With a solid career in competitive track and field under her race belt, Sarah turned her attention to triathlon and quickly gained a reputation as a fierce competitor on the national and world stage.
Sarah earned her early athletic stripes running on scholarship at the University of Montana. A sprint and hurdle specialist, she podiumed at the Big Sky Conference Championship each year, setting a school record as part of a distance medley relay. After college, she channeled the same focus and commitment that brought her college success to the sport of triathlon.
As a triathlete, Sarah has achieved USAT All-American status for the past two years, received the coveted Best Overall Female Triathlete designation from TriNW in 2011, and took top honors as the Overall Olympic Distance Champion in 2010 and 2008.
In 2009 and 2011 Sarah represented Team USA at the ITU Age Group Olympic World Championships, placing as the third American in her age group, and in 2012 qualified and raced at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas.
She got her first taste of coaching as a Track and Field Coach at Wenatchee High School, and like her athletic career, turned her coaching focus to triathlon. Sarah is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, and an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer. When asked to join the SET Coaching team, Sarah jumped at the opportunity to share the physical and mental training techniques learned during an impressive racing career with clients.
Sarah shares her talent and experience with aspiring and accomplished runners, triathletes, and cyclists, to help them achieve results greater than previously imagined. Her coaching philosophy is a mixture of equal parts increased athletic performance, maintaining healthy life balance, and injury prevention.