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2007 Women's Track & Field Roster

Sara Petrick

Apollo Beach, Fla. (Academy of Holy Names)
Sara Petrick





Mile: 5:11:61, 2007 Diet Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.

3,000m: 10:14.85, 2008 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Gainesville, Fla.

5,000m: 17:38.30, 2008 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.



5,000m: 17:24.08, 2008 SEC Championships, Auburn, Ala.

10,000m: 35:33.72, 2008 SEC Championships, Auburn, Ala.


HONORS: 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team.


2008 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 10:14.85 (3,000m), 17:24.08 (5,000m) and 35:33.72 (10,000m) … Competed in six meets (two indoor, four outdoor) … Placed seventh in 10,000m at SEC Championships, turning in career-best time of 35:33.72 … Finished eighth in 10,000m at Penn Relays with then-career-best time of 35:45.04, eclipsing previous PR by nearly a full minute … Posted an outdoor PR of 17:24.97 in 5,000m at Snowbird Invitational … Improved her PR in 5,000m to 17:38.30 at SEC Indoor Championships … Lowered her PR in 3,000m with time of 10:14.85 at Tom Jones Memorial Classic.


2006-07 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (1): (o) Florida State Relays 10,000m (36:33.83) … Bests of 5:11.61 (mile), 10:27.54 (3,000m), 17:32.57 (5,000m) and 36:33.83 (10,000m) … Competed in eight meets (four indoor, four outdoor) … Named to 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Fifth in 10,000m (37:08.34) at SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished fourth in 5,000m (17:32.57) at Pepsi Florida Relays … Also ran anchor leg of 4x1,600m that took fourth (21.01.35) … Earned victory in 10,000m with personal-best 36:33.83 at Florida State Relays … Ran 5,000m in 17:54.50 to finish 19th at SEC Indoor Championships … Placed 13th in mile at Diet Pepsi Invitational after running the race in 5:11.61 … Finished third in 3,000m at Florida Intercollegiate with a time of 10:35.75.


2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (1): (o) Spec Towns Invitational 5,000m (17:49.25) … Bests of 5:25.99 (mile), 10:22.98 (3,000m), 17:49.25 (5,000m) and 37:31.22 (10,000m) … Competed in six meets (three indoor, three outdoor) … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Crossed finish line in 11th (37:31.22) at SEC Outdoor Championships 10,000m … Won 5,000m at Spec Towns Invitational with clocking of 17:49.25 … Opened outdoor season with third-place showing in 5,000m with time of 18:24.44 at Diet Pepsi Classic … Fourth with time of 18:15.17 in 5,000m at Pepsi Invitational … Set personal record in 3,000m (10:22.98) at Gator Invitational … Jump-started collegiate career with time of 5:25.99 in mile at Florida Intercollegiate.


HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Finished ninth as member of 4x800m relay team (10:13.88), 10th in 1,600m (5:32.77) and seventh in 3,200m (11:40.66) at 2005 Class 2A FHSAA track & field state championships … Finished 11th in 1,600m (5:20.39) and fifth in 3,200m (11:27.10) at 2004 state championships … Placed ninth as member of 4x800m relay team (10:16.58), fifth in 1,600m (5:11.52) and sixth in 3,200m (11:32.29) at 2003 state championships … Finished 24th (20:28) in 2003 and fifth (19:07) in 2005 at Class 2A FHSAA cross country state meet … 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 and 4x1,600m … High school coach was Pamela Legg.


BEYOND THE STATS: Born Dec. 15, 1986 … Daughter of Dan and Kaaron Petrick … Has a sister, Marisa … 2005 graduate of Academy of Holy Names … Enjoys creating art … 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.


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