Sarah Sumpter leads UC Davis with strong 12th place finish
2011: Quickly emerged as one of UC Davis' top runners in her first year, finishing 13th overall and fourth among Aggie runners at Big West Championships (10/29) with a time of 21:13.8, pacing UC Davis to a conference title... Placed 69th at NCAA West Regionals (11/12) with a time of 21:48... Only top-10 finish came at Hornet Jamboree (9/10), coming it at 17:57.
EXETER UNION HS `11: Selected as team's Athlete of the Year three straight years and was cross country team captain all four years of her prep career... Advanced to state meet every year, finishing fifth overall in 2010... Helped lead team to three consecutive Central Sequoia League titles... Also ran track and field and served as team captain for four years while earning three straight Athlete of the Year honors... Two-time league champion in the 800, advancing to the state finals in 2009 and 2011.
PERSONAL: Born in Visalia, Calif.... Parents are Charles and Lesley Fry... Oldest of three daughters, including Alexandra Marie and Mattie Jane... Majoring in exercise biology and also has a love for entomology - the study of insects... Hopes to someday have a career as a professional runner or a novelist.