» Smith And Yorks Fall Right In Step With Dawgs (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 12, 2013)
2013-14 (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.
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)
Indoor Personal Bests
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