THIS WEEKEND: THE LSU ALUMNI GOLD (BATON ROUGE, LA.)
Senior 2014 Indoor Season Placed seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.48 at the Tyson Invitational ... also ran the second leg (53.82) of the 4x400 relay team that finished 18th with a time of 3:42.26at the Tyson Invitational ... finished runner-up in the 800 meters with a personal record 2:06.58 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... clocked a 55.32 in the 400 meters to place fourth at the Auburn Invitational ... ran the second leg ofthe third-place 4x400 relay team at the Auburn Invitational (3:48.59).
Junior 2013 Outdoor Season Turned in a season-best time (2:08.30) to finish seventh in the 800 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... ran the second leg of the ninth-place 4x400 meter relay team at the SEC meet (3:44.58) ... contributed to three separate relay teams at the Drake Relays, including a runner-up finish in the distance medley with a time of 11:09.50 ... recorded a time of 2:13.46 in the 800 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... won the 800 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a personal-best 2:05.32 (third-best in program history) while running a leg on the 4x400 relay (3:48.89) ... runner-up with a personal best of 54.69 in the 400 meters at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... member of the winning 1,600 sprint medley at the Alabama Relays (3:56.53).
2013 Indoor Season Ran a season-best 2:06.87 while placing sixth to earn All-SEC honors in the 800 meters at the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships ... also competed on Alabama's 4x400-meter relay at the SEC meet ... ran the 800 meters and contributed to the 4x400-meter relay win (3:42.29) at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet ... timed at 1:32.92 in the 600 meters at the Indiana Relays ... runner-up in the 800 meters at the Auburn Invitational (2:10.24) ... recorded a third-place 2:11.49 in the 800 meters at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.
2012 Cross Country Season Did not compete.
Prep and Personal First name is pronounced "Yah-NEEK" ... named Essex County Community College's most valuable track and field performer in both the indoor and outdoor season for 2012 ... did not begin competing in track until the age of 18, in 2009 ... 800-meter runner-up at the 2012 NJCAA Outdoor Championships (2:11.46) ... coached by Michael Smart at Essex County in Newark, N.J. ... daughter of Erica Pinto ... born Aug. 8, 1991.