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  Sarah Swartwood

Sarah Swartwood

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rye, Colo.

High School:
Rye HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
12/11/1986

Experience:
3L

NEW MEXICO:

Veteran thrower who improved dramatically in the hammer and shot put in her first two seasons before suffering a major knee injury prior to the 2008 season...underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL - her 2nd such injury in a 3-year span - in December of '07 and redshirted all of 2008...could be a factor in the MWC hammer competition once again this spring after scoring in the event in 2007...2-time Academic All-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...

2010: (outdoor)Competed at five meets recording a personal-best throw of 160-10.00 in the hammer at the MWC Championships...finished 3rd at the TCU Invitational in the hammer with a mark of 150-90.00...three top-10 finishes in the event...

2008: (indoor/outdoor) Redshirted both seasons...

2007: (outdoor) Led the team in hammer with a career-best throw of 158-00 to score for the first time at the MWC Championships...finished 8th in the event - 4 spots above her seed...was 2nd on the team (11th MWC) in the shot put with a career-best mark of 42-09.75 at UC-San Diego...finished 9th in the event at the MWC meet (41-10.50)...competed 12 times in 6 meet appearances...6 top-8 finishes...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete award winner...(indoor) Turned in her best meet at the MWC Championships, recording career-bests of 41-03.75 (10th) in the shot put and 44-08.00 (11th) in the weight throw...ranked 2nd on the team in both events...10 competitions in 5 meets...

2006: (outdoor) Competed 12 times in 4 meet appearances...ranked second on the team (17th MWC) in the shot put with a top mark of 40-11.00...season-bests of 133-08 in the hammer and 127-09 in the discus...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete award winner...(indoor) Competed 9 times in 5 meets...led the team (23rd MWC) in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 42-10.75...top mark of 37-05.25 in the shot put...

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2005 graduate of Rye (Colo.) High School...won the shot put and was the runner-up in the discus as a senior, leading RHS to a 2nd place finish at the Colorado class 2A state meet...came back from a torn ACL in her left knee, which she suffered during basketball practice in November of 2004...won the shot put title with a school record-setting mark of 41-08.00 on her 1st attempt...captured the state discus crown as a junior...PR in the event was 121-09..placed at the state meet all 4 years...2-time Coaches Award winner for Jeff Baily and Tammy VanOort...also lettered in basketball and volleyball...NHS member and Army Scholar Athlete Award winner...

PERSONAL:

Born on Dec. 11, 1986 in Colorado City, Colo...age is 21...daughter of Scott and Cindy Swartwood...has two sisters: Stephanie Garcia (25) and Jennifer (18), and two brothers: Jacob (19) and Levi (14)...major is undecided.

COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
Shot Put: 42-09.75 Hammer: 160-10 Discus: 127-09

COLLEGIATE BESTS - INDOOR
Shot Put: 41-03.75 Weight Throw: 44-08.00

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