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2007 Women's Cross Country Roster

Sara Petrick

Apollo Beach, Academy of Holy Names
Sara Petrick

Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Track Events: 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m


Highlights: All-South Region in 2007 … SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 and 2008-09 … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America District III second team in 2007 … USTFCCCA Academic All-American in 2007… SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2006-07 … South Regional time of 21:36.36 ranks eighth among all-time Gators running in the NCAA South Regional Championship and fifth for a 6K time on the UF Golf Course  … Ranks ninth all-time for an NCAA Championship 6K time (21:49.9) … Two top-10 finishes … Personal bests of 17:23 (5K) and 21:34.1 (6K).


2008: Scored for the Gators in three meets, including a third-place finish at the Mountain Dew Invitational … Set a career-best 6K time at the Pre-NCAA Invitational, finishing 77th overall … Was the fifth Gator to cross the finish line at the South Regional Championship, placing 30th overall … Placed sixth for Florida at the NCAA Championship for the second straight year.


2007: Competed in all five meets, consistently finishing in the top for Florida ... Ran a 5K career-best at the Tiger Invitational … Placed sixth overall and fourth among Gators at the Mountain Dew Invitational running a 5K time of 18:14.55 … Earned All-South Region honors for a third-place finish at the South Regional Championship with a 6K time of 22:43.84 … Placed sixth for Florida at the NCAA Championship.


2006: Competed in four meets … Finished just out of a first top-10 place, coming in 11th at the Mountain Dew Invitational with a season-best 5K time of 18:04.22 … Ran season-best 6K time of 21:45.55 at the SEC Championship.


2005: Competed in all six races for the Gators and scored in four … Ran a season-best 5K time of 18:26.64 to finish 11th overall and fifth among Gators at the Mountain Dew Invitational … Scored for the Gators at the Pre-NCAA Invitational and the NCAA South Regional, placing third and fifth, respectively, among Florida runners … Ran season-best 6K time of 21:54.43 at the SEC Championship.


Track Highlights: Finished third at the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m run, recording a new career best (35:15.39) which ranks eighth in UF history … Seventh-place finish at the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships in the 5,000m ranks ninth all-time (16:59.77) … Earned first career victory in the 5,000m at the 2006 Spec Towns Invitational … Added another career victory in the 10,000m at the 2007 Florida State Relays … Scored for the Gators with a fifth-place finish in the 10,000m at the 2007 SEC Outdoor Championships … Scored for the Gators with a seventh-place finish in the 10,000m at the 2008 SEC Outdoor Championships … Personal bests of 5:11.01 (iMile), 9:56.02 (i3,000m), 16:59.77 (i5,000m), 16:42.53 (o5,000m) and 35:15.39 (o10,000m).


Prep: Coached by Pamela Legg … Earned six all-state honors in both track and cross country … Earned nine team MVP honors in cross country and track … Set school records in 5K, three mile, 3,200m, 1,600m, 4x800m relay and 4x1,600m relay … A member of Beta and National Honor Society … President of Hands for Others Club … Nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman … Senior editor of Holy Names' Excursions magazine … Member of National Art Honor Society.


Personal: Daughter of Dan and Kaaron Petrick … Has a sister, Marisa … Has traveled to Thailand and throughout Europe.


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