Sarah Griggs is in her third year as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Utah State, helping coach the Aggie distance runners.
In 2016, Griggs helped coach Dillon Maggard, who earned the school’s third cross country All-America honor – the second on the men’s side – as he placed 12th with a time of 30:03.9 in the men’s 10-kilometer race at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships.
Maggard qualified for nationals by placing eighth with a time of 31:02.20 at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships, where he helped the Aggie men finish eighth (out of 17) in the team standings with 230 points. The native of Kirkland, Wash., also earned first-team all-conference accolades after placing fourth with a time of 24:08.10 at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships. He led the men to a fourth-place team finish with 131 points.
Two other Aggies were recognized for their performances at the MW Cross Country Championships. Kashley Carter earned second-team all-conference accolades for the second consecutive year as she placed eighth with a time of 20:45.20, while Luke Beattie was named the MW Men’s Freshman of the Year after placing 35th with a time of 24:47.30.
Griggs was the team manager for Utah State’s cross country and track & field teams during the 2014-15 season.
Prior to Utah State, Griggs was the team manager for BYU’s track & field program during the 2013-14 season. She also worked with the women’s distance team during that year.
In 2013, Griggs was the team manager when both of BYU’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. The men placed fourth, while the women finished 28th.
During her time at BYU, Griggs worked with Shea Martinez-Collinsworth, who was tabbed a USTFCCCA Outdoor Track & Field All-American Honorable Mention in 2014. She also worked with Kelsey Brown-Gilbert, who was a 2013 second-team All-American in the 800m.
Griggs earned her bachelor’s degree in science, exercise and wellness from BYU in 2014 and she is now working on her master’s degree in social work.
The native of Colorado Springs, Colo., was a member of the track & field, cross country and basketball teams at Thomas B. Doherty High School, where she earned a combined seven letters. She was a team captain for both her basketball and track & field teams.
Griggs, who is the youngest of six children, served an LDS Church Mission in Nicaragua from 2011-13.
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