Sara Menke

Sara  Menke


Murfreesboro, TN

High School:
Father Ryan


Distance Free


Five Falcons named Mountain West Scholar Athletes

Graduated seniors Sara Menke and Jessica Horn made the team all four years.


13 Falcons named Mountain West All-Academic

Falcons honored for their work in the classroom and in the pool


Three Falcons earn all-Mountain West honors

Sara Menke, Genevieve Miller and Elise Hart all placed in top eight at Mountain West Championships


Miller swims another Olympic Trials qualifying time

Miller has qualified for the Olympic Trials in both the 400 and 800 meter free


Three Falcons Qualify for USA Winter Nationals

Menke, Miller and Schroeder will compete in USA Winter Nationals


100 free                                54.36

200 free                                1:49.48#

500 free                                4:46.54#

1000 free                              9:53.32#

1650 free                              16:28.38#

800 free relay                       7:15.60*

*School Record

#Academy Top 10


2014-15 (JUNIOR): competed in six events this season… second best times on the team in four events… two second place finishes were also Academy Top 10 all-time records: 500 free (4:46.54/No. 2 Academy all-time) and 1650 free (16:28.38/No. 2 Academy all-time)…placed third in Mountain West Conference in the 500 free and second place in 1650 free… member of 800 FR that set a school record (7:15.60/No. 1 Academy all-time)… achieved a personal best in four events.


2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Stellar season, helped achieve the school record for 800 free relay (7:17.34) an Academy record at MW Championships… ranked second on the team in 500 free (4:49.08 / #2 Academy all-time) in 1000 free (9:54.79 / #2 Academy all-time) and in 1650 free (16:28.83 / #2 Academy all-time) … ranked third in 200 free (1:49.84 / #3 Academy all-time) and fourth in the 100 free (52.17).


2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Set four school records in rookie campaign, three individual and one relay...set school records at MW Championships in 500, 1000 and 1650 free and was the second-leg of the record-setting 800 free relay...swam a time of 4:49.70 in 500 free...swam a time of 16:40.77 in 1650 free...her 1000 split of 10:02.05 during the 1650 swim also set a school record...swam the fourth-fastest 200 free time (1:50:79) in school history...earned freshman most inspirational award at season-ending banquet...MW all-academic and MW scholar-athlete.


HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in record holder in the 200 and 500 MVP all four years...National, Spanish and Math Honors Society member...scholar athlete and science award honoree...high school swimming coach was Shannon Philbin...swam club for Excel Aquatics, coached by Mark Walker...Excel Award winner, national qualifier in the 1650...Excel Aquatics record holder in the 500 and 1000 free.


PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 4...has two older siblings...hobbies are camping, hiking and boating...favorite food is ribs...favorite movie is How to Train your Dragon...favorite books are the Harry Potter in history she’d like to meet is the Beatles...something most people don’t know about her is that she’s been to all 50 states...credits her father as having the biggest influence on her sports career...favorite athlete is Missy Franklin...pre-race/meet ritual is a long warm up...favorite quote: “Shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”...daughter of Paul and Julie Menke.

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