Sara Vaughn
Sara Vaughn


Tulsa, Okla.

High School:



• All-SEC Freshman (2008)
• All-SEC (2008)
• Two-Time SEC Freshman of the Week (2008)
• Two-Time SEC Athlete of the Week (2008)
• All-South Region (2008)

All-Time Rank at Alabama
• Outdoor 3,000m Steeplechase - 4th

Career Bests
• 800m - 2:12
• 1,500m - 4:42.32
• Mile - 4:58.33
• 3,000m - 9:55.81
• 3,000m Steeplechase - 11:01.89
• 4k XC -14:28.21
• 5k XC -17:17.95
• 6k XC -20:59.06

Sophomore (2009-10)
Scored for the Tide in six races ... posted a season-best 5k time of 18:16.80 in her home state at the OSU Jamboree to finish 34th ... finished 32nd as the third Alabama runner at the SEC Championships ... turned in a season-best 6,000 meter time of 22:00.79 at the NCAA South Region Championships to finish 57th ... competed primarily in the 3,000m steeplechase during the outdoor season ... had a season-best time of 11:09.26 at the Drake Relays, finishing 17th ... finished ninth in the 3,000m indoors at the Texas A&M Challenge with a time of 10:14.82 ... named to the All-SEC Academic Team.

Freshman (2008-09)
Led the Tide in every race during the cross country season and was the lone qualifier for the NCAA Championships ... Vaughn ran 17:17.95 over the course of 5,000 meters to win the 20th Annual Crimson Classic and lead the Crimson Tide to the team title which earned her SEC Freshman and Athlete of the Week ... named SEC Athlete of the Week for the second straight week for her performance at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational (1st-17:37) ... named SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time with her 18th place finish and a time of 21:04.12 in her first ever 6,000m at the Chile Pepper Festival ... named All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman at the SEC Championships with her 10th place finish running a personal-best 6,000m time of 20:59.06 ... named All-South Region with her seventh place finish at the South Region Championships ... finished 139th at the NCAA Championships ... ran the No. 5 and 10 fastest 5,000m and 6,000m times in the SEC, respectively ... holds the No. 3 fastest 6,000m time in Alabama school history ... advanced to the IAAF Junior World Cross Country Championships, where she finished 64th while leading team USA to a fifth place finish, after finishing fifth at the 2009 USA Junior National Cross Country Championships ... finished 15th in the mile (5:07.51) and the 3,000m (10:12.52) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... broke the five-minute barrier in the mile at the Tyson Invitational where she ran 4:58.33 to place fifth ... also broke the 10-minute barrier in the 3,000m at the Adidas Classic placing fifth with a time of 9:55.81 ... finished sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase (11:03.50) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... posted a personal-best time of 11:01.89 to win the 3,000m steeplechase at the Mississippi Open.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Mike Stanton ... 2005 State Cross Country Team Champions ... 2005, 2006, 2007 State Track and Field Team Champions ... 4x400m relay State Champion in 2005 ... 800m State Champion in 2006 ... Cross Country State Champion in 2006 ... 800m and 1,600m State Champion in 2007 ... Cross Country State Champion in 2007 ... awarded the 2007 Jim Thorpe Award ... 2008 Gatorade Runner of the Year in Oklahoma ... member of the National Honors Society, Redskins for Christ, Key Club, Tulsa Union Medical Society and French Club ... daughter of Douglas and Cathy Vaughn ... majoring biology and marine science.