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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 54.48m 178’9″


  • 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: 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.