UC Davis hosts season opener at Putah Creek Reserve Course
Women place three runners in the top 20
Weekend Marks the Final Tune-Up Before Big West Championships
Melinda Zavala is fourth overall while Eric Neill was 22nd
Sophomore Trevor Halsted finishes 12th overall
2013: Competed in three races in her first season with the Aggies... Posted a season-best 6K time of 22:59.7 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, finishing 171st... Enjoyed a season-best finish at the Doc Adams Open, finishing 34th with a time of 23:38 over the 6K course... Ran 24:22 over 6K at the Stanford Invitational, finishing in 137th place.
WESTVIEW HS '12: Four-year letterwinner for both cross country and track and field at Westview HS... Advanced to the California State Cross Country Championships in both 2011 and 2012, finishing with a 18:53 PR and 44th-place showing among Div. II runners as a junior... Was sixth at the section finals during junior season.... All-Palomar League, all-section and team MVP during her cross country career... Named Track Athlete of the Year three times and was Westview Athlete of the Year for 2012... On track, has PRs of 2:15.48 for the 800, 4:58.11 for 1,600 and 11:10.90 for the 3,200... Capped off 2012 season by advancing to the state meet prelims in the 1,600 and sectional prelims in the 800 after taking third in the former at the section meet... Won league title in the 800 during senior season... Member of California Scholarship Federation.
PERSONAL: Born in Raleigh, N.C.... Parents are Hong Yang and Laura Lin... Has one younger brother, Jack... Lists breaking a five-minute mile as her career highlight and greatest personal achievement... Hopes to someday run a marathon on every continent... Majoring in economics and may pursue a law degree.
SELECTED TOP TIMES
|6K||22:59.7||10/19/13||Santa Clara Invitational|