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Yesenia Silva Track and Field Athlete Profile

Yesenia Silva

Position: Distance Height: 5-2 Roster Years: 2016-2017 Hometown: Visalia, CA Last School: College of the Sequoias


  • Parents are Catalina Torres and Samuel Silva
  • Has one brother and two sisters
  • Born in Mexico
  • Family Studies Major

Before BYU

  • Prepped at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California
  • Athlete of the year 2014/2015 
  • Top-Conference Woman Athlete Award 2015 
  • All-American 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter 2014 and 2015 


Collegiate Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
9:43.35 3000m 2017 Iowa State Classic
16:25.62  5000m 2017 UW Invitational
34:36.01 10000m 2017 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats

2016 | Junior Year


  • Fourth place in the 3000m at the Texas A&M Team Invitational 
  • Took 20th in the 5000m at the UW Invitational 
  • Placed 6th in the 5000m at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships


  • Finished 7th in the 5,000m at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival 

2017 | Senior Year


  • Placed 4th in the 3000m at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Finished 6th in the 5,000m at the UW Invitational


  • Finished 39th overall in the 10,000m at the NCAA West Prelims with a time of 38:17.22
  • Ran the 10,000m in a personal-best time of 34:36.01, finishing 22nd at the Mt. SAC Relays