Sarah Edwards Athlete Profile

Sarah Edwards

Position: Distance Height: 5-11 Roster Years: 2009-2012 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Woods Cross High School



All-America

  • 2012 Sixth D.M.R. (Indoor) 

Personal

  • 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 Matthew currently plays football at BYU
  • Plays the harp and piano, likes to sew
  • Wants to study physical therapy

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Woods Cross High School
  • Holds four school records for track in the 800m, 1600m, medley relay and 4x800 relay
  • Two-time Utah State Champion in the 800m
  • Took the state title in 1600m and distance medley relay
  • Three-time All-State performer in track
  • Lettered four times in track and soccer, three times in cross country and once in basketball
  • Won the state Heisman Trophy award
  • All-state in cross country and track
  • Selected as MVP of the soccer team
  • Soccer team won the State Championship in 2007
  • Sterling Scholar finalist in music
  • All-state in orchestra
  • Member of the National Honor Society

Summary

  • All-American (Indoor Distance Medley Relay 2012) 
  • All-MWC (Outdoor 4x400m 2011)

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: 800m- 2:07.53; 1000m- 2:48.50; 1500m- 4:21.13; Mile- 4:52.13


2009 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Began her career at BYU with a 4th place finish in the 1 mile run at the Bengal Shootout (5:02.18)
  • Ran an indoor season best 800m (2:12.97) at the UW Indoor Invitational
  • Ran indoor season bests in the 1 mile (4:56.22) and 1000m (2:55.95) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Placed seventh in the 1 mile (5:18.80) and ninth in the 800m (2:22.98) at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor:

  • Started outdoor season with a 4:30.84 performance in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Ran an outdoor best 2:11.33 in the 800m at the BYU Invitational Tri-Meet
  • Ran an outdoor best 4:26.04 in the 1500 at the Mt. Sac. Relays, good enough for fourth
  • Placed fifth in both the 800m (2:15.63) and 1500m (4:38.92) at the MWC Outdoor Championships

2010 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Began the indoor season at the Bengal Shootout with an 11th place finish in the mile (5:21.69)
  • Finished 13th in the 800m (2:09.94) at the UW Invitational
  • Won the 1000m at the New Balance Invitational in 2:48.50
  • Placed fourth at the MWC Indoor Championships in the mile (4:59.09)

Outdoor:

  • Opened outdoor with an 800m victory at the Spring Break Classic, finishing in 2:10.11
  • Finished fifth at the Sun Angel Classic in 800m (2:07.53)...ran the 1500m in 4:24.07 at the Mt. Sac Relays, finishing seventh
  • Placed fifth in the 1500m (4:35.40) and ninth in the 800m (2:16.68) at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Competed in the 1500m (4:40.60) at the NCAA West Preliminary, placing 46th

2011 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Ran a season best 800m time at the UW Invitational (2:13.53)
  • Won the 1000m at the New Balance Invitational and set the meet record with a time of 2:45.73
  • Also competed on the winning 4x800m team at the New Balance Invite
  • Took eighth in the 800m at the MWC Indoor Championships in 2:14.84

Outdoor:

  • Competed at the Stanford Invitational and placed 10th in the 1500m (4:30.07) and 11th in the 800m (2:09.16)
  • Part of the winning 4x400m team at the Sun Angel Classic and placed sixth in the 800m (2:07.93) at the same meet
  • Part of the fourth place 4x800m team at the Penn Relays
  • Placed fourth in the 800m in 2:09.09 at the MWC Outdoor Championships and was part of the third place 4x400m team at the same meet

2012 | Senior Year

Indoor: 

  • Earned First Team All-American honors for her performance on the sixth-place finishing distance medley relay team (11:09.81) at the NCAA Championships 
  • Opened the season with a third place finish in the mile (4:53.38) at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Part of the winning distance medley relay team (11:13.62) at the UW Invitational 
  • Finished fifth in the 1000m in 2:49.35 in the 1000m at the New Balance Invitational. Also part of the record-setting 4x800m team that won the event in 8:37.97 to set the new BYU record
  • Finished 19th in the mile at the MPSF Championships with a career best time of 4:52.13. Also on the fourth-place finishing distance medley relay team (11:01.35) at the meet.

Outdoor: 

  • Posted fourth-place finishes in the 1,500m at the Stanford Invitational (4:21.13) and the USC Trojan Invitational (4:24.06)
  • Advanced to NCAA Division I West Preliminary in the 1,500m where she placed 45th overall with a time of 4:49.34
  • Posted a season-best time in the 800m of 2:08.06 and finished fourth at the Rafer/JJK UCLA Invitational
  • Helped BYU win the 4x400m relay at the Robison Invitational with a time of 3:44.43
  • Helped BYU finish third in the 4x400m relay at the Rafer/JJK Invitational with a time of 3:50.25
  • Ran the 400m at the Weber State Twilight Open and placed fifth with a time of 58.32
  • Named a MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete