- Sara Petrick
- Apollo Beach, Academy of Holy Names
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.