Sarah Poirier
Sarah  Poirier


Wausau, Wis.

High School:
Wausau West




Marquette Travels to Jack Johnson Invitational

MU looks to build on recent success at Minnesota


Marquette Finishes Competition at Louisville and North Central

Winter leads the way with a third-place finish


Track and Field Heads to Lisle, Ill., for Benedictine Twilight

MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships


Distance Runners End Weekend of Competition at La Crosse

MU competed in three states at five meets


Golden Eagles Flock to Six Track & Field Meets Across the Country

Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday


Koeck's record and Poirier's run highlight week

William Koeck's school record in the hammer throw and Sarah Poirier's 5000m personal-best at the Lee Calhoun Invitational in Macomb, Ill. were Marquette's track and field Perfomances of the Week.

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2015)

3,000: 10:14.14
5,000: 18:06.19

3,000: 10:11.76
5,000: 17:45.78
10,000: 36:41.65

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.):
Competed in six indoor meets as a sophomore ... Recorded four top-10 finishes, including two victories ... Won the 5,000 meters at the UW-Parkside Open with a time of 19:42.04 and the 3,000 meters at the Panther TuneUp with a time of 10:56.43.
Outdoor (So.): Participated in four outdoor meets ... Claimed fourth place in the 3,000 meters in a dual against UW-Milwaukee with a time of 10:53.90.
Cross Country (Jr.): Competed in two meets ... Placed 15th at the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame with a 5K time of 20:35.2 ... Took 72nd place at the Badger Open with a 4K time of 16:14.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Outdoor: Did not compete.
: Did not compete.
Cross Country (So.)
: Competed in the first four meets of the season as a sophomore ... Notched a top 5k time of 19:27 in the JV race at the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 20) at Notre Dame to place ninth ... Ran final race of the season on Oct. 12 at UW-Parkside's Lucian Rosa Invitational (Oct. 12) and recorded a 5k time of 19:54.0.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters during the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Placed first and set a personal-best in the 3,000 meters at the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) with a time of 10:14.14... Set a new personal-best in the 5,000 meters at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 8) with a time of 18:06.19...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 3,000 meters, the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters during the 2013 outdoor campaign... Set new personal-best in all three events participated in during the outdoor campaign... Placed second in both of the 3,000 meter-runs competed including, recording times of 10:11.76 and 10:33.53 at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26) and the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual respectively... Posted a first-place finish at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 13) in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:45.78...2013 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Fr.): Competed in six races during her freshman year... Achieved a personal best at the 5k Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a time of 18:06.81 for a 115th-place finish overall (second for Marquette)... Inked another personal best at the 6k Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) with a time of 21:56 to finish of 30th overall (second for Marquette)... Ran in the 6k BIG EAST Cross Country Championship (Oct. 26), finishing 53rd overall (fourth for Marquette) with a time of 23:02.63... Competed in the 6k NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9) and placed 107th in a time of 22:19 (third for Marquette)...2012 XC Performance List.

High School: Poirier earned four letters in cross country and three in track and field at Wausau West High School ... Left Wausau West as the school's record holder in cross country (4K: 14:58; 5K: 19:09), the 3,200-meter run and the two mile (indoor: 11:18; outdoor: 11:17) ... Served as cross country team captain as both a junior and senior, while helping the Warriors to sectional and conference championships as a senior ... Led West to three WIAA State Cross Country meets her last three seasons, while earning honorable mention all-state honors with a 20th-place finish at the state meet as a senior ... Four-time all-conference and academic all-state performer in cross country ... State track meet qualifier in the 4x800-meter relay as a sophomore and in the 3,200-meter run and 4x800 relay as a junior ... Captured sectional title in the two mile and 4x800 relay as a junior ... Won the conference championship in the indoor mile and two mile as a senior ... Two-time all-conference track and field performer ... Earned four letters in hockey with the Central Wisconsin Storm (students from Wausau East, West, D.C. Everest and Mosinee), claiming a state championship as a senior and runner-up honors as a junior ... Ended career sixth on the Storm's all-time scoring list with 92 points ... Also earned one letter in soccer as a freshman ... Class valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a member of the National Honor Society ... Winner of the Gold Award for Wausau West academics as a senior ... Rotary Club Student of the Month (Dec. 2011), WIAA Scholar-Athlete nominee and Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship finalist ... Actively involved in volunteer work with Wausau Aspirus Hospital, Special Olympics, Jubilee House, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and the Salvation Army.

Personal: Poirier was born in Milwaukee to Rich and Jane Poirier ... Has two older brothers, Rich and Robert, and a younger sister, Claire ... Both parents attended Marquette ... Brother, Rich, played football at Colby College, while Robert plays lacrosse at Richmond ... Lists brothers as academic and athletic inspiration ... Favorite pro sports teams are the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Red Wings ... Majors in biomedical sciences.

Championships History

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (6k)
2013 - N/A
2012 - 53rd (23:02.63; fourth on MU)

NCAA Great Lakes Regional (6k)
2013 - N/A
2012 - 107th (22:19; third on MU)

2013 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/6 - Badger Classic(6k)
56 / 8
4 of 7
9/20 - National Catholic Invitational (5k)
9 / JV
10/5- Greater Louisville Classic (5k)
233 / 10
9 of 20
10/12 - Lucien Rosa Invitational (5k) 19:54.0 122 / 11 2 of 25
10/18 - Bradley Classic (6k)
11/2- BIG EAST (6k)
11/15 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k) - - -
2012 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (5k)
21 / 4
2 of 6
9/14 - National Catholic Invite (5k)
29 / 3
3 of 34
9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (5k)
115 / 2
22 of 31
10/12 - Bradley Classic (6k)
30 / 2
5 of 23
10/26 - BIG EAST (6k)
53 / 4
7 of 15
11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k) 22:19 107 / 3 16 of 32


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