Hometown: Grove City, Ohio
Previous School: Central Crossing HS
Eligibility: Jr. Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12): USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Cross Country Team ... D2ADA Academic Achievement Award ... All-South Region ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Award for Men's Cross Country and Track ... Team MVP for Track ... Cross Country - ran in six meets ... top finish was 7th at USF Bulls Invitational (8K - 26:08.87, 9/9) ... finished 11th at SSC Championships (8K - 26:50.00, 10/22) and finished 11th at NCAA South Regional (10K - 32:58, 11/5) ... Track - ran in all five meets ... had four Top 10 finishes, including finishing 2nd in 5K (15:43.88) at University of Tampa Distance Carnival (4/14) ... finished 3rd in 5K (15:27.51) at Disney Invitational (3/24) ... ran season-best 5K time (15:03.75, finished 14th overall) at University of Florida Pepsi Relays (4/7).
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11): HONORS - USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team ... SSC Freshman of the Year ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Cross Country - ran in all eight meets ... had one top ten finish - 6th at flrunners.com meet (5K-16:31.05, 10/1) ... finished 12th at SSC Championship (8K-26:09.79, 11/6) ... finished 29th at NCAA South Regional (10K-34:16.2, 11/20) ... finished 145th at NCAA D-II Championship (10K-34:33.7, 12/4) ... Track - ran in six meets ... had two top ten finishes - 3rd in 3K (9:06.27) at Embry-Riddle Last Chance meet, 2/18 and 3rd in 5K (15:58.83) at USF Invitational, 4/1.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2010 graduate of Central Crossing High School ... four-year performer in cross country and track ... three-time all-district selection in cross country, all-regional selection as a senior ... as a senior, won district cross country title, placed seventh at region meet, qualified for state meet and placed 31st (5K - 16:58.73) ... in track, placed ninth in 3200 meters (10:22.35) at district meet ... ranked in top 25 in his class academically all four years.
PERSONAL: Son of Laurie Carter and Tom and Sandy Yanichko ... one of four children ... born 12/16/91 ... majoring in biology/pre-med.