Class of 2018 graduate Sara Griffith has joined the track & field team at the University of California, Irvine

Sara Griffith was a four-year Varsity track athlete at Rosary Academy.  After a successful season high jumping her in freshman year where she jumped 5'0" at the Orange County Championships to win the frosh-soph division, she shifted all her extra curricular focus to track and field.

 

In her sophomore season, Sara made waves not only in the high jump but also the long jump and the triple jump. Sara qualified for the Division 4 CIF Prelims her sophomore year in the high jump with a 5' 0" jump.  She was named the Best New Jumper.

 

In her junior year, Sara qualified for the Southern Section Masters meet with an amazing 5' 3" high jump at CIF Finals.  She was presented with the Coach's Award, and honored as the Jumper of the Year.

 

In her senior year, Sara added another event to her track repertoire--the 100 meter hurdles. In the 2018 track season, Sara qualified for CIF in the long jump, high jump, and the 100 meter hurdles.  Sara was also the 2018 Trinity League Champion in the 100 meter hurdles.  Sara qualified for CIF Finals in the 100 meter hurdles with a 16.24 and the high jump with a 5' 2" jump.  Sara Griffith is one of the most decorated track athletes in Rosary's history and Coach Murphy recognized her as the All-Around Track Athlete of the 2018 Track and Field Team.

 

On May 31, 2018 UCI track and field head coach Jeff Perkins offered Sara a spot on his track team.  Sara has already begun training for the track team, and she will be attending UCI in the fall.  Sara plans to compete in the high jump and the 100 meter high hurdles for the Anteaters.

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Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities

and is Orange County’s second-largest employer.

Source: Head Track & Field Coach Jen Murphy