Sarah

Firestone

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Throws
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mercersburg, Pa.
High School: Mercersburg Academy
Major: Broadcasting & Ad/PR

Bio

TFRRS All-Time Performances

Personal Bests
Outdoor
Javelin: 184-3 (56.15m) (5/16/15)

NCAA Championships
2016 (O): Javelin - 161-7 (49.26m) (16th)
2015 (O): Javelin - 155-1 (57.26m) (17th)

Big Ten Championships
2016 (O): Javelin - 168-8 (51.40m) (3rd)
2015 (O): Javelin - 184-3 (56.15m) (1st)
2014 (O): Javelin - 165-7 (50.46m) (5th)

Honors
All-America Second Team (Javelin - 2016 Outdoor)
USTFCCCA Honorable Mention (Javelin - 2015 Outdoor)
Big Ten Champion (Javelin - 2015 Outdoor)
All-Big Ten First Team (Javelin - 2015 Outdoor)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014, 2015)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2016; Spring 2014)

2017 (Senior)
Indoor: Set a personal record in the shot put at the Adidas Classic with a mark of 36-3 (11.05m).

Outdoor: Placed second at the Pac-12 vs. Big-10 Invitational with a mark of 163-8 (49.88m).

2016 (Junior)
Outdoor: Finished 16th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the javelin with a throw of 161-7 (49.26m) to earn second-team All-America honors...placed third at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a throw of 168-8 (51.40m)...won javelin titles at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational (170-6, 51.98m), Husker Spring Invitational (172-10, 52.67m) and Kansas relays (181-9, 55.39m)...placed seventh at the U.S. Olympic Trials and represented Team USA at the NACAC U-23 Championships.

2015 (Sophomore)
Outdoor: Set a school record to win the Big Ten javelin title with her personal-best 184-3 (56.15m)...reached the NCAA Outdoor Championships and finished 17th (155-1, 47.27m) to earn USTFCCCA honorable mention...won javelin titles in each of the first three meets of the outdoor season.

2014 (Freshman)
Outdoor: Threw the javelin a season-best 165-7 (50.49m) to finish fifth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Before Nebraska
Joined the Huskers from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania...was a three-sport varsity athlete (track and field, basketball, soccer)...two-time AAU national champion in the javelin and Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) state record-holder in the javelin and discus...set Mid-Atlantic Prep League and school records in the javelin...notched a prep best of 152-1 (46.35m) in the javelin...named USA Track and Field's 2012 Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year in the intermediate girls' field division...finished first in the discus and the javelin at the 2012 PAISAA Track and Field Championships...finished second in the javelin at the 2013 New Balance National Championships...finished fifth in the javelin at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships...came in second in the javelin at the 2013 Penn Relays...was a two-time NFL Punt, Pass and Kick national champion in her age group (2006, 2008).

Personal
Born Feb. 16, 1995...parents are AJ and Judy...major is broadcasting and advertising/public relations.

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