2018 represents 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.. and even a new distance of triathlon for me at the end of the season (70.3 event TBA)! 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'm no longer the new kid on the block, but I still have a lot of growth to find and experience to gain. I'm without a doubt still learning everyday and am excited to apply my experience from last year build upon a strong rookie season to (hopefully) put together an even stronger set of results! That said, we're taking 2017 step by step as we did in 2016, and planning a few months at a time based on how my swimming (and overall training) is progressing. Stay tuned for updates! For now, here is what I know:
ITU Yucatan World Cup - 18th
ITU Sarasota World Cup - DNF
2016 will be a year of firsts: first year racing as a pro & racing the Major League Triathlon Series in its inaugural year (GO CALIFORNIA CADENCE!). Stay tuned over the course of the year -- there will likely be some additions to the second half of my season. More importantly, get ready for an exciting season of hard 'n heavy racing!
Major League Triathlon Series (Temple, TX) - 5th female time, Team finish = 5th
Major League Triathlon Series (Sarasota, FL) - 9th female time, Team finish = 6th
Major League Triathlon Series (Lincoln, NE) - 7th female time, Team finish = 6th
Major League Triathlon Series (Portland, ME) - 7th female time, Team finish = 4th
After a coaching switch in Fall 2014, Sarah worked hard in the off-season to get healthy and fit. As she continues to re-find "normal," she and her coach are taking the season one race at a time, seeking the fastest competition, and remaining open to opportunities!
Zooma Half Marathon - 3rd female overall
Pigman Sprint - 3rd female overall
Wyckoff Tri - 1st female overall
Number one goal for 2014 = get healthy and stay healthy! For Sarah, this year was about finding herself and her strength again... less about the results!
ITU World Triathlon Series - Chicago (Age Group Division), 7th place overall female (3rd in AG)
USAT Age Group Nationals, 18th in AG
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 not a stress fracture at all!). Dealing with this injury in addition to moving to Chicago to start business school, Sarah dubbed 2013 a year of reflection and rebuilding.
Lifetime South Beach Triathlon, 1st Place Overall Female
St. Anthony's Triathlon (U.S. 5150), 2nd Place Overall Female
TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon, 2nd Place Overall Female
Columbia Triathlon (U.S. 5150), 3rd Place Overall Female
USAT Elite Development Race, 4th Place Overall Female (3rd American)
Eagleman 70.3, 22nd Overall Female (4th place age group)
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
Giant Eagle Triathlon (U.S. 5150), 11th 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. It was not a full season as Sarah would now define it, but she was working towards a goal - Age Group World Championships in Beijing, China - and taking names along the way.
Black Bear Triathlon, 1st Place Overall Female
Lifetime Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, 7th Place Overall Female
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