2011 Cross Country: Did not compete.
2011 Track: Did not compete.
2010 Cross Country: Did not compete. High School: Helped Palestine High School to three consecutive district titles in cross country, and one regional title...Earned all-East Texas honors in track and field...Placed fifth at state meet in the 800 meters...Lettered in soccer all four years at PHS...Earned first team all-district honors in soccer as junior and senior...Served as soccer team captain as senior...Earned class Valedictorian honor...Member of National Honor Society, FCA and Student Council...Named AP Scholar and All-East Texas Academic Team...Volunteered for Relay For Life and Hurricane Rita Mission Project.
Personal: Full name is Sara Marie Bates...Born Sept. 22, 1991, in Palestine, Texas...Daughter of Stephen and Laura Bates...Has one brother, Joseph...Majoring in biology/pre-physical therapy.