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Yankarlos Diaz
Yankarlos Diaz
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    Manchester, CT
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Collegiate Personal Bests:
1500: 4:10.65
Mile: 4:21.90
3,000: 8:34.20
5,000: 15:05.53
3,000 Steeple: 9:24.72
5K (XC): 15:01.8
6K (XC): 19:19.4
8K (XC): 25:15.4
10K (XC): 32:11.5
4.97 Mile (XC): 25:14.1

2022 Cross Country: All-Northeast Conference. 1x NEC Athlete of the Week. Placed 9th at the NEC Championships, completing the 8K course in 25:27.9...Helped team to a second-place finish. Had three other top 10 finishes throughout the season: 5th at the Father Bede Invite (19:25.1), 3rd at the Ted Owen Invite (25:57), and 7th at the CCSU Mini Meet (15:02).

2021-22 Indoor: Ran the 3,000 (8:58.79) and 5,000 (15:05.53) at the NEC Championships, placing 7th in the 5K...Ran the 3000 in 8:34.20 at the New England Championships.

2021 Cross Country: All-Northeast Conference...Had four Top-10 finishes during the season...Placed 3rd at the Ted Owen Invitational (26:08.1)...Placed 5th at the NEC Championships (26:01.6).

2021 Outdoor: Ran a collegiate best in the steeple chase (9:24.72) and placed fourth at the Northeast Conference Championships...Had a top-10 finish in the 5,000 meter run (15:45.86)...Ran the 1500 in 4:10.65 at the CCSU Invitational...Turned in a time of 15:10.00 in the 5,000 meter at Yellow Jacket Invitational...Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 Cross Country: Northeast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll...Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll...All-Northeast Conference...Placed ninth at the NEC Championships, completing the 8K course in 25:14.1...Helped team to a second place finish.

2020-21 Indoor: Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll  

2019 Cross Country: Ran a season best in the 8K with a time of 26:13.8 at the 2019 NEICAAA Cross Country Championships...Finished 21st in the 8K at the NEC Championship...Ran the 10K at the NCAA DI Northeast Region Cross Country Championships.

Before Central: Member of the cross country team at Manchester High School...Team captain as a senior...Earned the CCC All-Conference award and CCC All-Academic award...Received the Ironman award.

News Mentions

Men's Cross Country Takes Five All-NEC Selections, Two All-Rookie

After taking home their 11th NEC title the ​​Men's Cross Country team snagged five spots on the 2023 All-Northeast Conference team...

November 28, 2023

CCSU Men's Cross Country Runs To 13th Place Finish At NCAA Regionals

The Central Connecticut men's cross country team finished 13th at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, NY.

November 10, 2023

Men's Cross Country Captures 11th NEC Title

Men's cross country took home their 11th title in 14 seasons, after a dominant performance Saturday afternoon at the Northeast Conference Cross...

October 28, 2023

Men's Cross Country Runs At IC4A/ECAC Cross Country Championships

The CCSU men's cross country team finished tenth overall in the Friday morning IC4A/ECAC Championships in the Bronx, NY.

October 13, 2023

Whittaker, Budge Receive Weekly Honors

Central Connecticut State University cross country's Sam Whittaker and Aidan Budge have been named the Northeast Conference Cross Country Player...

October 4, 2023

Men's Cross Country Wins Paul Short Invitational

The Blue Devils had three runners in the top 25 individual 8k race.

September 30, 2023