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Sarah                              Martinelli
Sarah
Martinelli
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.
Height: 5-2
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Distance

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Recorded personal-best times in the 800-meter run (2:17.26), one mile (4:49.44) and the 3,000-meter run (9:40.32) during the indoor season
  • Registered personal-best times in the 1,500 meters (4:28.25), 5,000 meters (16:45.66) and 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:34.28) during the outdoor season
  • Placed first in the 800 meters at the WVU Invite
  • Posted a third-place finish in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:04.97 at the Doug Raymond Invite
  • Finished 10th overall in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:44.18 at the Big 12 Indoor Championships
  • Member of distance medley relay team that finished third overall at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a time of 11:29.91
  • Member of distance medley relay team that finished second at the PSU National Invite and placed first at the Doug Raymond Invite
  • Fifth-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships
  • Placed second at the Penn Relays in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:34.88
  • Posted a 10th-place finish at the Patriot Open in the 1,500 meters
  • Finished 12th in the 1,500 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a time of 4:30.11
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Ran a career- and team-best 4:57.25 mile run for first place at the Penn St. National to qualify for Big East
  • Achieved a career- and team-best 9:53.44 in the 3,000-meter run for 10th place at the Big East Championships
  • Earned a career-best 17:03.89 in the 5,000-meter run for fifth place at the Columbia Last Chance meet
  • Came in seventh place in the 1,000-meter run at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 3:02.25
  • Finished the 3,000 meter in 9:55.99 for fourth place at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge to qualify for Big East
  • Ran a 4:58.01 mile in the preliminary round of the Indoor Big East Championships
  • Earned a career-best 2:14.12 in the 800-meter for eighth place at the Larry Ellis Invitational
  • Achieved a career-best 4:31.76 in the 1,500-meter at the Jesse Owens Classic for fourth place
  • Placed 24th in the 800-meter in 2:18.30 at the Wake Forest Open
  • Came in third in 4:33.54 in the 1,500-meter at the Raleigh Relays
  • Competed in the 800-meter for 20th place at the Jesse Owens Classic in 2:17.37
  • Finished 29th in the 1,500-meter in 4:33.43 at the Larry Ellis Invitational
  • Member of the distance medley relay at the Wake Forest Open, helping group to third place in 12:35.76
  • Member of the 4x800 relay that placed second at the Raleigh Relays in 9:04.53
  • Participated in 4x800 relay foursome that placed 12th in 9:20.60 at the Outdoor Big East Championships
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Came in 21st place in the 5,000-meter run in 18:07.21 at the Jesse Owens Classic
  • Competed in the 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational
  • During indoor season, finished 10th place in the mile at the Big East Championships in 5:03.31
  • Came in second place in the 1,000-meter run in 2:59.84 at the Blue-Gold Meet
  • Achieved ninth place in the 3,000-meter run at the GaREAT Invitational in 10:01.63
  • Finished second in the mile in 5:07.84 at the WVU State Farm Games
At West Virginia in 2010
  • Took a redshirt
Prep
  • Cross country captain for coach Ed Frohnapel at University High in 2008
  • Helped team to two straight state titles
  • Placed 10th individually at the state championship in 2008
  • Named first team all-conference in 2007-08
Personal
  • Daughter of David and Paula Martinelli
  • Birthday is Sept. 25
  • Has one brother and two sisters
  • Sister, Lydia, also competes for the WVU track and field team
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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