Sara Barron - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Sara Barron Season 2015-16

Middle Distance

Class Senior
Hometown Oakland, Mich.
High School Notre Dame Prep

Major: Music, Management, and Marketing

Barron’s Track Bio: HERE

– 2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
– 2015 All-South Region
– 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
– 2014 NCAA South All-Region Team
– 2014 All-SECTeam
– 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
– 2012-2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Barron’s Times on

2015 Cross Country: Was the fifth Commodore across the line, and finished 177th overall, at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:22.40. … Captured All-Region honors with a 22nd-place finish at the NCAA South Regional, posting a time of 20:56.63 to help VU win its second consecutive region title. … Finished third for VU and 104th overall with a time of 21:01.7 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. … Took 30th place with a PR of 17:011.7 at the tradition-steeped Notre Dame Invitational. … Finished 46th with a time of 17:55 at the Commodore Classic. …Finished 16th with a time of 18:14.3 at the Belmont Opener.

2014 Cross Country: Capped an outstanding season by earning both All-Region and All-SEC honors after helping lead the Commodores to one of the best seasons in team history, which included their first-ever NCAA South region title and a second-place finish at the SEC Championships. … At the NCAA Nationals 6K, finished 175th with a time of 21:44.20. … At the NCAA Regionals 6K, earned a personal best of 19:59.40, placing ninth. … Placed 14th at the SEC Championships 6K with a time of 20:34.60. …Posted a time of 21:15 at the Wisoconsin Adidas Invitational 6K for a 104th finish. … Placed 40th in Roy Griak Invitational 6K with a time of 22:16.00. …Finished fourth at the Commodore Classic 5K with a personal-best time of 17:17.50, the second-best time among the Vanderbilt runners. … Took sixth with a time of 18:02.39 at the Belmont Opener 5K.

2013 Cross Country:
Covered 4.94K at the Crimson Classic in 18:20.95. … Ran 22:54.90 at the Roy Griak Invitational, the season’s first 6K race. … Clocked a personal-best in the 5K with a time of 18:15.26 at the Commodore Classic. … Opened her season at the Belmont Opener running the 5K course in 19:23.38.

2012 Cross Country: Placed sixth overall in her collegiate debut, helping Vanderbilt win the Belmont Opener with a 4K time of 14:43.0 … Finished 23rd overall at the Commodore Classic (22:11.5) … Posted a time of 18:47.7 in 5K at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 45th … Placed 76th at the SEC Championships (22:18.7).

High School (Notre Dame Prep): Won state championships in 800 meters and 1600 meters as a senior … Placed eighth at the state cross country meet in 2011 … Nationally ranked top times in the 800 meters (20th) and 1600 meters (15th) … Finished fourth at he New Balance High School Nationals in the 800 meters … Michigan D-2 State Champion in the 800 meters (2011).

Personal: Daughter of Bruce and Lissa Barron. Sister to Liz (23), PJ (22), and Michaella (15).