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Sara Zabarino

Sara Zabarino - Women's Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Candelo, Italy
high school
IIS Q. Sella
other college
Universita del Piemonte Orientale


Performance Profile

Javelin 55.66m 182’7″



  • First-Team All-American – Javelin
  • School Record Holder in the Javelin (55.66m)
  • 2022 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
  • 2022 First Team All-ACC (Outdoor) – Javelin
  • 2021 Outdoor T&F All-American Honorable Mention – Javelin
  • 2021 Outdoor T&F All-ACC 1st Team – Javelin
  • 2021 Outdoor T&F Academic All-ACC Team


Outdoor: Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team…Finished fifth in the javelin (55.61m) to earn First-Team All-America honors in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships…Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the javelin with a throw of 52.16m to finish fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary…Broke the school record in the javelin (55.66m) on her way to a second-place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships…Threw a personal best in the javelin (54.65m) to win the event at the Crimson Tide Invitational…Posted a mark of 46.87m in the javelin at the Florida Relays to finish sixth…Finished second in Javelin Throw (52.97m) at the Florida State Relays…Competed in second Javelin Throw (52.34m) at the Tiger Track Classic


Outdoor: Made her Seminole debut at the USF Bulls Invite finishing third in the JT (48.49m)…fourth in the JT (52.39m) at FSU Relays…at Pepsi Florida Relays placed fifth in JT (49.66m)…at the North Florida Invite finished third in the JT (49.41m)…at ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships was JT runner-up with a personal best mark of 54.48m…qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round finishing sixth overall in the JT (52.35m)…advanced to the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships where she placed 10th overall with a mark of 53.51m.


Season was canceled due to COVID-19.


Has represented Italy on the European and World stage since 2015…was the 2019 European Throwing Cup U23 champion on the strength of her personal-best (58.62m)…placed seventh at the 2019 European U23 Championships after winning the Italian U23 national title…placed fifth at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, highlighting a year which included five victories and four additional podium appearances…in 2017 won the Italian junior title with a monstrous PB of 52.77m; one of seven victories…placed ninth at the European U20 Championships…finished fifth at the 2016 European U18 Championships with a personal-best of 56.58m with the 500g implement…was also the youngest finalist at the Italian Senior National Championships, placing fifth; the first of four consecutive appearance in her country’s finals…in 2015 won the Italian junior national title at represented her country at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia…attended one semester of university at home before her arrival at at FSU…outstanding in the classroom as a food and nutrition science major…born August 1, 1999.