North Oldham High School is pleased to announce that Sarah McMurchie will be the new girls head track and field coach. Sarah graduated from Oldham county high school where she ran track and field as well as played basketball. Signed to run track and field for Bellarmine University as a collegiate student-athlete. During her time there she learned a lot about herself as well as about the sport of track and field. She was recruited for long jump, triple jump and the 400-meter dash. However, during her time there she was introduced to the multi-events (heptathlon & pentathlon). The multi’s involve an immense amount of extra time and hard work outside of normal practice hours in order to learn the specific and technical aspects of the sport. A few of her collegiate accomplishments include; the program record holder in both the indoor and outdoor triple jump, the indoor pentathlon and the indoor freshman triple jump. In addition, the native of La Grange, Kentucky, was a member of the 2019 indoor 4×400 GLVC champion relay team. McMurchie earned an NCAA provisional in the pentathlon and she garnered multiple academic All-GLVC laurels as a student athlete. Coach McMurchie graduated from Bellarmine University with a degree in exercise science with a minor in nutrition and is a certified personal trainer.
When asked why she wanted to coach track and field at North Oldham, Sarah talked about her journey as and athlete. “Being a track athlete for about a decade comes with a lot of pros… but of course with pros come cons. Unfortunately, life doesn’t slope on a strict positive incline, inevitably we take the good with the bad. Great success stories are of part of my journey as a track athlete, however, it’s important to note that failure is also a major component to my journey. I’m proud of the well-rounded athlete I’ve developed into, through persistent hard work and dedication. This journey has never been easy, and the road is long. Injury was a huge hurdle I consistently battled. Likewise, I have learned a lot because of the injuries that I’ve endured and have grown thicker skin not only in regard to my athletic capabilities but also mindset/mentality and determination. Nobody is perfect and life is all about balance (sports and life). For me the biggest component to that dealt with self-discovery… being an athlete is a choice, it’s a chance to compete, a chance to learn and a chance to grow from success and failure. This is by far one of the greatest lessons that I have embodied, and I am so excited to turn the page and start this next chapter of my life as the head female Track and Field coach. I believe that I have a lot to offer in terms of training and workout regimens in order to get North Oldham to the next level of competition. In conjunction, I am also very interested in the athletes as a whole person; mind, body & spirit; committing to do my very best as their coach, to meet them where they are and individually helping build them up to where we are headed as a Track and Field family. I am beyond excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to get to know the girls as we gear up for an awesome season of Track and Field.