Sarah Hakala
Sarah Hakala
Year: --
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Bartram Trail
Major: Biology


2007: Selected CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team ... Chosen to the Omicron Delta Kappa honors fraternity ... Ran in seven of team's eight races, placing in the Bobcats' top-five three times ... Had a pair of top-20 finishes ... Posted a season-best 5K of 21:44 at the Blue & White Invite ... Posted a season-low 6K of 25:42 at the NCAA Regional, the exact-same time as last season; she finished fifth on the team and 101st overall ... She finished the PBC Championship race in 22:26, good for fourth on the squad and 28th overall ... Owns the school's eighth-best 5K time ... PBC Gold Scholar.

2006: Ran in all seven meets for the Bobcats, finishing in the top top-10 three times ... Placed in the top three team finishers at all but one race ... Had a season-best 5k of 20:12 at the PBC Championship, taking 24th ... Finished 77th at the NCAA Regional, posting a 25:42 for second on the team ... She was named to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll in 2006.

2005: Sarah ran in all seven meets as a freshman in 2005 and was GCSU's top finisher five times ... Ran a 2005 season-best in 2005 at the Mercer Invitational with a time of 21:18 ... Tied the (then) second fastest time in school history for the 6K with a time of 26:38 at the 2005 NCAA Regional Meet.  

High School: Sarah graduated from Bartram Trail High School in Jacksonville, Fla., where she was the team captain.

Personal: Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Kim Hakala of Jacksonville ... Born July 27, 1987 ... Majoring in biology with an anthropology minor ... She came to GCSU because she liked the size and location of the university.



Best 5k Best 6k Top- 10 Top- 20
20:12 25:08 3 5