Year Inducted: 2013
Sarah was widely considered one of the best female distance runners in Ohio for approximately a decade (1986-1996) during her time running with the Bob Schul Racing Team. She won numerous local and regional races during that time period. More recently, she returned to racing as a master and is once again winning races, including being ﬁrst female master ﬁnisher at the Dayton River Corridor Classic (1:35:39) in 2011.
High School / College
During her senior year of high school (1979), she ﬁnished 6th at the Ohio State High School Cross Country Championship and ﬁnished 8th in the prestigious Midwest Regional Cross Country Championship. In the fall, Sarah won the Minster Oktoberfest 10K, one of the most competitive distance races in Ohio. After running two years of cross country for Ohio State University, she decided to transition to the marathon distance where she excelled.
In her ﬁrst attempt at the marathon, Sarah ran a 2:52:51 and ﬁnished third overall female at the Revco-Cleveland Marathon in 1983. She continually ran sub-three hour marathons from 1983-1994 including the Rocket City Marathon (2:54) in 1985, Tokyo International (2:53) in 1987, Las Vegas (2:53) in 1994, and Grandma’s Marathon (2:41:31) in 1987 ... which qualiﬁed her for the 1988 USA Women’s Olympic Trials. She was 4th overall female at Grandma’s that same year which is even more impressive when you realize that it was the USA Women’s National Championship Marathon. In addition to the marathon, Sarah excelled at the 5K, 10K, and half-marathon distances winning many of the most competitive races in the region at each distance, including being a two time winner of the Dayton River Corridor Classic (1993-1994). In 1987, she set an age group record at the Cincinnati Heart Mini 15K (55:02).