|Hometown:||Los Angeles, CA|
|High School:||Taft HS|
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2011
Yvonne Castillo-Urbina competed in all six meets for the Matador women's cross country team as a sophomore ... top finish of the season was a 21st-place showing at the UNLV Desert Invitational (Oct. 1) where she clocked a time of 19:55 ... narrowly missed her second top-25 finish of the season at the Asics/Fullerton Season Opener where she posted a time of 23:41.6 to place 31st ... was CSUN's second-best finisher at the Big West Championships (Oct. 29) after finishing 45th in a time of 22:29.8.
Castillo-Urbina ran in all five meets during her freshman season ... placed a season-best 42nd at the Northridge Invitational (Oct. 16) in a time of 23:07.2 ... went on to finish 63rd at her first Big West Championship meet (Oct. 30) in a time of 23:48.5.
Competed in both track and cross country at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... earned Most Outstanding Runner as a senior in 2009 ... earned Coaches Award in 2007 and 2008 and was named Most Improved as a freshman in 2005 ... the Torreadors cross country team won West Valley League titles in 2006 and 2008 ... ran the 3,200 meter event for the track team ... graduated in 2009 with a 3.0 grade point average.
Born July 12, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... parents are Esperanza Urbina and Jesus Castillo ... has two brothers, Mario and Jesse and one sister, Claudia ... favorites include actress Drew Barrymore, the movie “Yes Man” and pasta and pizza ... says she chose Northridge because of the EOP?and Kinesiology programs ... says the sport could be improved by “more positive athletes” ... major is Kinesiology.