Event: Middle distance
PR: 1500m 3:39.17 (2001), Mile 4:00.29 (2000); 5,000m 14:14.08 (2001)
Born: October 5, 1981 in Elmhurst, Ill.
Current Residence: Elmhurst, Ill.
High School: York (Elmhurst, Ill.) HS 00
College: Stanford 04
Coach: Vin Lananna
Career Highlights: 2002 NCAA Outdoor 1,500m champion; sixth at 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships
After just two years on The Farm, Sage has emerged as one of the top distance runners in Stanford history, earning six All-America honors in cross country and track in only two seasons at Stanford. The greatest accomplishment of his promising career came when he won the 2002 NCAA 1,5000m title. He was named USATFs Athlete of the Week on November 19, 2002 after winning the mens NCAA Cross Country West Regional the previous weekend at his home course in Stanford, Calif. Sage led the #1 ranked Cardinal to a commanding team victory with his win in 30 minutes, 13 secondsnamed the 2001 Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Sage placed sixth at the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships, teaming with Grant Robison (3rd), Louis Luchini (5th), Ian Dobson (9th) and Adam Tenforde (29th) in bringing Stanford its third NCAA mens cross country title. Enjoyed an outstanding career at York Community High School, where he won the 1600 and 3200 meter state titles in his junior and senior seasons ran 8:42.90 in the 3200 meters at the state meet, the #2 time in the nation in 2000 ran the 1600 meters in 4:07.3 won the Golden West Invitational mile in 4:04.24 and followed that up with a career-best 4:00.29 in the mile at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, which was #1 in the nation in 2000, and #4 for a high school runner in U.S. history helped lead his team to the national high school indoor 4x800 meter relay record, and also the national high school outdoor 4x800 meter relay record won the Illinois state cross country title in his senior season and finished second at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championshipsmajoring in Economics at Stanford.
opening round at USA Outdoors (3:51.33)...best of 3:51.33.
2002: NCAA Outdoor 1,500m champion (3:42.65)6th at NCAA Cross Country Championshipsranked #8 in 1500m in U.S. by T&FNbest of 3:41.61.
2001: 5th at NCAA Outdoor 1500m (3:39.27)9th in opening round at USA Outdoors (3:52.61) 7th at NCAA Cross Country Championships4th at Pac-10 Outdoor 5000mNCAA Cross Country West Regional championbests of 3:39.27 & 14:14.08.
2000: Best in mile of 4:00.29.