Player Profiles

Sarah                              Martinelli
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.
Height: 5-2
Sport: Women's Cross Country


At West Virginia in 2013
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Named the Big 12 Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year for Cross Country
  • Big 12 Runner of the Week in October
  • Named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team following a 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Regional Meet on Nov. 15, in Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Recorded an eighth-place overall finish at the Big 12 Championships in Waco, Texas, on Nov. 2, with a personal-best time of 20:44.9
  • First Mountaineer to cross the finish line at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23, in Terre Haute, Ind., finishing in 81st place
  • Named WVU Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week in November
  • Registered a fourth-place finish (21:30), while helping West Virginia to a first-place overall finish at the PSU National on Oct. 18, in State College, Pa.
  • Finished in 18th place at the Paul Short Run on Oct 5, in Bethlehem, Pa., with a time of 20:55.
At West Virginia in 2012
  • In her first race of the season, came in 25th at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational with a 6k time of 22:28
  • Recorded two top-20 finishes in a row at the 5k Greater Louisville Classic (7th-18:00.34) and the 6k NCAA Pre Nationals (17th-21:50.2)
  • Fourth runner across the line for WVU at the Big 12 Championships, where she finished in 29th place with a 6k time of 21:48.5.
  • Earned a personal-best 6k time of 21:38 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and finished 31st
  • 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country First Team
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Finished in 94th place at the Penn State National in 23:33 (6k)
  • Achieved a 67th-place finish at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic in 18:13 (5k)
  • Earned a 63rd-place finish at the Toledo Bubble Buster Invitational in 14:54 (4k)
  • Came in eighth place at the UMES Lid-Lifter Invitational in 18:37 (5k)
At West Virginia in 2010
  • Came in 52nd at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a 6K time of 22:07
  • Arrived in 46th at the Big East Championships in 22:51(6k)
  • Finished 83rd at the Penn State National in 22:28 (6k)
  • Raced at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing in 38th with a 5k time of 18:47
At West Virginia in 2009
  • Redshirted
  • 2008 cross country captain for coach Ed Frohnapfel at University High
  • Helped team to two straight state titles
  • Placed 10th individually at the state championship in 2008
  • Named all-conference First Team from 2007-08
  • Daughter of David and Paula Martinelli
  • Has one brother and two sisters
  • Sister, Lydia, also competes for track and cross country at WVU
  • Birthday is Sept. 25
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Related Articles

Martinelli Named Big 12 Runner of the Week
Posted: 10.8.13

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