Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
— Dan Gable
 Sarah earned the bronze medal in a USA podium sweep at  CAMTRI Havana

Sarah earned the bronze medal in a USA podium sweep at CAMTRI Havana


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:


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!


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!


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