Sara Whelan
Sara  Whelan
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Port Coquitlam, B.C.

High School:
Riverside Secondary School

Height:
5-5

Event:
Freestyle

Major:
Criminal Justice


10/14/2017

Mean Green Defeat Little Rock In Season Opener

North Texas Wins, 183-106

09/29/2017

Swimming And Diving Takes Second At North Texas Relays

Mean Green Win Two Freestyle Events

09/21/2017

Swimming And Diving Hosts Annual Pentathalon Friday

Mean Green Get First Taste of Action in 2017-18

2016-17:
Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s List Honor Roll... Finished ninth in the 100 freestyle at the C-USA Championships... Was a part of the 400-yard relay team that broke the program record at the C-USA Championships
200 Butterfly
Swam a season-best time of 1:50.53 in the prelims of the Phill Hansel Invite, later finished 11th (1:50.60)
100 Freestyle
Won the “B” final at the C-USA Championships with a time of 50.93, which is tied for 10th-fastest in school history...Finished 18th at the Phill Hansel Invite with a season-best time of 51.50
200 Freestyle
Placed third in a dual meet versus Houston with a time of 1:55.33... Finished sixth in a dual meet versus No. 7 Texas A&M with a time of 1:55.87... Finished second in dual meets against TCU (1:54.17) and Rice (1:53.80)
500 Freestyle
Swam a season-best time of 4:54.74 at the C-USA Championship, good for 11th...  Finished first in a dual meet against TCU with a time of 5:04.39
400 Freestyle Relay
Swam the opening leg of the race at the C-USA Championship, helping her team to a program-best time of 3:21.58... Swam the second leg of the race, helping her team to a fourth-place finish at the Phill Hansel Invite (3:24.88)... Helped her team to a time of 3:31.33 and a first-place finish in a dual meet against TCU

2015-16:

Advanced to the "A" finals of the 200 and 500 freestyle, placing fifth and fourth, respectively, at the Conference USA Championships... Ranks among the top 10 performers in school history in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly
200 Freestyle
Took third at SMU with a time of 1:49.91... Advanced to the "A" final and finished fifth at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 1:50.44 in the preliminaries and 1:49.81 in the final
500 Freestyle
Picked up her career first-place finish with a time of 4:53.91... Advanced to the "A" final and finished fourth at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 4:55.29 in the preliminaries and 4:53.12 in the final
100 Butterfly
Posted a season-best time of 57.01 at the SMU pre-conference time trial, becoming the second-fastest North Texas swimmer in the event this season
200 Butterfly
Finished 16th at the Conference USA Championships, clocking a season-best time of 2:07.32 in the preliminaries and 2:08.62 in the final
800 Freestyle Relay
Was part of a relay team that finished fourth at the Conference USA Championships with a season-best time of 7:22.48, the eighth-fastest time in school history

High School:

Reached the final of six different freestyle events, highlighted by a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle and a fourth-place finish in the 1500-meter freestyle events, at the 2015 Mel Zajac International... Competed at the 2015 Speedo Western Canadian Open... Joined future teammates Natalia Kwiatkowska and Isabelle Morris at the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials... Competed in the 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle events, reaching the final of the 800-meter, placing 21st overall, at the national trials... Coached by Kelly Taitinger of the Canadian Dolphin Swim Club.

Top Times:
• 100 Free: 50.93 (10th-fastest time in school history)
• 200 Free: 1:49.81 (sixth-best performer in school history)
• 500 Free: 4:53.12 (eighth-best performer in school history)
North Texas Mean Green