LSU Record-holder in the 200 butterfly and 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays
2012 NCAA Qualifier
2011 NCAA Qualifier
2010 USA Swimming National Championships Participant
SENIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Graduates from LSU as the program record holder in the 200 butterfly, 800 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay … Also owns LSU’s third best all-time 100 fly (53.17) and sixth best 500 free (4:51.23) … Ranked first on the team in the 200 fly after swimming an NCAA provisional cut (1:57.80) in a bronze medal performance at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Captured the ‘C’ final of the 200 fly with a mark of 1:57.98 at the SEC Championships … Swam her season lows in the 100 fly (54.08) and the 500 free (4:52.42) in ‘C’ final performances at the SEC Championships … Wrapped up her 100 fly (54.73) run in sixth place at the midseason meet … Guided LSU to a SEC season opening win against Vanderbilt with a victory in the 200 fly (2:03.77) … Notched an impressive dual meet time of 1:59.15 in the 200 fly in a victory over Alabama … Touched the wall first in the 200 fly (2:00.81) in a home victory over NC State … Won the 200 fly (2:01.51) and finished second in the 100 fly (56.64) in a dual victory over Kentucky … Delivered a second place swim in the 500 freestyle (5:01.62) and a third place swim in the 200 freestyle (1:52.50) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Earned her first career victory in the 1000 free (10:20.75) in a victory over Tulane in New Orleans … Also swam the third leg on the team’s fastest 400 free relay (3:23.82) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Earned her fourth varsity letter.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Repeated as one of the top butterfly competitors in the conference and posted key swims in freestyle and relay events … Broke the school record in the 200 fly (1:56.67) for the second consecutive year … Registered her second bronze medal performance at the SEC Championships in the 200 fly … Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season … Finished 11th in the 100 fly with a season low 54.01 at the conference meet … Swam the ninth fastest 200 free (1:49.47) in LSU history against Florida and the sixth fastest 500 free (4:51.23) in LSU history at the Tennessee Invitational … Set the LSU Natatorium record in the 200 fly (1:57.11) against Alabama … Cranked out a 25th place finish in the 200 fly (1:57.48) and 41st in the 100 fly (54.14) at the national championships … Notched a 11th place finish in the 100 fly (54.32) and a 20th place finish in the 500 free (4:54.34) at SEC’s … In addition to the SEC Championships and NCAA Championships, competed in four dual meets … Earned gold in the 200 fly (1:57.78) against Texas A&M … Captured fourth in the 200 fly (1:57.41), eighth in the 100 fly (55.20) and swam second leg of the third place 800 free relay at the Tennessee Invitational … Emerged victorious in the 500 free (4:54.88) against Alabama … Scored a pair of victories in the 200 free and 100 fly against Florida … Took first in the 200 fly against Florida State … Swam the second leg of the team’s season low 400 free relay (3:18.54) at the Tennessee Invitational and season low 800 free relay (7:13.24) at the conference meet … Earned her third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11)
Took her career to the next level after a solid freshman campaign … Emerged as one of the Lady Tigers’ top performers, breaking the school record in the 200 butterfly, earning an SEC bronze medal and qualifying for the NCAA Championships … Registered 19th in the 200 fly at NCAA’s (1:57.50) and 49th in the 100 fly (54.29) while helping LSU’s 400 medley relay break the program record (3:37.29) … Swam to third-place in the 200 fly at the SEC Championships with a program record of 1:56.82 … Recorded 10th in the 100 fly with a personal best and program top-five mark of 53.17 and raced to a personal-best ‘B’ cut of 4:52.09 and 21st-place in the 500 free … Also anchored the Lady Tigers’ program record-breaking 800 free relay (7:12.73), which placed fifth … Posted third-place finishes in the 200 fly (1:59.92) and 100 fly (54.75) at the Cougar Classic Invitational … Also took eighth in the 200 free … Touched the wall in first in both the 200 free and 100 fly in a home victory over Incarnate Word … Emerged victorious in the 200 fly at Alabama and delivered second in the 500 free … Won the 200 fly and notched second in the 100 fly in a home win over Florida State … Topped the field in the 200 fly in a home quadruple meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Opened the season with a runner-up finish in the 200 fly against nationally-ranked Auburn and Notre Dame … Earned a pair of runner-up finishes in butterfly races at the Florida Atlantic Invite … Claimed second in the 200 free at nationally-ranked Texas A&M … Received her second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10)
Emerged as the Lady Tigers’ top 200-yard butterfly performer in her first season … Competed in every dual meet, Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and SEC Championships … Posted an 18th-place finish in the 200 fly at SEC’s (2:01.25) and finished 20th in the 100 fly with a season best of 55.05 … Earned third in the 200 fly at the Cougar Classic with a mark of 2:01.31 … Also took 10th in the 100 fly (56.32) … Swam to victory in the 200 fly five times during the dual-meet season … Registered the second-fastest mark in school history in the 200 fly, 1:58.81, to capture first in her Lady Tiger debut against nationally-ranked Tennessee … Claimed first-place in the 200 fly versus nationally-ranked Auburn in a time of 1:59.47 … Also topped the field in the 200 fly against Florida State and UNO and in a tri-meet versus Houston, Tulane and Rice … Recorded runner-up finishes in the 100 fly against UNO and the Houston tri-meet … Collected runner-up honors in the 200 fly versus nationally-ranked foes Texas A&M and Florida … Received her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Proved to be one of the top 200-butterfly performers in the country … Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200m fly after qualifying with a time of 2:14.04 … That mark was ranked in the top 150 in the world for the 2008 competition season … Also took part in the 2009 Conoco Phillips USA Swimming National Championships where she swam the 200m fly in 2:17.28 … Earned a five-star recruit ranking by Swimming World Magazine … Claims impressive top times of 54.95 and 1:59.85 in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, respectively.
Born April 26, 1991 in Amherst, Ohio … Parents are Tim and Stephanie Haley … Has one brother, T.D. … Her mother, Stephanie swam collegiately at EMU … Plans to major in mass communication.
SARA’S TOP TIMES
100 butterfly , 53.17, 2011 SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:56.67*, 2012 SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:49.47, 2011 at Florida
500 freestyle, 4:51.23, 2011 Tennessee Invitational
* - program record
SARA’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
100 butterfly, 54.08, SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:57.80, Phil Hansel Invite
500 freestyle, 4:52.42, SEC Championships