Sarah Gardner Event: Freestyle/Backstroke
    Class: Senior
    Height: 5' 9"
    Hometown: Matthews, N.C.
     
    photo         SKINNER ON GARDNER: "Sarah concludes an outstanding career with hopefully her finest season. She will rewrite the school record books in multiple events."

    2003-04: Finished fifth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 500 free and eighth in the 1,650 free ... Placed 12th in the 200 free at the same meet ... Set personal bests in the 200, 500 and 1,650 free.

    2002-03: Won the 1,000 freestyle against West Virginia and American ... Finished 14th in the 1,650 freestyle at the Nike Cup with a time of 17:08.59 ... Was 21st in the 200 backstroke and 11th in the 500 freestyle at the Nike Cup ... Came in 16th in the 200 freestyle at the Nike Cup with a time of 1:52.40.

    2001-02: Set a personal best at the conference meet in the 500 freestyle ... Took 15th place in that event ... Placed 10th in the 1,650 freestyle ... Finished in 17th place in the 200 freestyle.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Butler High for Coach Brian Driscoll ... Was named MVP of her team all four years ... Was also a captain.

    PERSONAL: Sarah Michelle Gardner was born April 15, 1983 in Fort Collins, Colorado ... Daughter of Bill and Debbie Gardner ... Majoring in elementary education.

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