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    Sara Coffey
    Sara Coffey

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Whitefish Bay, Wis.

    High School:
    Whitefish Bay

    Height:
    5-3



    2014: Competed in five events as a freshman ... Posted her best 5K time of 18:42.9 at the Notre Dame Invitational, which placed her eighth for the team and 160th overall (Oct. 3) ... Earned a spot in the lineup for the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and recorded her best 6K time of the year (22:42.4), good for seventh among Wildcats (Nov. 14) ... Also ran in 5K events at the Lucian Rosa Invitational and Illini Open.

    High School: Won a North Shore Conference championship in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter events in track and also won a regional championship in the two-mile as a junior in 2013 ... Received All-Area honors in cross country and track ... Four-time cross country state qualifier and qualified as a member of the 1,600 and 3,200-meter relay teams in track ... Recipient of the Duke Pride Award for outstanding leadership in athletics ... Distance MVP award winner in track ... Cross country team qualified for state championships all four years and won four straight conference and sectional championships ... Team was the runner-up in 2013 at Wisconsin state cross country championships ... Two-year team captain in both sports ... Member of the National Honor Society and a four-year high honor roll student, as well as an All-Conference Student-Athlete.

    Personal: Born Sara Cleary Coffey ... Daughter of Peter Coffey and Kristine Cleary ... Father attended Kellogg School of Management and grandmother attended Northwestern ... Also the cousin of former NU field hockey player Marnie Robbins ... Chose Northwestern over Marquette, Miami (Ohio) and Santa Clara ... Future major is undecided.