53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
The freshman will close out her season next weekend in Terre Haute, IN
The teams will travel to Ames, IA, on Friday to race for spots at the NCAA Championship
The men placed 4th, women 7th, at Friday's meet in Gainesville, FL.
Friday's meet is hosted by the Univ. of Florida in Gainesville
2012 NCAA Cross Country Midwest Regional meet - Springfield, MO
|5K||19:00.21||Greater Louisville Classic||09/29/2012|
|INDOOR TRACK & FIELD|
|5K||18:30.58||Missouri Collegiate Challenge||02/15/2013|
|OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD|
|5K||17:39.89||Ole Miss Invite||04/13/2013|
Cross Country-Was the 3rd Tiger to cross the finish line at the opening dual versus Arkansas for a 11th place finish with a time of 14:38 in the 4k...Set a new PR of 18:32.4 in the 5k at the Notre Dame Invitational shaving off 28 seconds from her old mark... At the next race she set another PR in the 6k running 21:51 to earn a 33rd place finish at the Bradley Classic...Placed 58th and the SEC Championship and 96th at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Cross Country- Started her career as a Tiger at the Iowa State Invitational, where she was the 6th finisher for the black and gold, 17th overall, in 19:22...PR'd the following meet with a 19:00.21 performance at the Greater Louisville Classic...Timed in at 22:45 for her first 6k at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational, and bested that performance at the SEC Championships in Nashville, TN, with a 22:37.67 finish...Ended the season at the NCAA Midwest Regional where she was the 6th finisher for the Tigers
Indoor Track- Ran at home for both of her meets during the indoor season, starting with the Missouri Invitational where she hit 10:52.59 for the 3k...Crossed the line in 18:30.58 for the 5k at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge
Outdoor Track- Started the season with a 1500m-5k double at the Missouri Relays, timing in at 18:11.91 to take 8th in the 5k...Hit a PR in the 5k at the Ole Miss Invite, where she finished 7th overall in 17:39.89...Ended her season at the Iowa Musco Invitational where she paced in at 10:14.53 for the 3k
- Rock Bridge School Record Holder in the 3200m
- Four-time MSHSAA Cross Country Championships qualifier
- Two-time MSHSAA All-State for Cross Country (2008, 2011)
- All-State for the 4x800m at the 2012 MSHSAA Track & Field Championships
- All-State for the 3200m at the 2012 MSHSAA Track & Field Championships
Ran for Rock Bridge HS under coach Neal Blackburn...As a team, made it to four consecutive MSHSAA State Championships for Cross Country (2008-2011), including a 2nd place finish in 2011...Was captain of the first cross country team in Rock Bridge history to win a district championships, sectional championship, and state trophy (2011)...As an individual inCross Country, was All-District in Cross Country all four years (2008-2011)...Sam was a four-time MSHSAA State Qualifier (2008-2011), including two All-State finishes in 2008 (20th) and 2011 (18th)...Qualified for the Nike Cross Country National Midwest Regional (2010)...On theTrack, Sam broke the 3200m school record, running an 11:09.78 at the 2011 State Championships...She was All-District in the 4x800m, 1600m (2009, 2010, 2012), and 3200m (2009-2012)...Was the District Champion in the 3200m (2011)...Was a State Qualifier for the 4x800m (2010 - 2012), 1600m (2009, 2012), and 3200m (2009, 2011, 2012), including All-State Honors for the 4x800m (8th) and 3200m (8th) in 2012
High School Bests
1600m-5:10 | 3200m-11:09 | 3 mile XC-18:12 | 5k XC-19:01
Parents are Glenn and Janie, older brother, Will...Born July 29, 1994...Was a Scholar Athlete throughout high school (2009-2012)...Was a member of National Honor Society...Earned a Bright Flight Scholarship...Mom, Janie, is a Missouri Alum...Works on family farm and shows sheep at local and state fairs...Plans to study Elementary Education, minoring in Psychology
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