- Sara Petrick
- Apollo Beach, Fla. (Academy of Holy Names)
CAREER VICTORIES: 2
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 Wendys High School Heisman Senior editor of Holy Names Excursions magazine Member of National Art Honor Society.
MAJOR: Health Education and Behavior