Heading into 2019, I decided to step up to the 70.3/Half-Ironman distance. While it’s still triathlon, non-draft long-course racing might as well be a different sport. I’m loving the new challenge that this distance brings—it suits my natural strengths more and I’m working hard to get my bike/run legs up to speed to make a mark in this new distance. Stay tuned for race announcements!
2018 represented a new chapter in my athletic career: new coach, new coast, new level of training in a quest to take my racing up to the next level! As Bob Wright says in my favorite podcast, if you're not moving forward, you're moving backward!
Super League Canada - 4th (ITT, other events cancelled due to weather)
In 2017, I was no longer the new kid on the block, but I still had a lot of growth and experience to gain. I was without a doubt still learning everyday and was excited to apply my experience from a strong rookie season to put together an even stronger set of results! Highlights included:
2016 was a year of firsts: first year racing as a pro & racing the Major League Triathlon Series in its inaugural year. Highlights included:
After a coaching switch in Fall 2014, I worked hard in the off-season to get healthy and fit again. As I continued to re-find "normal," Coach Mueller and I took the season one race at a time, seeking the fastest competition, and remaining open to opportunities. Highlights included:
Pigman Sprint - 3rd female overall
Number one goal for 2014 = get healthy and stay healthy! Very little racing between rehab and business school this year.
USAT Age Group Nationals, 18th in 25-29 Age Group
2013 was a year of high's and lows both in and out of triathlon. Sarah's season got off to a strong start, only to be brought to an abrupt halt by what was then diagnosed as a talar stress fracture (the actual injury remains unknown to-date but we now think it was a misdiagnosis). Dealing with this injury in addition to moving to Chicago to start business school, Sarah dubbed 2013 a year of reflection and rebuilding. Racing highlights included:
Lifetime South Beach Triathlon, 1st Place Overall Amateur Female
St. Anthony's Triathlon (U.S. 5150), 2nd Place Overall Amateur Female
TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon, 2nd Place Overall Amateur Female
Columbia Triathlon (U.S. 5150), 3rd Place Overall Amateur Female
USAT Elite Development Race, 4th Place Overall Female (3rd American)
2012 presented Sarah with her first taste of grappling with and overcoming injury. Despite 8 weeks in a walking boot in the spring, Sarah was able to pull off a handful of races, culminating in 24th place in the elite amateur division at Hy-Vee U.S. Championships.
Lifetime Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, 4th Place Overall Female
Setup Events Culpeper Triathlon, 3rd Place Overall Female
USAT Age Group Nationals, 84th Place Overall Female (21st in age group)
Hy-Vee U.S. 5150 National Championships, 31st Place Overall Female
2011, Sarah's first "season" of racing in triathlons, although triathlon was still definitely a “hobby” at this point. Highlights included:
Black Bear Triathlon, 1st Place Overall Female
Lifetime Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, 7th Place Overall Female (Age group division)
Setup Events Culpeper Triathlon, 1st Place Overall Female
Age Group Nationals, 97th Place Overall Female (19th Place 20-24 age group)
Age Group World Championships, 10th Place 20-24 age group
Lifetime Fitness Grand Final, 1st Place 20-24 age group