Track & Field

Sarah Verdoliva


Mexico, N.Y.

High School:

Middle Distance


Sarah Verdoliva

2009-10: Bettered her own school record in the indoor 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.05, recorded in a preliminary heat at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...Recorded the three-fastest indoor 800-meter times for the Golden Eagles...Shot her name into the MU record book in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:53.53 at the Meyo Invitational...Also notched the top-two times in the 600 meters with a top time of 1:37.00...Won the indoor mile at the Badger Quadrangular on Jan. 16 in 5:13.56...Member of MU's 4x400 and distance medley relays at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...Helped distance medley relay (Grebinski, Grant, Pelzel) place fifth in 11:45.03 by running the 800 leg...During the indoor season, recorded a PR of 2:11.47 in the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays to move into the fourth spot on the Marquette all-time list...Each of the four outdoor 800 times turned in by Verdoliva were under 2:11.80...Finished 13th in her preliminary heat of the 800 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...Recorded a PR of 4:36.59 in the 1,500-meter run at the Beach Invitational on April 17...Ran in the 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and finished eighth in 9:02.12 on May 2.

2008-09: Served as track and field co-captain...Set the school record in the indoor 800m run at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 2:12.38...ran a BIG EAST qualifying time of 2:57.13 in the 1,00m at the Meyo Invitational...Ran with the 4x800m and distance medley relay squads at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing seventh and sixth, respectively...Ran the 800m in 2:13.00 in the preliminary heat at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...(Cross Country): Best 5K Finish: 18:37...During her third season as a Golden Eagle, Verdoliva competed in three 5K races...At the NIU Huskie Invitational finished second on the team and 13th overall with a time of 19:48. She also made an impact at the Notre Dame Invitational, when she helped the Golden Eagles finish in the top 20 as a team and she also recorded her best time on the season, at 18:37.

2007-08: At the Iowa Hawkeye Track Classic, ran a 1:37.30 race in the 600m, placing second, recording a personal best, and capturing seventh all-time...Took third all-time en route to a BIG EAST qualifying mark and collegiate best in the 500m at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 1:16.23...Was part of the 4x800m relay team at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship that placed third and tallied the top all-time race in MU history...Set a personal record and took sixth all-time in the Marquette record books with a 2:13.81 race in the 800m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, good for eighth place...Helped the 4x400m relay team win first at the Marquette Twilight Meet...Clocked a 2:13.34 time in the 800m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships while also running a 2:13.4 leg of the 4x800m relay squad that won the meet and captured first all-time...At the DePaul Relays, helped the 4x200m relay and sprint medley relay finish first and second, respectively, with the sprint medley race placing fourth all-time at Marquette.

2006-07: Finished fourth with a time of 1:29.06 in the 600y at the Iowa State Open...Finished 31st with an indoor best time of 2:17.70 in the 800m at the Meyo Invitational...Member of the third place 1,600m Relay team at the Iowa State Invitational...Crossed the line in second with a time of 4:14.88 as a member of the 1,000m relay team at the Dick Pond Invitational... Finished third with a time of 9:01.26 as a member of the 3,200 Meter Relay team at the Big East Championships...Earned fifth with a time of 11:52.34 on the Distance Medley Relay Team at the Big East Indoor Championships...Crossed the line fourth with an outdoor best time of 2:17.40 in the 800m at Wisconsin Twilight... Member of the fifth place 1,600m relay team at the Spring Saluki Invitational finishing in 3:55.16... Finished fourth with a time of 3:55.08 as a member of the 1,600m relay team, at the Iowa Musco Invitational...

2005-06: Redshirted both indoor and outdoor seasons...

High School: Holds three school records in 200 meters, 400 meters, and 800 meters at Mexico High School in Mexico, N.Y. ... Holds personal best times of 58:36 in the 400 meter and 2:16.10 in the 800 meter... Lettered in track for three years and in swimming for four years... Was named Mexico Female Athlete of the Year 2004 and 2005...

Personal: Born September 30, 1987 ... Daughter of Francis and Noureen Verdoliva ... Has a younger sister, Rachel ... Father ran cross country and track at Oswego State ... Lists playing the guitar as one of her hobbies ... Majors in physiological sciences and medicine.

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