Sarah Gillespie
Sarah Gillespie
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manchester, Conn.
High School: Northwest Catholic
Position: Middle Distance
Major: Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience & Evolution
House Affiliation: Dunster

Personal Bests:
800 Meters - 2:14.13 (O)
1,000 Meters - 2:49.86 (I)
1,500 Meters - 4:21.04 (O)
1 Mile - 4:48.11 (I)

Did not compete. 

Record holder in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:22.53 at the New Balance Grand Prix … Record holder in the 1,000m with a time of 2:49.86 at the indoor Heps … Finished eighth overall in the distance medley relay with a time of 12:15.56 at indoor Heps … Finished third overall in the mile with a time of 4:54.36 at HYP … Placed fourth in the 4x880y relay with a time of 9:27.32 at HYP … Placed second overall in the 1500m run in a time of 4:26.91 at outdoor Heps prelims…  Finished fourth in the 4x800 relay at the outdoor Heps with a time of 8:43.74 … School record holder in the 1500m with a time of 4:21.04 at the UVA Challenge. 

Earned a spot at the NCAA East Preliminaries, clocking a time of 4:24.40 in the 1500m run … Broke the school distance medley relay record with a time of 11:18.59 at the Penn Relays … Finished fourth overall in the 1500m run with a time of 4:23.32 and fifth overall in the 1 mile run at 4:48.11 at the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Won the 800m run against Yale with a time of 2:14.13 … Placed fifth in the mile event at indoor Heps. 

Before Harvard

Personal Bests:
800 – 2:11.06
1,000 – 2:51.31
1,600 – 4:49.89
3,000 – 10:10.34

Two-time All-New England for track and field … Played volleyball and was all-conference, all-state and Team MVP in 2013 … 2012 captain of volleyball, indoor and outdoor track teams … Graduated with outdoor school records in 800, 1,600, mile, 4x800 and distance medley relay … Graduated holding indoor records for 800, 1,000, 1,500, 1,600, mile, 3,000, 3,200, distance medley relay, sprint medley relay, 4x800 and 4x400 … Also holds state indoor track records at 800 and 1,000 … Three-time all-conference and all-state outdoor track and field honoree … Class Valedictorian, Archdiocesan Suma scholar, National Merit Finalist and CIAC Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Helped at local soup kitchen from 2009-13