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     Sara O'Mara
    Sara O'Mara

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hinsdale, Ill.

    High School:
    Hinsdale Central

    Event:
    Throws


    2006 Highlights: UIC's top performers in the shot put, discus and hammer throw during the outdoor season...broke her own school record in the hammer throw with a heave of 52.9m at the Wisconsin Twilight on May 6...grabbed a trio of top 10 finishes at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships, placing second in the hammer throw (50.48m), third in the shot put (12.59m) and eighth in the discus (36.80m)...team's top performer in both the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor campaign...took third in the shot put at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a school record toss of 13.07m...also placed fifth at the indoor championships in the weight throw (14.59m)...marked her season-best distance of 13.34m in the shot put at the EIU Mega Meet on Jan. 21st...recorded a season-long distance of 15.01m in the weight throw at the UWM Tune-Up on Feb. 17th, placing first in the event at the meet.

    2005 Highlights: Did not participate in either indoor or outdoor seasons and will retain one year of eligibility.

    2004 Highlights: Finished third overall in the weight throw with a toss of 48'0" at the Lewis Invitational...set a then, school-record in the hammer throw with a heave of 145'11" at the Raleigh Relays...earned a then, school-record in the hammer throw with a first-place finish in the Chicagoland Championships with a mark of 153'6"...captured first-place in the hammer throw at the Elmhurst Invitational with a toss over 150'11"...set a school-record in the hammer throw with a second-place heave of 157'4" at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships...placed fifth in the hammer throw at the North Central Invitational with a toss of 152'11"...picked up UIC's longest indoor shot put mark of 37'9 ½" at the Horizon League Championships...owns UIC's top outdoor marks in both the discus (119'6") and shot put (36'10 ½")...set a school, indoor-record in the weight throw with a toss of 49'8" at the Horizon League Championships.

    2003 Highlights: Turned in a third-place finish in the shot put (37'6") at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet...placed third in the shot put with a heave of 36'10 ¼" at the Lewis Friday Night Series #1...picked up a runner-up finish (shot put, 36'5") and a fourth-place finish (weight throw, 43' 2 ¼") at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular...took home a sixth-place mark in the hammer throw (127'8) and a seventh-place finish in the discus (120'2") at the Chicagoland Championships...broke the (then) school-record in the hammer throw with a toss of 134'3" at the Lee Calhoun Memorial...set the school-record in the discus at the Elmhurst Invitational with a fourth-place mark of 123'0"...broke the hammer throw record again with a throw of 139'0" at the Boilermaker Invitational...threw a team-season best mark of 33' 6 ½" in the shot put at the Chicagoland Championships...set the school-record in the discus at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a toss of 128'1"...turned in a team-best indoor shot-put throw of 37'7" at the Lewis Friday Night Series #1.

    2002 Highlights: Broke the school-record in the Indoor Weight Throw with a heave of 48" ½' at the UW-Milwaukee Pre-Conference Tune-Up...holds the school-record in the discus with a mark of 118"8' at the Chicagoland Championships...finished second overall in the weight throw at the UW-Milwaukee Open with a toss of 35"4'...earned an indoor-season best in the shot put (37"10 ½') at the UW-Milwaukee Pre-Conference Tune-Up.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and track and field...placed eighth in the shot put at the IHSA Class AA state finals with a heave of 39-feet, 6 ¾ inches...two-time IHSA Class AA qualifier in the shot put and discus...captured the West Suburban Silver Conference discus championship with a toss of 121 feet...two-time West Suburban All-Academic team selection...daughter of Robert and Susan O'Mara...born on June 22, 1983...majoring in pre-elementary education.

    Career Best Indoor Throws
    Shot Put: 13.07m (2/25/06) **SCHOOL RECORD**
    Weight Throw: 49' 8" (2/21/04)
    

    Career Best Outdoor Throws Shot Put: 12.59m (5/12/06) Javelin: 62'0" (3/30/02) Discus: 128'1" (5/9/03) **SCHOOL RECORD** Hammer Throw: 173'7" (5/6/06) **SCHOOL RECORD**