Sarah Morrison
Sarah Morrison

Player Profile
Hometown:
Chambersburg, Pa.

High School:
Chambersburg

Position:
Cross Country/Middle Distance

Birthdate:
04/29/1989

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

On Morrison: Gives the team a great deal of depth with her versatility in the middle distance events ... Natural steeplechaser who has been a BIG EAST champion in the event ... Possesses an incredible work ethic and is an experienced racer who sets an example for the rest of the team.

2011 Outdoor: Competed four times in the 3000 meter steeplechase, finishing 13th at the BIG EAST Championships and 16th in her heat at the NCAA East Regional ... Notched her best time of the season at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where she finished eighth in 10:34.67 ... Also registered a third place finish at the 46th Colonial Relays ... In the season-opening Big Five Invite, placed sixth in the 1500 meters (4:43.81) and 18th in the 800 meters (2:23.78).

2011 Indoor: Ran two races each in the Mile and the 3000 meters ... Placed 11th in the Mile at the NYRR II meet and finished 17th at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed second in the 3000 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational and second in the Eastern section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2010 Cross Country: Was among the team's top seven runners in every meet during the season, including the three postseason meets ... Registered a 32nd place finish at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 41st at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Had a season-best 6000 meters time of 21:36 at the Penn State National, where she finished in 31st place out of 304 runners ... Came in 71st at the Notre Dame Invitational and fifth in the three-mile race at the Main Line Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Finished fifth in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Colonial Relays and 12th at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in second in the 1500 meters at the Villanova Duals and was third in the 3000 meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.

2010 Indoor: Turned in first place finishes in both the 3000 meters (Jack Pyrah Invitational) and the Mile (Penn State Relays) ... Finished third in the 3000 meters at the NYRR I meet and came in ninth in the Mile at the NYRR II meet.

2009 Cross Country: Redshirted.

2009 Outdoor: Individual BIG EAST champion in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a personal best time of 10:12.40 ... Advanced all the way to the NCAA Championships in the steeplechase after finishing seventh at the NCAA East Regional ... Came in 12th in her heat at the NCAA finals ... Also during the season registered a seventh place finish in the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays.

2009 Indoor: Posted fourth-place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships in both the Mile and the distance medley relay ... Came in eighth at the ECAC Championship in the 3000 meters with a personal best time of 9:40.51 ... Raced to a fourth place finish in the 3000 meters at the Penn State National ... Picked up her first collegiate victory with a first place performance in the 1000 meters at the Penn State Relays.

2008 Cross Country: Top finish during the season was 12th place at the Old Nassau Run ... Also came in 24th at the Paul Short Invitational ... Competed in the Blue Race at the Pre-NCAA Meet and came in 65th ... Placed 17th overall at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished 28th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and 128th at the NCAA Championships.

2008 Outdoor: Excelled in the 3000 meter steeplechase and qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the event ... Finished eighth in her heat at the regional meet ... Came in fourth in the steeplechase at the ECAC Championship with a then personal best time of 10:44.23 ... Also placed sixth at the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in third in her heat of the 800 meters at the Florida Relays and ran a leg of the distance medley relay squad that finished in third place.

2008 Indoor: Came in fifth place at the BIG EAST Championships in the Mile with a time of 4:56.23.

2007 Cross Country: Placed 148th at the Paul Short Run and 144th at the Penn State National.

Personal: Born 4/29/89 ... Older of two children of Karen and Lew Morrison ... Has a younger brother, Scott, who ran track at Charleston Southern ... Comprehensive Science major.

PERSONAL BESTS

1500 Meters                    4:31.04             2009 ECAC Championship
3000 Meters                    9:40.51             2009 ECAC Championship
3000 Meter Steeplechase        10:12.40            2009 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Champion                                  2009 (3000 Meter Steeplechase)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                         2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

3000 Meter Steeplechase        1st                 2009 Outdoor
Mile                           4th                 2009 Indoor
Distance Medley Relay          4th                 2009 Indoor
Mile                           5th                 2008 Indoor
3000 Meter Steeplechase        6th                 2008 Outdoor

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