Liana Epstein
Liana Epstein
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Springfield, Va.
High School: Lake Braddock
Position: Distance
Major: Environmental studies
Residential College: Jonathan Edwards

Collegiate Bests

800m 2:27.84

1500m 4:40.61

3000m 9:38.20

5000m 16:45.21

5k 17:39

6,000m 20:30

High School Bests:

800m 2:15

1000m 2:56.31

1600m 4:57.46

3 mile 17:47

5K (XC) 17:51

2013-2014: In cross country, first on the team and 20th overall at the Heptagonal Championships…Second overall at Harvard-Yale…Second on the team and 30th overall at the Boston College Invite…Second on the team at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.

2012-2013: In cross country, named All-Northeast…First overall in Yale’s win against Harvard…Second on the team at the national Wisconsin Invitational, where the Bulldogs placed 13th…Second on the team at Heps…First for the Bulldogs at NCAA Regionals...Named Division I Cross Country All-Academic status...In indoor track, competed on 4x800-meter relay team...In outdoor track, ran a personal best of 4:40.61 in the 1,500m, finishing sixth at the Sam Howell Invitational...Placed fourth in the 3,000-meter at Harvard-Yale.

2011-2012: In cross country, All-Northeast and All-Ivy in her first collegiate season...11th overall at the NCAA Northeast Regional to lead Yale to sixth place overall, its best finish since 2005...Sixth at Heps where the Bulldogs finished fourth...Placed second at HYP to lead the team to second place overall...Won the Princeton Invitational, leading a 1-2-3-4-5 Bulldog sweep…In indoor track, competed in the 3,000-meter run, finishing in a season-best 9:50.96 to take 13th place at ECACs…Also competed at Heps and HYP…In outdoor track, ran a season-best 9:38.20 in the 3,000-meter run to win the event at HY…Ran a season-best 16:45.21 in the 5,000-meter run at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

Off the Track: Research Intern in the Yale Department of Geology & Geophysics, Lab of Pincelli Hull and collected and analyzed data on planktonic foraminifera to understand biotic recovery, evolutionary and ecological response of the ocean environment to global changes (summer 2013)…Research Inter at Dolphin Communications Project in Bimini, Bahamas and in Stonington, CT and involved data collection and analysis for longitudinal collaborative study of cognitive and social behavior of bottlenose and wild Atlantic spotted dolphins (summer 2012)

High School: District and Region champion in cross country and track...School record holder in 3200m relay and 1000m... All-State in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track... State Champion in 3200m relay...State record holder in indoor track distance medley relay... Cross country and track captain senior year...Team won VHSL AAA XC State Championship...Washington Post All-Met First team for cross country and track.
Personal: Jonathan Edwards College.