Sara Van Dyke
Sara Van Dyke
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
High School: Marina HS
Events: Distance
Experience: 3V

2015-16 -- Cross Country: Was the second Mustang finisher at the Big West Championships on Oct. 31, running UC Riverside’s 6K Ag/Ops Course in 20:59.27 as Cal Poly won its 18th conference title with a score of 39 points ... closed out the fall with an 89th-place NCAA West Regional time of 22:16.0 in Seattle on Nov. 13 ... also won her third consecutive Cal Poly Invitational on Oct. 17, traversing the 5K Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo in 17:54.4 ... started the season with a seventh-place performance of 18:29.37 at the Lagoon Open hosted by UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 5, contributing to a dominant 17-43 team win over the Gauchos.

2014-15 -- Track: At the Big West Championships hosted by UC Riverside on May 16, finished in fifth place in the 1,500-meter final, with a time of 4:27.32 ... also won the event at the Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet against UCSB at Westmont College on May 2, in 4:31.27, contributing to the 108.5-89.5 Mustang team victory ... established a new PR in the 800m at the ShareSLO Invitational at home on March 28, running 2:10.19 for third place ... again earned a spot on the Big West All-Academic Team. Cross Country: Won the Cal Poly Invitational for the second year in a row, this time posting a 5K of 18:12.0 on Oct. 18 ... ultimately came in 17th place at the Big West Championships in Riverside on Nov. 1, running to a 6K performance of 21:37.0 ... again earned all-academic praise from the conference.

2013-14 -- Track: On April 17 at the Mt. SAC Relays, ran the team’s second-fastest 1,500 of the entire season (4:27.07) ... also made the Big West All-Academic Team. Cross Country: Won the Cal Poly Invitational on Oct. 19, with a time of 17:49 ... finished 12th at the Fresno State Invitational on Sept. 14, at 19:17 ... closed with an 11th-place finish at the Big West Championships on Nov. 2, in 22:26.

2012-13 -- Track: Redshirted. Cross Country: Helped the team capture its third Big West championship with a 40th-place finish at 21:54 ... opened the season at the Lagoon Open with an eighth-place time of 18:16 ... at the Pac-12 Preview, finished 49th, in 29:10.

2011-12 -- Track: Her season-best 1,500 time was 4:32.71 ... top 800 time was 2:14.14. Cross Country: Redshirted.

Prep -- At Marina High School in Huntington Beach, her PRs included 2:11.32 in the 800 meters and 5:00.19 in the 1,600 ... set nine school records ... graduated magna cum laude.

Personal -- Born on Nov. 10, 1993 in Newport Beach ... daughter of Jane and Tom, each of whom also attended Cal Poly ... has a brother, Tyler ... majors in kinesiology.