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 Yonatan Yilma


2013: INDOOR – Completed collegiate career with a time of 8:47.86 in the 3,000 meters and 15:13.64 in the 5,000 meters at the GNAC Championships – helping UAA to a runner-up team result … OUTDOOR – Registered a personal-best time of 15:01.69 in the 5,000 meters at the Ben Brown Invite on March 9, before setting a PR of 31:12.32 in the 10,000 meters at the Occidental invite on March 15 … collected first GNAC Championship title by winning the 10,000 meters on May 10-11.

2012: Set career-best times in three events, registering a time of 4:02.93 in the 1500 meters (Bryan Clay Invite), 15:08.44 in the 5,000 meters (Ben Brown Invite) and 31:19.69 in the 10,000 meters (Occidental Distance Carnival) – good for sixth best all-time in the UAA history book.

2011: Ended first season with the Green & Gold with UAA’s fastest 10,000-meter time of 31:34.34 set at the Willamette Invite on April 2, good for sixth in the GNAC … 10K time ranks fifth on all-time UAA list … recorded the fourth-best time for UAA in the 5,000 meters at 15:12.02 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on March 25, good for 10th all-time in the GNAC … posted season-best times of 2:03.12 in the 800 meters at the UNLV Classic (March 4) and 4:04.52 in the 1500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invite (April 15).

BEFORE UAA: Competed two years at Everett (Wash.) Community College ... placed 4th in the 10,000 meters in 34:05.22 and 5th in the 5,000 meters in 15:58.39 at 2010 NWAACC Track & Field Championships ... finished 8th at 2009 NWAACC Cross Country Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Top prep times were 4:18.96 in the 1600 and 9:16.35 in the 3200 ... finished 6th at 2007 Washington Class 4A Cross Country Championships (5K).

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3,000-Meter Run: 8:47.86 (2/10/13 at UW Open)

5,000-Meter Run: 15:13.64 (2/15-16/13 at GNACs)


800-Meter Run: 2:03.12 (3/5/11 at UNLV Invite)

1500-Meter Run: 4:02.93 (4/20/12 at Bryon Clay Invite)

5000-Meter Run: 15:01.69 (3/9/13 at Ben Brown Invite)

10,000-Meter Run: 31:12.32 (3/15/13 at Oxy Invite)

Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edmonds, Wash.
High School: Edmonds-Woodway HS/Everett CC
Experience: 2 Letters
Yonatan Photos:
UAA's Suki Wiggs (left) and Christian Leckband celebrate a big play during the second half of the Seawolves' 71-65 GCI Great Alaska Shootout victory over Drexel on Friday.
Another Shootout win  MORE
Sophomore goaltender made 40 saves in tonight's loss to the Minnesota State Mavericks.
MSU posts 2-0 shutout  MORE
UAA guard Diante Mitchell challenges Middle Tennessee defeder Perrin Buford during the Seawolves' 75-72 first-round loss in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Thursday night.
Blue Raiders hang on  MORE
Alaska Anchorage point guard Kiki Robertson get a shot off against tournament Most Outstanding Player Kendall Noble during the 2015 GCI Great Alaska Shootout title game.
Lady Toppers are tops  MORE
Jenna Buchanan penetrates the Pepperdine defense for two of her 22 points in UAA's GCI Great Alaska Shootout first-round win Tuesday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Seawolves roll Waves  MORE
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