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Sarah

Armstrong

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Distance
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
High School: Needham

Bio

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)

2018-19 T&F: Ran in five meets during the indoor campaign … had a season best finish eighth place in the Mile at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup (1/12) with a time of 5:12.97 … at the Hokie Invitational (1/19), finished 10th in the 1000m with a time of 2:47.94 … competed in three meets for the outdoor season … during the Virginia Grand Prix (4/27), ran the 1500m in 4:34:20 to finish 11th place … participated in the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships (5/11) where she ran the Mile in 5:02:62 to finish in 28th place … finished the season with a personal record at the ACC Championships with a time of 4:30:63 during the 1500m.

2018-19 XC: Participated in two meets throughout the season … during the Wisconsin Pre Nationals (10/13), finished 18th in the 6K with a time of 22:06.6 … finished in sixth place at the Queen City Invite 5K (9/28) with a time of 17:46.0.

2017-18: Competed in three races during the fall season of her sophomore campaign … opened the season with a sixth-place finish in the Bull City Classic (9/1), posting a 4K time of 14:09 as the Blue Devils claimed a first-place team victory in shutout fashion … finished 12th overall in the Adidas XC Invitational (9/15), recording a 5K time of 17:43.2 as the second Blue Devil to cross the finish line to help Duke earn a second-place team finish … posted a 6K time of 21:21 in the Paul Short Invitational (9/29) as the Blue Devils finished seventh among 42 teams.

2016-17: Raced in five meets during the cross country season…Started the season with a fourth place finish in the 4K at the Duke Alumni Meet (9/2)…Ran a personal best 22:19.9 in the 6K at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28)…Competed in eight events during the indoor season…Finished fourth in the 800m and seventh in the 1,000m at the Hokie Invitational (1/20)… Ran a season best 4:57.03 in the mile at the USC Invitational (2/18)…Qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships in the mile and came in 22nd place… A member of the third place distance medley relay team at the Armory Invitational (2/4)…Did not compete during the outdoor campaign...Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under the guidance of Chris Van Cott and Cara Van Cott at Needham High School in Needham, Mass…helped lead Needham distance medley relay to national title at the 2015 New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet, covering the 800 leg of the event…also raced as a member of the sprint medley relay at the same competition…qualified for the same meet as a member of the 4xmile relay in 2014…qualified for the 2016 New Balance Grand Prix High School mile, placing fifth…earned a spot in the mile at the 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals meet…named to both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald cross country all-scholastic team from 2013 through 2015…also earned a spot on the 2014 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Outdoor team…garnered Bay State Conference League all-star recognition for cross country, indoor and outdoor from 2012 through 2016…co-founder and co-president of Drive Team charity club…four-year member of the academic honor roll at Needham…participated in Kiva Club and Farm Club…participated in the Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Youth Group.

Personal: Daughter of Douglas Armstrong and Carol Thomas…born July 31, 1998…has one sister, Hallie.

Duke Cross Country PR
4k – 14:09.0 (9/01/2017)
5k – 17:43.2 (9/15/2017)
6k – 21:20.5 (9/29/2017)

Duke Indoor PR
800m – 2:17.37 (1/19/2017)
1000m – 2:55.82 (1/19/2017)
Mile – 4:57.03 (2/18/2017)

Duke Outdoor PR
1500m – 4:30.63 (5/11/2019)

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