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  Sara Bei
Sara Bei

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, CA

High School:
Montgomery

Event:
Middle Distances

Birthdate:
04/15/1983

Honors:
Four-time All-American

Stanford: Multi-time All-American and Pac-10 champion returns for her senior year as a major contender for NCAA Indoor and Outdoor national titles.

2004 Track & Field Season: The NCAA Championship runner-up in the 5000 meters ... The Pac-10 champion in the 5000 meters ... The NCAA West Regional champion in the 5000 meters for the second consecutive year with a time of 16:12.86 ... Competed in the finals in the 5000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... Ran a career-best 15:36.21 in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, the fourth-best time in school history and the fourth-best time in Pac-10 history ... Placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the Pac-10 Championships with a time of 4:23.43 ... Ran a personal best time of 4:19.49 in the 1500 meters at Occidental College ... A member of the winning 4 x 1500 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... Runner-up in the 3000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a personal best time of 9:05.02, the third-best time in Stanford history ... Ran a personal best of 4:41.17 in the indoor mile at the MPSF Championship, the fourth-best time in school history ... Ran the mile on the distance medley relay team that finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championship ... Named All-American in the 3000 meters and the distance medley relay indoors, and the 5000 meters outdoors.

2003 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): A finalist at the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters ... Captured the 5000 meter title at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 16:06.48 ... Placed third in the 5000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships ... Ran a season best of 16:03.08 in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, the sixth-best performance all-time at Stanford ... Finished second in the 10,000 meters (33:58.06, #5 all-time at Stanford) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Ran the anchor leg on the winning 4 x Mile Relay team at the Drake Relays. ... Ran a career best of 4:20.83 in the 1500 meters at the Big Meet versus California.

2002 Track & Field Season (Freshman): The 2002 U.S. Junior National champion in the 3000 meters ... Competed for Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica ... Finished twelfth in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Championships ... Runner-up in the 5000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships ... An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 1500 meters ... The only American Junior to have hit the qualifying standard for the 2002 IAAF World Junior Championships in the 1500 meters, 3000 meters and 5000 meters ... Finished the 2002 indoor season as the highest ranked American collegiate freshman at 3000 meters.

2004 Cross Country Season: Redshirted after finishing first in the 4000 meters at the Stanford Invitational and the Notre Dame Invitational leading the Cardinal to the team title in both races.

2003 Cross Country Season (Junior): The Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year ... Winner of the Pac-10 Conference Female Athlete of the Year - presented to a Stanford athlete who distinguishes herself in "Conference competition." ... Led Stanford to the national title with a third place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Named All-American for her efforts at the NCAA Championships ... The Pac-10 individual champion for the second consecutive year ... Placed third at the NCAA West Regional Championships to help Stanford win the team title ... A finalist for the Honda Sports Award in cross country ... Finished first at the Bronco Invitational and the Stanford Invitational 4000 meters ... A first team All Pac-10 selection.

2002 Cross Country Season (Sophomore): The 2002 Pac-10 individual champion ... Also recorded victories at the Notre Dame Invitational, Stanford Invitational (6000 meters) and Fullerton Season Opener ... A first team All Pac-10 selection ... Finished fifth at the NCAA West Regional and was Stanford's fourth runner at the NCAA Championships ... Placed third at the Pre-NCAA Meet White race.

2001 Cross Country Season (Freshman): The 2001 Pac-10 Women's Newcomer of the Year ... Finished in the Top 10 in her first four races ... Finished second at the Pac-10 Championships, fourth at the Pre-NCAA's (Silver Race), sixth at the Stanford Invitational and seventh at the NCAA West Regional ... Stanford's fifth runner at the NCAA's ... Competed for Team USA at the World Cross Country Junior Championships in Dublin, Ireland after placing third at the U.S. Junior Winter Nationals.

High School: A three-time state champion in the mile and two-mile ... Won the 2001 Millrose Games mile title at Madison Square Garden ... The National Scholastic Indoor mile and two-mile champion... In cross country, the 2000 Footlocker National Cross Country champion ... Became the first person to ever win four individual cross country titles in California ... A three-time high school All-American ... Recipient of the CIF citizenship award and CIF scholar-athlete.

Cardinal Catalogue: Human Biology major ... A 2002, 2003 and 2004 Pac-10 All-Academic track & field selection ... A 2002 and 2003 Pac-10 All-Academic and Academic All-American in cross country ... Parents are Gary and Karen Bei ... Both parents graduated from Stanford ... Her father played baseball at Stanford, earning letters in 1974 and 1975 ... Born April 15, 1983.

Collegiate Career Bests: 1500 meters (4:19.49); Mile (4:41.17); 3000 meters (9:05.02); 5000 meters (15:36.21); 10,000 meters (33:58.06)


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