w-track Sara Gilson Bio - Loyola University Maryland Official Athletic Site

  Sara Gilson
Sara Gilson
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Williamstown, N.J.

High School:
Paul VI High School

Event:
Distance


2014 (Sophomore): Running only the 1500m in the 2014 indoor season, she placed 14th at the NYC Gotham Cup with a time of 5:36.47...She recorded a person best at the Terrapin Invitational a week later with a time of 5:31.09.

2013 (Freshman): Member of the 4x800m team that finished first at the Loyola/Hopkins Invite and sixth at the MAAC Outdoor Championships... Recorded best individual finish (6th) at the TCNJ Invite, running the 5000m in 19:12.67... Finished in the top-10 of the 1500m at the Towson Invite, with a time of 5:05.86.

Before Loyola: Guided Paul VI High school to a first-place finish in the `B' race at Cross Country Carnival at VanCortlandt Park in 2011... Team finished second at the Parochial Cross Country Meet, as well as sixth at the South Jersey Shootout in 2011... Had a fourth place individual finish at the South Jersey Open... In 2011, was named to the All-Conference Team, All-Parochial Team and All-South Jersey Senior Team... Earned 11 total varsity letters in cross country and indoor/outdoor track.

Personal: Sara Elizabeth Gilson... Daughter of Diane and William Gilson... Has two brothers, John and Nick... Became the first female from Paul VI High School to run for a Division I school in four years... Named NJSIAA Scholar Athlete in 2012... Was a member of the Good Samaritan Club, National Honor Society and Ambassadors Club... Graduated third in her class.

Personal Bests:
Outdoor:
1,500m: 5:00.66 (Hopkins/Loyola Invite, 4/13/13)
3,000m: 10:54.60 (Colonial Relays, 4/6/13)
5,000m: 19:12.67 (TCNJ Lions Invite, 4/27/13)