37 entries … ran at the 2012 Jim Ryun Dream Mile in New York, finishing eighth in 4:04.38 … also a terrific senior season on the cross country courses, as he placed fourth at the 2011 Nike Cross National Championships in Portland … was the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Region runner-up … third at the 2011 Washington 3A cross country state meet in 15:05 for 5k … junior year on the track, was fifth at state in both the 1,600-meters and 3,200-meters, winning SPSL titles at both distances … took seventh at the cross country state meet as a junior in 2010, up from 48th as a sophomore … also made the state finals at 1,600m and 3,200m as a sophomore.

Major Meets
2012 USA Junior TF - 2nd, 1500m
2012 World Junior TF - 19th, 1500m
2013 WCC XC - 39th
2013 Pac-12 XC - 38th (4th UW)
2013 Regional XC - 70th (4th UW)
2014 MPSF TF - 9th, Mile; 1st, DMR (MPSF Champions)
2014 NCAA Indoors - 15th, Mile (All-America Second Team)
2014 Pac-12 TF - 6th, 800m
2014 NCAA Prelims TF - 11th, 1500m
2014 NCAA Outdoors - 21st, 1500m (All-America honorable mention)

Outdoor Bests
800m.......1:48.15
1500m.......3:42.29

Indoor Bests
800m.......1:50.78^
Mile.......3:59.04

^ - converted from altitude
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