PRs: 3,000m – 8:58.09 (2006); 5,000m – 15:08.32 (2006); 10,000m - 31:57.94 (2006)
Born: October 2, 1981 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Current Residence: Lafayette, Colo.
High School: Mountain Pointe HS (Ariz.) ‘00
College: Colorado ‘03
Coach: Sabrina Robinson
Career Highlights: 2006 USA Outdoor 10,000m runner-up;
2007 Pan Am Games 10,000m champion; 2005 NCAA
10,000m champion; 2003 NCAA Indoor 5,000m champion
Still a newcomer to the event, Sara Slattery won the 10,000 at the 2005 NCAA Championships. She won the race in only her second attempt at the distance. The victory earned Slattery her second NCAA individual title and 10th All-American honor; her first national title came in the indoor 5,000m in 2003…had a big year in 2006 as well, placing second at the AT&T USA Indoor Championships and finishing the year ranked #4 in the 10,0000. The Phoenix, Arizona, native married former University of Colorado teammate Steve Slattery, the 2003 USA steeplechase champion, in January of 2004.
2007: 8th in 10,000m at USA Outdoors (33:49.59)...Pan Am Games 10,000m champion (32:54.51)
2006: USA Outdoor 10,000m runner-up (32:29.57)…4th in 3,000m at USA Indoors (9:11.27)…3rd in 3,000m at adidas Track Classic (8:58.09)…3rd in 5,000m at Reebok Grand Prix (15:24.01)…13th in 5,000m at Saint-Denis (15:08.32)…8th at 10,000m in Helsinki (31:57.94)…3rd in 5,000m at Reebok Boston Indoor Games (15:37.68i)…ranked #4 in the 10,000m and #6 in the 5,000m in the U.S. by T&FN…bests of 31:57.94 and 15:05.32.
2005: 8th in 5,000m at USA Outdoors (15:32.05)…NCAA 10,000m champion (33:02.21)…8th in 3,000m at Madrid (9:06.03)…ranked #8 in 10,000m by T&FN…best of 33:02.21).
2004: did not compete (redshirt)
2003: NCAA Indoor 5,000m champion, 3rd in 3,000m (15:39.35, 9:07.16)…3rd in 5,000m at NCAA Outdoors (15:39.25)…best of 15:39.25.