McKenzie Yanek - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

McKenzie Yanek

Human Development Counseling

Class Graduate
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Pleasant Valley
Major Human Development Counseling

Student-Athlete Features
Vanderbilt Hustler — The power of McKenzie Yanek’s mindful determination

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2021-22)
• First on the team and 17th overall (20:20.26) at the 6k NCAA South Regional Championships (Nov. 12)
• Second on the team and 29th overall (21:18.5) at the 8k SEC Championships (Oct. 29)
• Finished first overall (21:11.7) at the 6k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
• Also finished second on the team and 64th overall (17:11.8) at the 5k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
• Second overall and first on the team (17:07.4) at the 5k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
• Finished second on the team and 14th overall (17:36.2) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

The Yanek File

• First Team All-SEC, cross country (2017) while at Alabama
• SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2018)
• SEC All-Freshman Team, cross country (2016)
• Graduated Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco
• Daughter of Toni and Jeremy Yanek
• Has a younger brother, Nicholas
• Born in Warner Robins, Ga.
• Twitter: @mckenzieyanek
• Instagram: @mckenzieyanek
• Although two years apart, she shares a birthday with her brother (May 22)
• Avid fan of college basketball
• Loves hiking

Why Vanderbilt: “I’m pursuing a career in school counseling and Vanderbilt’s program is one of the best in the country as well as being located in the heart of Nashville which provides many opportunities to be involved in the greater community!”