Sarah Penney Solid contributor during the cross country season as a junior in 2011. Best prep runner from Arizona in the 800 meters comes to Oregon from top high school running program Xavier College Prep. 2011-12: Injuries limited her to one appearance during the indoor and outdoor track seasons. Ran the 3,000 meters at the Oregon Preview. Cross Country - Top-35 finish in Pac-12 debut as Oregon’s No. 6 runner. Took 34th in 21:02 (6,000 meters). Was the Ducks’ No. 3 runner (74th overall) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational to help the team finish eighth (21:06.7/6,000 meters). Led Oregon’s win at the Bill Dellinger Invitational with a third-place individual finish in 16:46.97 (5,000 meters). Placed third at the season-opening dual with Gonzaga (16:45.8/5,000 meters). Also made first NCAA West Regional appearance.
Senior Sen Se nior Paradise Valley, Ariz. Xavier College Prep Distance Personal Bests Mile - 4:48.11 (i), Texas A&M Challenge, College Station, Texas, 1/30/10 NCAA Cross Country West Regional 2011 - DNF Pac-12 Cross Country Championships 2011 - 34th, 21:02
2010-11: Outdoors - Ran the 5,000 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational (16:41.57). Indoors - Redshirt season. Cross Country - Was the runner-up at the season-opening John Frank Memorial in 16:01.6 (4,500 meters). 2009-10: Outdoors - Redshirt season. Indoors - Opened season with a solid runner-up finish in the mile at the UW Indoor Preview (4:50.10). Improved that to 4:48.11 in a fourth-place finish at the Texas A&M Challenge. Cross Country - Made Oregon debut at the Pre’s Trail Pre-View, finishing as the team’s No. 5 runner and 10th overall. Took fifth overall (third on the team) at the Mike Hodges Invitational. Also ran at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. Season Bests: Indoors - Mile - 4:48.11 (PR), Texas A&M Challenge, College Station, Texas (1/30/10). Prep: Had the state’s top time in the 800 meters as both a junior and a senior for Xavier College Prep. Scored in three events at the Arizona state championships as a senior to help Xavier to a second-place finish. Was second in the 1,600 meters (5:12.52), sixth in the 800 meters (2:20.34) and seventh in the 3,200 meters (11:25.63). Helped Xavier win the 2008 state cross country championship with a runner-up finish. As a junior at the 2008 Arizona championships, placed second in both the 800 meters (2:14.75) and the 1,600 meters (4:50.72), helping Xavier to a second place team finish. Also recorded the fastest time in the state at 800 meters, 2:14.20, which was the winning mark in the Arizona Meet of Champions. Ranked 20th nationally in the mile in 2008 at 4:52.41. High School Bests: 800 Meters - 2:11.63, 2007; 1,600 Meters 4:50.72, 2008; Mile - 4:52.41, 2008; 3,200 Meters - 10:39.70, 2007. Personal: Major is psychology.
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Published on Sep 28, 2012