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Sarah-Sims McGrath

  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Hoover, Ala.
  • High school Spain Park
  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Hoover, Ala.
  • High school Spain Park

Sarah-Sims McGrath Bio

Season and Career Results

Academic Honors

  • Cooper Scholarship
  • Capstone Scholar
  • 2018, 2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Cross Country: Did not compete.
Indoor: Did not compete.
Outdoor: Ran in five races … Competed in her only 3,000-meter race at the USC Open and took eighth with a time of 10:34.71 … Ran the 5,000 meters fur times … Clocked a season-best time in the 5K at the Charlotte Invitational when she ran a time of 17:42.48 for 11th place … Ran under 19 minutes at the Tiger Track Classic and Weems Baskin … Also ran the 5,000 meters at the Gamecock Invitational.

2019 Track

Indoors: Ran the 3000m at the USC Indoor Open, finishing 20th with a time of 10:53.46.

Outdoors: Took part in five meets… opened her outdoor season running the 3000m at the Black & Gold Challenge, placing 12th with a mark of 10:37.04… finished second at the Buccaneer Invitational with a 5000m time of 18:12.93… ran a new 5K personal best at the Spec Towns Invitational, a time of 18:08.11 to finish fourth… placed sixth in the 5K at the Gamecock Invitational, in 18:36.41… ended her season finished fourth in the 3000m at the USC Outdoor Open with a new PR, 10:34.43.

2018 Cross Country

Ran five times… opened her season with a 15th-place finish at the Carolina Challenge with a time of 18:48.2… came in 42nd at the Joe Piane Invitational with a season-best mark of 18:33.88… ran the 6K at the Princeton Classic, finishing 55th with a mark of 22:51.3… came in 103rd at the SEC Championship, crossing the line in 21:38.85… represented the Gamecocks at the NCAA Southeast Regional, finishing 98th with a mark of 21:48.8.

2018 Track

Indoors: Set new personal bests in thee 3000m and the 5000m… ran her 3K PR at the Navy Winter Invitational, a mark of 10:36.67… set her 5K PR in a fifth-place finish at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 18:20.62.

Outdoors: Added new personal records in the 3000m and the 5000m… ran her best 3K time, 10:42.92, in a seventh-place run at the USC Open… placed 10th in the 5K at the Weems Baskin Invitational with a PR of 18:42.49… came in sixth in the 5K at the Gamecock Invitational.

2017 Cross Country

Competed six times for the Gamecocks… Placed 16th at the Carolina Challenge to help the Gamecocks earn the team title… Chalked up a top-50 finish at the Bulldog SEC Preview, when she placed 48th… Ran her 5K PR at the Joe Piane Invitational, a time of 18:45.2… Added her best ever 6K time at the Crimson Classic, a mark of 23:03.0… Ran in both postseason meets, finishing 111th at the SEC Championships and 193rd at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2017 Track

Indoors: Ran the 5000m at the Tiger Paw Invitational, finishing 16th.

Outdoors: Competed four times… Ran the 3000m at the USC Open, finishing eighth… Finished third in the 5000m at the Weems Baskin Invitational.

2016 Cross Country

Raced four times in her first semester on campus… Finished 21st in the Carolina Challenge… Placed 15th among Division I competitors in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational… Had her best 5K time in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in the Open 5K division… Running in her home state, she ranked 205th in the 6K Crimson Classic.

High School

A four-year competitor for Spain Park High… Finished in the top 15 in three races at the 2016 Alabama High School Athletic Association Outdoor State Championship: 13th in both the 800m and the 1600m and ninth in the 3200m… Posted her top 1600m race of 5:18.97 in the AHSAA 7A Section 3 event… Finished sixth in the 2016 AHSAA 7A State Indoor Championship at 3200m… In cross country, posted her best finish at the AHSAA state meet as a senior with her ninth-place showing… Twice named All-State in cross country… Earlier in the year, she ran a 18:50.46, her top career 5K time, at the 17th Annual Jesse Owens Classic to finish 25th… Ranked ninth a year earlier in that meet… Earned her team Cross Country and Track MVP honors… A member of the National Honor Society and also a WABM Scholar-Athlete.


The daughter of Philip and Kelley McGrath… Majoring in advertising.