2018

Sports Legend

Sarah Mumbach Takas, Class of 1990

Sarah was a tenacious swimmer excelling in distance freestyle, breaststroke, individual medley, as well as relays and sprints. Her ability to contribute in a diverse range of events kept the lineup unpredictable and helped the team secure undefeated seasons in 1986 and 1987. The team earned ECIC and Sectional Team Championships in 1986, 1987 and 1988.  Sarah dominated Section VI swimming as a New York State meet finalist and ECIC 500 freestyle record holder. As a junior, she was elected team captain. Sarah held school records in the 200 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke and 500 freestyle. The 100 breaststroke record stood for three decades and the 1986 400 freestyle relay record and the 1987 500 freestyle record still stand today.  As a scholarship athlete at Fordham University, Sarah was a two-year team captain and Patriot League Champion in the 400 individual medley and 1650 freestyle. After graduating with honors, Sarah continued to contribute to the swimming community as the Aquatics Coordinator at Erie Community College Flickinger Center, proudly hosting the U.S. Open, her own Fordham Rams at the Atlantic 10 Championships and the Hamburg Bulldogs at the Section VI and New York State meets.  Sarah currently works for Jetblue Airways which affords her the opportunity to travel with husband Justin (1990), Luci (2019), Grace (2021) and Logan (2024), all proud Bulldogs. She was awarded the Jetblue Community Connection Presidential Award for exceptional volunteer work in our community, including Roswell Park Cancer Institute and BetheMatch.org, a national bone marrow transplant donor registry. Sarah’s most treasured memory is joining her legendary Coach, Dave Evans, on the pool deck as his Assistant Coach for the Hamburg Girls Varsity Swim Team from 2007-2013.