MIKE YORIO

Track/Cross-Country - 1997

Mike Yorio was a three-year standout for the Corning West cross country team during the late 1970s graduating in 1979. Following a consistent season as a sophomore, his first year as a member of the varsity, Mike became one of the anchors of the Vikings harrier squads as a junior and senior. During his junior year, he finished first in four meets setting the course record at two sites. He capped that season with a second place finish in the county meet. In his senior campaign, that saw him earn a spot on the STC all-league team, Mike captured five more firsts with four of those coining on course records at Waverly, EFA, Horseheads and East. His performance helped lead West to an undefeated season as they captured the STC crown. Mike and his mates then capped the year with West High's first ever sectional championship. During the county meet Mike not only finished in first place but he did it with a meet record time of 15:18 over the three-mile course. Not only did Mike set a meet record but he and his Viking mates set a new county meet record with a team total score of 17 points, the lowest ever in the history of the county meet. He currently makes his home in Medford, New Jersey. He joins his father Tony (baseball 1982) and brother John (football 1985) in the C-PP Hall of Fame.