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Sara Jeffers
Sara Jeffers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ill.

High School:
Sacred Heart-Griffin

Event:
Distance


2004 Highlights: Competed in just two meets during the fall due to injury...finished 48th at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships on Nov. 1st with a 21:36.82...turned in a season-best 5K time of 20:37 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational...did not participate in any track and field meets and will retain two years of eligibility.

2003 Highlights: Placed second overall in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:44.02 at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet...picked up a career-best mark and a third-place finish of 18:09.84 in the 5,000-meter run at the Kent State Invitational...ran a season-best 5:24.02 in the mile run at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular...picked up a career-best time of 10:36.43 in the 3,000-meter run at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...placed sixth overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:01.05) at the Chicagoland Championships...finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:15.74) at the Kansas Relays...finished sixth overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a career-best time of 11:44.22.

2002 Highlights: Competed in six meets during the '01 cross country season...crossed in 18th with a time of 12:51 at the UIC Home Opener...placed 32nd in the JV Division at the Notre Dame invitational with a time of 20:47...during the track campaign, collected a then-school record and placed second overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (13:10.45) at the Wheaton College Invitational...added another then-school record and a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:36.42) at the Chicagoland Championships...turned in a top-20 finish in the 3,000-meter run (11:37.06) at the Smith-Barney Invitational...placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run (19:05.37) at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships...finished third overall in the 3,000-meter run (11:17) at the UIC Invitational...captured a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:49.49) at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Prep/Personal: Competed in track for only one year at the high school level...figure skated competitively for seven years...qualified for Ms. Fitness USA Nationals...selected to the All-State Academic team...daughter of Steve and Karen Jeffers...born July 29, 1983...majoring in kinesiology.

Career-Best Indoor Track Times
1-Mile Run          5:24.02          2/21/03
3,000-Meter Run    10:36.43          3/1/03
5,000-Meter Run    18:09.84          1/25/03

2003 Top Indoor Track Times 1-Mile Run 5:24.02 2/21/03 3,000-Meter Run 10:36.43 3/1/03 5,000-Meter Run 18:09.84 1/25/03

Career Best Outdoor Track Times 1,500-Meter Run 5:15.69 5/3/02 3,000-Meter Run 11:17.0 4/27/02 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 11:44.22 5/9/03 5,000-Meter Run 18:25.19 5/10/02 10,000-Meter Run 39:26.6 5/9/03

2003 Top Outdoor Track Times 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 11:44.22 5/9/03 10,000-Meter Run 39:26.6 5/9/03

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