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SARAH SCHWALD
Event: 1500m
Height: 5-5
Weight: 105
PRs: 800m 2:07.22 (2000); 1500m 4:04.33 (2001); Mile 4:34.02 (2001); 3000m 8:51.68 (2001)
Born: January 2, 1973 in Bellingham, Wash.
Current Residence: Madison, Wis.
High Schools: John Rogers HS 91 (Wash.); Liberty HS (Colo.) 88
College: Arkansas 95
Coach: Peter Tegen
Agent: Jos Hermans
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 3rd at 2006 USA Outdoors; 2004 USA Indoor Championships 3000m bronze medalist; 2003 USA Indoor 1500m silver medalist; 2002 USA Outdoors bronze medalist; 2001 USA Outdoors 1500m bronze medalist; USA Indoor Championships 3000m bronze medalist; 1995 NCAA Indoor 3000m Champion; 1989 USA Junior 1500m champion

Schwald missed out on the medals in the 1,500m by one place at the 2005 USA Outdoors, clocking 4:07.86 to take fourth... she was eighth in the 1,500m at the 2004 Olympic Trials following her third-place finish in the 3,000m at the 2004 USA Indoors and also her runner-up finish in the 1,500m at the 2003 Outdoor Championshipsa former U.S. junior 1,500m and NCAA indoor 3,000m champion while at the University of Arkansas, Schwald re-emerged as a national-level runner in 2001 after taking 1997 and 1999 offthe Washington state native and 1995 NCAA Indoor 3,000m champion, Schwald trained for a time in Boston after graduating from Arkansasin 2000 she relocated to Madison to be coached by Peter Tegen and train with Suzy Favor Hamilton, Amy Wickus, Kathy Butler and other world-class athletes coached by TegenMissed advancing to the final at 2001 World Outdoor Championships by one place after a competitor fell in front of her throwing her off stride. I really thought with about 300 meters to go that I was sitting fine, she said. Then that girl fell, and its really difficult to regain momentum when you come to a stop. Ive had a great year, and I really think Ive shown that I belong in some of these races.

2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors (4:11.60)

2005: 4th in 1,500m at USA Outdoors (4:07.88)...1st in 1,500m at Zagreb (4:07.86)8th in 3,000m at Linz (9:05.02)2nd in 1,500m at Millrose Games (4:33.69)4th in 3,000m at Reebok Boston Games (8:54.42)ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FNbests of 4:07.86 and 9:05.02.
2004:
3rd at USA Indoors 3,000m (9:03.25i)4th in 3,000m at Tyson Foods Invitational (8:55.94i).
2003:
Runner-up at 1,500m (4:17.23i) & 6th 3,000m (9:00.44i) at USA Indoors7th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (4:09.58)3rd at Home Depot Invitational (4:08.16)7th at USA Outdoors (4:16.89)ranked #4 at 1,500m & #5 at 3,000m in U.S. by T&FNbests of 4:08.16 & 9:00.44.
2002:
3rd at USA Indoors Mile (4:34.51)3rd at USA Outdoors (4:11.40)4th at World Cup 3 km (8:57.27)12th in Monaco (4:04.53)11th in Brussels (4:06.15)11th at Bislett (4:09.32)3rd at Stanford (4:12.75)3rd at Glasgow (4:12.82)11th at Paris 3 km (8:56.49)4th at Madrid (8:57.27)ranked #5 at 1,500m, #3 at 3,000m in U.S. by T&FNbests of 4:04.53 & 8:56.49.
2001:
3rd at USA Outdoors 1500m (4:08.57) got her IAAF A qualifier with 4:05.64 July 6 in Paris 3rd at USA Indoors (8:57.03)7th in semifinal at World Outdoor Champs (4:11.74)2nd at Millrose Games mile (4:43.41)ranked #2 (1,500m) in U.S. by T&FNbests of 4:04.33PR (7th in Brussels), 4:34.02 and 8:51.68i.
2000: Bests of 2:07.22 and 4:19.05.
1999: Did not compete.
1998: Bests of 4:17.74 and 4:42.59.
1997: Did not compete.
1996: 7th, Olympic Trials 1500m bests of 2:40.11 (1000m), 4:09.89, 4:39.32i and 9:11.23.
1995: NCAA indoor 3000m champion runner-up SEC 1500m and 3000m 9th, NCAA Outdoors 1500m 2nd, Olympic Festival 1500m bests of 4:17.37, 4:42.32, 9:06.30.
1994: SEC champion at 1500m and 3000m 4th, NCAA Outdoors 1500m 4th, Olympic Festival 1500m 10th, USA Outdoors 3000m bests of 4:16.00, 4:42.26i and 9:17.04.
1993: 9th at NCAA 1500m bests of 2:13.78, 4:22.62 and 9:20.50.
1992: Best of 4:37.04.

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