Sara Maeve Klingensmith
Sara Maeve Klingensmith
  • Height:
    5'6"
  • Year:
    2026
  • Hometown:
    Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • High School:
    East Chapel Hill
  • Position:
    Jumps/Sprints
  • Major:
    Biology
  • Pronunciation:
    Sair-RUH MAYVE KLIN-gen-smith

Bio

 

Link to TFFRS.org Career Statistics

2023-24:
Indoor Track & Field:
  • Opened the season with a third place finish in the Long Jump at the Mary Grinaker Invitational (4.83m)
  • Had a season-best time of 27.74 in the 200m at the Tufts Cupid Challenge
  • Runner-up in the 400m at the Gordon Kelly Invitational (1:02.33)
  • Won the Long Jump (5.05m) and the 400m race (1:02.54) at the Peter de Villiers Cup
  • Part of program record 4x200m Relay team at New England DIII Championships (1:48.64)
2022-23:
Outdoor Track & Field:
  • Opened outdoor season with a sixth place finish in the long jump at Emory Thrills in the Hills (5.18m)
  • Finished fourth in the long jump (5.03m), 10th in the 100m (13.43), and part of a third place 4x100m relay team at the Coast Guard Invitational (51.01)
  • Won the 200m dash (26.99), second in the long jump (4.98m), and part of the winning 4x100m relay team at the Wellesley Tri-Match (51.43)
  • Placed 13th in the 200m dash (26.86), 14th in the long jump (4.80m), and part of a seventh place 4x100m relay team at the NEWMAC Championship (50.35)
Indoor Track & Field:
  • Opened collegiate career with a win in the long jump at the Mary Grinaker Invitational (5.09m), and sixth in 60m dash (8.48)
  • Won the 200m event at the Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational (27.56)
  • Took first in the long jump at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational (5.08m), part of then program record 4x200m relay team (1:50.10)
  • Won the long jump and part of winning 4x400m relay team against Smith and Mount Holyoke (5.13m, 4:14.14), also set a personal record in 200m (27.22)
  • Broke 4x200m program record once again at New England DIII Championships (1:49.63)
Before Wellesley:
  • Attended East Chapel Hill High School, graduated in 2022
  • Competed on varsity track all four years of high school
  • Set the school record for long jump
  • Competed at the conference, regional, state, and national level
  • Won freshman athlete of the year
  • Made All-Conference for long jump, 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m
  • AP scholar with distinction (2020, 2021, 2022)
Personal:
  • Daughter of Erin Fraher (class of '88) and John Klingensmith
  • Loves being outdoors, exploring new places, and being an active member of the community
  • Volunteered over 100 hours at Habitat for Humanity as Youth Fundraising Chair, raising over $5,000 for affordable housing
  • Erin Fraher (mother) swam from 1984-1988 at Wellesley College
Why Wellelsey:
  • Chose Wellesley because of its diverse and vibrant community, outstanding academics, and the ability to compete on the DIII level with a great team culture