Sarah Klaczynski
Sarah Klaczynski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg HS

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
01/29/1988




CAREER BESTS
Cross Country
5K CC	18:12.21
6K CC	22:16.87

Track & Field 1,500-meter run 4:37.21 3,000-meter steeple 11:01.64

2009: Ran her collegiate-best 5K time on the Purdue home course to open the season, finishing fourth on the team and sixth overall with a mark of 19:17.13 at the Great American Legends (9/4); finished second on the team and seventh overall at the Indiana Intercolleigates (9/18) with a 5K of 18:14.4, topping her previous best by over 20 seconds; improved her career-best 5K for the second straight race, lowering her mark to 18:12.21 at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/3), good for 27th overall; turned in a time of 22:34.82 at the Sam Bell Invitational (10/17), smashing her career best for the distance and finishing fourth on the team; competed in the Big Ten Championships (11/1) and in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship (11/14), where she clocked a career-best 6K time of 22:16.87.

2008: Ran a 19:36.93 for 5K at the Great American Legends (9/5), finishing 17th overall; placed 37th overall at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/19), crossing the line in 19:44.00; clocked a career-best 5K time of 18:34.62 at the Auburn Tiger Invitational (10/4); competed in the open 6K at the Pre-National Invitational (10/18), posting a time of 23:37.20; competed for the Boilermakers at the Big Ten Championships (11/2).

2007: Ran in five of the Boilermakers' seven races on the season; posted a top 5K time of 19:31.79 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/14) and a 6K time of 23:37.16 at the Big Ten Championships (10/28).

2006: Earned 24th place in both the Illini Open 4K (9/1) and Indiana Open 5K (9/9) with times of 15:20.11 and 19:46, respectively; helped Purdue to a third-place team finish and earned 35th place individually at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/16) with a time of 19:24 in the 4K.

High School: Earned four letters in cross country at Carl Sandburg High School; was an all-conference honoree all four years; eanred all-region honors as a sophomore and senior, and all-section accolades as a sophomore; helped team place among state's top 10 at state championships as a freshman (3rd place), junior (6th) and senior (5th).

Personal: Sarah Laurie Klaczynski was born on Jan. 29, 1988, in Berwyn, Ill.; is the daughter of William and Laurie Klaczynski.