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Sarah Firestone
Player Profile:
Sarah Firestone 1112639
Position: Throws
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mercersburg, Pa.
High School: Mercersburg Academy
Major: Broadcasting & Ad/PR

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

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

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

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

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

2015 (Sophomore)
Outdoor: Set a school record to win the Big Ten javelin title with her PR 184-3 (56.15m)...reached the NCAA Outdoor Championships and finished 17th (155-1, 47.27m) to earn honorable-mention All-America honors...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 (50.49) to finish fifth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships...named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and earned a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award and spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters.

Before Nebraska (Mercersburg Academy)
Joined the Huskers from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa...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...holds Mid-Atlantic Prep League and school records in javelin...notched a personal best of 152-1 (46.35) in the javelin...posted a mark of 144-10 (44.14) in the javelin to finish third at the 2012 Penn Relays...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 with a throw of 150-5 (45.84)...finished fifth in the javelin at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships with a throw of 133-8 (40.75)...came in second in the javelin at the 2013 Penn Relays with a throw of 148-10 (45.36)...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.

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