Anastasia Karnaze
Anastasia Karnaze
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fiddletown, Calif.
Previous School: Amador HS

Led the ‘Eaters at the Big West Conference Championships, placing 34th overall and running 23:37.5. Ran a season-best time of 21:28.0 over 6,000 meters to place 36th at the UC Riverside Invitational, leading the way once again. Earned two top-ten finishes throughout the season, placing fifth at the Mustang Challenge (17:48.5 for 5,000 meters) and sixth at the Pepperdine Invitational (15:46.6 for 4,000 meters). Led the ‘Eaters at four different meets and was Irvine’s second top finisher at the two remaining meets.


Graduated in 2016 and competed in cross country, basketball, and track and field, earning three varsity letters. In cross country, she earned All-League recognition and her team won four league titles and three section titles. Academically, she was named the Salutatorian of her class.


Major is biomedical engineering. Parents are Deanne and Paul Karnaze.


4000m = 15:46.56 (2016 Pepperdine Invitational)

5000m = 17:48.1 (2016 Highlander Invitational)

6000m = 21:28.0 (2016 UC Riverside Invitational)


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