Cross Country

Sarah Verdoliva


Mexico, N.Y.

High School:


Sarah Verdoliva

2009: Placed ninth overall, sixth on the team, at the DePaul Invitational with a time of 15:00.98 to help MU claim first place...Ran a season-best 5K time of 18:56.7 at the Midwest Collegiate Open and finished 22nd overall to help MU claim third place...Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 24:13.

2008:During her third season as a Golden Eagle, Sarah competed in three, 5K races. An impressive performance came at the NIU Huskie Invitational, when she 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 Lady 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...


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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