Cross Country

Sarah Ball

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kenosha, Wis.

High School:
Tremper

Sarah Ball

10/26/2012

Marquette Women Notch Top BIG EAST Finish Since 2008

MU women placed seventh, men eighth

10/24/2012

Cross Country Prepared for 2012 BIG EAST Championships

MU XC will run Friday at 10 a.m. CT

09/29/2012

Cross Country Competes at Greater Louisville Classic

MU women place 22nd, men 23rd at Louisville

09/05/2012

Improved Consistency the Goal for MU Women's Cross Country

MU women have 10 returning runners

11/12/2011

Men's Cross Country Records Best NCAA Regional Finish Since 2007

MU men eighth, women 17th in Toledo

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013):

Indoor-
600:
1:36.47 (No. 5 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
800
:2:15.34
1,000:
2:55.80 (No. 6/Freshman Record)
Mile: 5:01.68

Outdoor-
800:
2:14.14
1,500:
4:39.30
Steeplechase: 11:02.26


2012-13:
Indoor (Jr.): Competed in the 800 meters, the 1,000 meters, and the mile over the course of the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Posted a third-place finish in the 1,000 with a time of 3:02.09 at the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Jr.): Competed in three events during the 2013 outdoor campaign, including the 400 hurdles, the 1,500 meters and the steeplechase... Registered a third-place finish and a new personal-best in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:12.25 at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) ... Posted a second-place finish at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 13) in the steeplechase with a time of 11:47.11 ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Jr.): Ran in four meets during the 2012 season... In the 6k Huskie Open (Sept. 7), ran a 19:35.42 for a 38th place finish overall (11th for Marquette)... Ran in the BIG EAST Cross Country Championship (Oct. 26) with a time of 23:56.43 to finish 82nd (ninth for Marquette) ...2012 XC Performance List.

2011-12:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.):
Ball competed in four events during the indoor season, including three times in the 1,000-meter run ... Placed 12th at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 18) in the 1,000 with a time of 2:56.35 .... Also ran the women's 4x800-meter relay at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships along with Krista McClure, Grace Magliola and Kenzie Vicker, placing 10th in 9:10.61 ... Competed in the 800 and 1,000 at the prestigious Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4) and notched a PR of 2:15.34 in the 800 to place 29th ... Ran a personal best in the indoor mile at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 28) with a mark of 5:01.68 in a fourth-place finish ... Won the 600 at the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet in 1:38.70...2012 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (So.): Ball competed in three events during the outdoor season, including five times in the 800-meter run... Posted first place finishes in the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 5) meet and the Lee Calhoun Invitational (Apr. 14)... Also ran the 1,500-meter run with a personal best of 4:39.30 finishing 103rd at the Mt. SAC Relays (Apr. 19) ... Also competed in the steeplechase event four times... Placed 14th at the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships (May 4) with a personal-best time of 11:02.26, the ninth-best time in school history ... Competed in the women's 4x800-meter relay at BIG EAST Outdoor Championships along with Krista McClure, Grace Magliola and Olivia Johnson, placing 11th in 9:16.65...2012 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (So.): Ran in all seven cross country meets during her sophomore season, with six top-seven finishes and three top-five finishes ... Saved her best performance for last, notching a career-best 6k time of 22:27.6 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship (Nov. 12) in Toledo, Ohio to place 93rd overall and third on Marquette ... Finished 76th overall (fifth on MU) in 22:40.2 at the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championships in Louisville (Oct. 29) ... Was Marquete's top finisher at the Wisconsin Badger Opener (Sept. 9) in a 5k time of 18:54.6 ... Marquette's sixth finisher at the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 16), Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 1) and Bradley Classic (Oct. 14) ... Season-best 5k time of 18:41.10 was recorded at the Greater Louisville Classic ...2011 Cross Country Performance List.

2010-11:
Indoor (Fr.): Recorded freshman records in both the 600- and 1,000-meter runs, with times of 1:36.47 (No. 5 all-time) and 2:55.8 (No. 6 all-time), respectively... Ball's 600 personal record was recorded at the UWM Dual meet (Jan. 22) where she placed second ... In addition to qualifying for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 1,000, Ball qualified in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.4 at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 29)... Although Ball did not compete in the 800 or 1,000 at the indoor conference championships, she ran the lead leg for the 4x800 relay (9:22.26) and the 1,200 leg of the distance medley relay (12:03.32), which finished 10th and ninth, respectively.
Outdoor (Fr.):
During the outdoor season, Ball competed in the 800- and 1,500-meter runs, recording PRs of 2:14.14 and 4:41.85, respectively ... Notched a time of 2:14.14 in the 800 at the Polytan Invitational (April 23) to place 14th ... Recorded a PR of 4:41.85 at the Beach Invitational on April 16 to place 31st.
Cross Country (Fr.): Competed in two cross country meets during her freshman season ...Ran a 4K time of 15:12.5 at the Wisconsin Badger Classic to finish 21st overall...Competed in the National Catholic Invitational and finished with a 5K time of 19:55 ...2010 Performance List.

Prior to Marquette: Ball earned four letters each in cross country and track and field at Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wis. ... A two-time track team captain and a cross country captain as a senior, Ball has been a state meet qualifier each year in both sports and earned all-state recognition as a junior and senior ... Ball was only the second person in the history of the Kenosha County Cross Country Meet to capture an overall title four-straight years.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2012-
1,000-meter run: 2:56.35 (12th)
4x800-meter relay
:9:10.61 (10th) (w/McClure, Magliola and Vicker)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2012-
Steeplechase:
11:02.26 (14th)
4x800-meter relay: 9:16.65 (11th) (w/McClure, Magliola and Johnson)
2011-
4x800-meter relay: 9:10.96 (lead leg w/Pelzel, Kelly and Magliola)

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championship (6k)
2012 - 82nd (23:56.43; ninth on MU)
2011 - 76th (22:40.2; fifth on MU)
2010 - N/A

NCAA Regional (6k)
2012 - N/A
2011 - 93rd (22:27.6; third on MU)
2010 - N/A

2012 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (5k)
19:35.42
38 / 11
2 of 6
9/14 - National Catholic Invite (5k)
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9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (6k)
19:19.45
219 / 7
22 of 31
10/12 - Bradley Classic (6k)
22:30
66 / 8
5 of 23
10/26 - BIG EAST (6k)
23:56.43
82 / 9
7 of 15
11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k)---


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