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Sarah Edwards Athlete Profile

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards
Height: 6-0 Roster Years: 2008-2011 Hometown: N. Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Woods Cross High School


  • Born in New York City, N.Y.
  • Parents are Dr. John and Becky Edwards
  • Grandfather is former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, father ran track for BYU, uncle Jimmy played football for the Cougars and brother currently plays football at BYU
  • Plays the harp and piano, likes to sew
  • Majoring in elementary education

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Woods Cross High School
  • Won the state Heisman Trophy award
  • All-state in cross country and track
  • Placed third in state cross country finals
  • Won the state title in the 800m and mile as a junior and was runner-up in the 800m as a senior
  • Won the 800m as a sophomore
  • Holds four school records for track in the 800m, 1,600m, medley relay and 4x800 relay
  • Lettered four times in track and soccer, three times in cross country and once in basketball
  • Was a state Sterling Scholar finalist in music
  • Was all-state in orchestra


  • MWC Scholar-Athletes (2009)
  • MWC Academic All-Conference (2010)


2011: Junior
Place Event  Time Distance
58 Notre Dame Invitational 17:52.0 5K
199 Wis. Adidas Invitational 21:52.0 6K
2010: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
32 Utah State Open 18:08.4 5K
18 Aztec Invitational 18:54.3 5K
2 Bob Firman Invitational 18:22.7 5K
78 Notre Dame Invitational 17:51.0 5K
212 Pre-Nationals Invitational 22:50.4 6K
42 MWC Championships 24:09.0 6K
2009: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
15 Autumn Classic 19:09.9 5K
19 UC Riverside Invitational 17:37.6 5K
17 Wis. Adidas Invitational 17:36.9 5K
18 Chile Pepper Invitational 21:39.5 6K
34 MWC Championships 23:01.2 6K
48 NCAA Mountain Regionals 22:23.0 6K
150 NCAA Championships 21:56.0 6K

 BEST TIMES: 5K - 17:36.9 , 6K - 21:39.0

2008 | Redshirt Year

  • Ran unattached at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:55.3
  • Ran unattached at the 5k Utah Valley Invitational placing eighth with a time of 19:40.8.

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Came in 150th place at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 21:56
  • Finished in 48th place at the NCAA Mountain Regional in 22:23
  • Earned a 34th-place finish at the MWC Championships, crossing the finish line in 23:01
  • Achieved an 18th-place mark at the Chile Pepper Invitational in 21:39
  • Ran for a 17th-place finish at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational
  • Came in 19th place at the UC Riverside Invitational
  • Finished the BYU Autumn Classic in 15th place with a 5K time of 19:09.

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Began the season at the Utah State Open with a 32nd place finish in 18:08.4
  • Competed at the Aztec Invitational, placing 18th in 18:54.3
  • Placed second at the Bob Firman Invitational in 18:22.74
  • Placed 78th at the Notre Dame Invitational in 17:51
  • Ran at Pre Nationals finishing in 212th place in 22:50.4
  • Competed at the MWC Championships, finishing in 24:09.0 to earn 42nd place.

2011 | Junior Year

  • Placed 58th in the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 17:52.0
  • Finished 199th in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in 21:52.0