Sarah Patrick Anyan ’11 qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon with a stellar race at the California International Marathon on Sunday, December 8.
Her time of 2:43:59, at an average pace of 6:16 per mile pace, was 61 seconds faster than the qualifying time of 2:45:00. The Olympic Trials will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 29, 2020.
At Loomis Chaffee, Sarah ran cross country and was a captain, starting her career as a JV runner before moving up the ranks to become a varsity scorer. She also competed on the swimming and diving team in the winter and the water polo team in the spring.
Sarah earned the Jennie Loomis prize at Commencement for “outstanding contributions to the school." Among other academic pursuits and activities on the Island, she founded the club Operation Soldier Relief. Originally working solely in conjunction with a local program called Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops, the club began sponsoring local soldiers deployed in the Middle East. Every month the club raised money to buy supplies and collected letters, pictures, and stories from Loomis students and faculty in order to personalize the contents.