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Yasin Sado

Aurora, Colo.
Gateway High School
High School
Yasin Sado - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA Championships
3000m Steeplechase (14th)

NCAA East Preliminary Round
3000m Steeplechase
2022: 3000m Steeplechase
3000m Steeplechase

2024 Indoor:
DMR (1st Team)
2022 Outdoor: 3000m steeplechase (2nd Team)

Outdoor: 3000m Steeplechase
2022 Cross Country
2022 Outdoor:
3000m steeplechase (1st Team)
2023 Cross Country

All-Southeast Region
2023 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Outdoor
• Helped the Virginia 4xmile squad at Penn Relays to 15:52.30 (second place at Penn Relays, 2nd NCAA all-time, 4th world all-time)
• Raced in a stacked 3000m steeplechase field at the Virginia Challenge, coming in at 8:34.08, the 3rd fastest time in the ACC
• Ran the 1500m at the Bryan Clay Invitational, just short of a personal best in the event

2024 Indoor
• Participated in the Virginia DMR which placed third at the NCAA Indoor Championships
• Doubled back for the 3000m at ACC Indoor Championships, finishing tenth
• Finished ninth in a tactical 5000 meters at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Clocked a new personal-best in the Eagle Elite 3000m of 7:56.83 for tenth place
• Participated in the winning DMR at the Penn State National Open
• Took bronze at the Penn State National Open mile, running a personal-best of 3:55.93
• Set a Virginia record in the 5000 meters at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener with his time of 13:31.87

2023 Cross Country
• Opened the season with a victory at the 2023 Spider Alumni Open
• Placed 39th at the XC23 Pre-National meet at Panorama Farms
• Earned All-ACC status with a 13th-place finish at the 2023 ACC Cross Country Championships
• Clocked a personal-best 10k time of 29: 38.8 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
• Placed 73rd at the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships at Panorama Farms

2023 Outdoor 
• Placed fifth in the 3000m steeplechase at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 8:42.48
• Doubled in the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Ran a a personal best of 3:40.67 in the 1500m at Raleigh Relays, finishing fourth in a Virginia-dominated race

2023 Indoor
• Anchored a Virginia DMR team that set what was then a school record posting 9:27.53
• Posted a personal best of 7:58.53 in the 3000 meters at the Camel City Invitational on the JDL Fast Track
• Placed 12th in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships

2022 Cross Country
• Helped UVA to a win at the Virginia Invitational placing second (9/16/22)
• Placed second at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown leading UVA to its second-straight win (9/23/22)
• Earned All-ACC honors placing 17th at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28/22)
• Garnered All-Southeast Region honors placing 22nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional (11/11/22)
• Helped UVA to a second-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional to clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships (11/11/22)
• Placed 148th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships helping UVA to a 22nd-place finish

2022 Outdoor: 
• Won his section of the 1500 meters at Raleigh Relays clocking 3:43.29
• Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Duke Invitational posting a time of (8:41.36)
• Clocked a PB in the 5k at the Virginia Challenge running 13:42.84
• Helped UVA to a school record finish in the 4xMile (16:17.89) at Penn Relays where the Cavaliers placed fourth
• Helped the Hoos to a third-place finish in the 4×800 meters at Penn Relays (7:18.78)
• Broke the four-minute mile (3:58.92) for the first time in his career at the Virginia High Performance
• Won silver in the 3,000 steeplechase at the ACC Championships where he clocked a PB time of  8:33.39
• Posted the No. 2 3,000-meter steeplechase time in Virginia history
• Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round for the second time in his career where he placed 8th in the steeplechase
• Placed 14th in the Steeplechase at the NCAA Championships (8:41.63) to earn second team All-American honors

2022 Indoor 
• Set a PB in the mile (4:03.36) in a fifth-place finish at the Hokie Invitational
• Set PBs in the 1500m (3:44.24) and the mile (4:02.70) at the Columbia Challenge
• Set a PB in the 3000m (8:02.75) at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Helped Virginia to a second-place finish in the DMR at the JDL DMR Invitational (9:38.25)
• Placed seventh in the mile and competed in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships

2021 Cross Country
• Placed 119th at the ACC Championships (26:52.8)
• Ran PB 24:40.1 in 8k at XC23 Invitational where he was 10th
• Clocked time of 25:27.2 in 5m at Joe Piane Invitational

2021 Outdoor
• Qualified for NCAA East Preliminary Round where he finished 17th in 3000m steeplechase (8:57.75)
• Set UVA freshman record for 3000m steeplechase (8:55.14) at ACC Championships
• Had PB (14.16.23) in 5000m at ACC meet
• Posted time of 14:17.00 in 5000m at Virginia Challenge
• Was 2nd in 1500m at UVA Opener
• Ran 1500m at Raleigh Relays and 800m at Virginia Invitational

2021 Indoor
• Ran the mile (4.06.35) at Hokie Invitational
• At Virginia Beach Invitational, ran in 3000m (8:12.95)

2020 Cross Country
• Captured a time of 24:22.5 at the ACC Championships
• Ran a time of 25:22.1 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

• Qualified for 2019 NIKE Cross Country nationals
• Three-time Colorado state champion in the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m
• Qualified for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals
• High school All-American honoree

• Majoring in youth and social innovation with a minor in entrepreneurship
• Brother, Ahmed, competes in track and cross country at Adams State