Sara Mostatabi '15 Earns Qualifying Time for U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

Sara Mostatabi '15 Earns Qualifying Time for U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

DULUTH, Minn. - Former Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country/track and field runner Sara Mostatabi (CMC '15) ran a personal-best time of 2:41:18 at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, making her eligible to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in February.

Mostatabi's time at Grandma's Marathon, which was held on June 22, was almost four minutes under the qualifying standard of 2:45. So far, only 336 women nationwide have run a Marathon of 2:45 or faster during the nearly two years of the current qualifying period, which began on September 1, 2017.

In addition to her qualifying time, Mostatabi finished 20th among the 2,961 runners at Grandma's Marathon, and was 181st overall out of 6,367 runners in both genders. The U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials will be held next February 29 in Atlanta, Georgia, to determine which U.S. competitors will travel to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which begin on July 24, 2020. 

While at CMS, Mostatabi earned All-America honors in the 10,000 meters at the 2015 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships as a senior with a seventh-place finish, after winning the event (and taking second in the 5K) at the SCIAC Championships. She was also fourth at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships as a senior, and seventh in the NCAA West Region Championships. 

To view a complete list of U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifiers in the Women's Marathon, head to the following link:

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon