UW Health Sports Medicine 

Sarah Disanza
Sarah  Disanza

RS Sophomore

Wantage, N.J.

High School:
High Point Regional


Disanza's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor):
Redshirt Sophomore/Redshirt Sophomore

  2015 First-Team All-American (indoor 5000 meters)
  2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier (1500 meters)

At Wisconsin
2015 Outdoor:
Redshirt season

2015 Indoor:
Placed third in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:47.32 at the NCAA Championship (3/13) to help UW to a tie for 18th place overall, while earning All-America honors in the event ... Finished second in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:16.06 at the Big Ten Indoor Championship (2/27) to help UW to a seventh place team finish ... Placed second in the distance medley relay in a time of 11:24.64 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (1/30) to help UW to a sixth place team finish ... Won the 5000 meters at the Boston University Opener (12/6) in a time of 15:20.57 to break the University of Wisconsin and Big Ten Record in the event

2014 Outdoor:
Placed 27th in the 1500 meters in 4:24.34 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/29) ... earned a career-best time of 4:20.72 in the 1500 meters to take fifth at the Big Ten Championships (5/17-18) and placed eighth in the 5000 meters with a time of 16:34.45 ... took tenth in the third section of the 5000 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/4) with a time of 16:24.00 ... finished 10th in the 1500 meters at the Florida Relays (4/4-5) with a time of 4:25.13 ... runner-up in the 800 meters at the Walt Disney Open (3/21-22) with a time of 2:16.55

2014 Indoor:
Won the 3000 meters in 9:34.11 at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) while competing unattached ... competed unattached and finished first in the mile run in 4:59.21 at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17)

High School
Ran both track and field and cross country in high school ... in track, was 2012 sectional champion in the 3200 meters ... won the 1500 meters at the 2011 Colgate Games ... holds school records in the 1600 meters, 3200 meters and 4x800 relay ... in cross country, was the New Jersey state champion as a senior ... earned second-team All-American honors for finishing in 10th place at 2012 Nike Cross Nationals ... placed third at the 2012 Nike Cross Northeast Regional ... finished in second place at the 2011 Nike Cross Regional ... holds course records at Greystone Park , Deer Path Park and Wappingers Falls

Daughter of Debbie and Paul Disanza ... has one younger brother, Zachary ... finished high school with a 4.0 GPA ... intends to major in mechanical engineering

Why Wisconsin?
Wisconsin was the perfect fit for me. It has a top-notch engineering program, an established women's track and cross country team plus the school itself and the location are beautiful. The cold is just an added bonus."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:59.21 1-17-14 800 Meters 2:16.55 3-21-14
3000 Meters 9:16.06 2-27-15 1500 Meters 4:20.72 5-18-14
5000 Meters 15:20.57 12-6-14 5000 Meters 16:24.00 5-4-14

All-America Honors (1)
2015 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 3rd (15:47.32)

At the NCAA Championships
2015 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 3rd (15:47.32)

At the NCAA West Preliminary Round
2014 - Oudoor
1500 Meters: 27th-P (4:24.34)

At the Big Ten Championships
2015 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 2nd (9:16.06)

2014 - Oudoor
1500 Meters: 6th (4:20.72)
5000 Meters: 10th (16:31.50)

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