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Sam Borchers
Sam Borchers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Yellow Springs, Ohio

High School:
Yellow Springs

Event:
Distance

Experience:
SR


Nittany Lion Resume:
* Nike Indoor National Champion
* Nike Outdoor National Champion
* Track and Field News High School All-American

Personal Bests

Indoors
800m: 1:48.90
1000m: 2:22.42 (PSU Record)
Mile: 4:01.98 (PSU Record)
DMR: 9:32.94 (PSU Record)

Outdoors
800m: 1:49.94
1500m: 3:47.32
Mile: 4:03.33
4x800: 7:18.66

On the National Scene ... || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 41st in the 1500-meters at the NCAA Eastern First Round. || 2009 Indoor || Led off the school-record and NCAA automatic-qualifying distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame ... The relay finished 14th in an outstanding field, running 9:32.94 ... Anchored the DMR at the NCAA Championships, where the Lions finished ninth in 9:37.62 - just shy of All-America honors. || 2008 Season || An NCAA regional participant as well as an NCAA provisional qualifier.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2010 Outdoor || Clocked a PR 3:45.06 to place fifth in the 1500. || 2010 Indoor || Competed in the mile run, placing 23rd overall. || 2009 Cross Country || Placed 62nd overall and fifth for Penn State. || 2009 Outdoor || Competed in the 1500-meters. || 2009 Indoor || Posted a fifth-place finish in the mile with a season-best 4:04.44 ... Ran the 800-meter leg on the fifth-place DMR that finished in 9:47.73. || 2008 Outdoor || Burst into Big Ten prominence with a championship victory in the 1500-meters. || 2008 Indoor || Posted a scoring performance in his first Big Ten appearance, taking sixth in the mile run.

On the Course ... || 2009 Cross Country || Named Penn State's "Most Improved Athlete" ... Competed in three races ... Top finish was a 37th-place standing at the Cappy Anderson Invitational at Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Was the Lions' number-two man at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 73rd overall.

Around the Track ... || 2010 Outdoor || Won the 800 and 1500 at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Placed second in his heat of the 1500 (3:46.67) at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... Finished seventh in the 1500 at the Sun Angel Classic at Arizona State. || 2010 Indoor || Placed third in the 800 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Competed in the mile at the Washington Husky Classic ... Ran the 3000-meters at the Penn State National. || 2009 Outdoor || Won the 1500 at the Jim Click Shootout ... Split 1:49.75 on the fourth-place 4x800 in the Championship of America at Penn Relays ... Team finished in 7:18.66 ... Placed third in the 1500 at the Jesse Owens Classic. || 2009 Indoor || Won his heat of the 800-meters at the Washington Husky Classic, finishing in an NCAA provisional-qualifying and personal-best 1:48.90 - one of the top 15 times in the country in 2009 ... anchored the seventh-place DMR at the Penn State National. || 2008 Outdoor || Began the season with an exciting PR and regional-qualifying 1:49.94 to win the 800-meters at the Oregon Pepsi Challenge ... Finished first in the 1500 at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Ran a regional-qualifying 3:47.32 to finish third in the 1500 at the Jesse Owens Classic. || 2008 Indoor || Set school records in back-to-back weekends, starting with a 2:22.42 win in the 1,000-meters at the Penn State Open and following up with a 4:01.98 performance in the mile at the Penn State National ... His mile effort broke the 36-year old Penn State standard of 4:03.72 set by the great Greg Fredericks in 1972 ... Started off the season in style with wins in the 4x800 and DMR at the Penn State Relays ... Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for his record performance at the Penn State National.

|| High School || The top high school miler in the country in 2007... Finished first in the mile at both the Nike Indoor and Nike Outdoor National Championships, running the number-one time in the U.S. in 2007 to win the outdoor meet (4:03.33) ... A three-time Ohio Division III state champion in the 1600-meters, and a two-time winner in the 800 ... Holds Ohio state meet records in both the 1600 (4:10.83) and 800 (1:51.54) ... Also an Ohio state champion in cross country ... Twice finished third in the 1500-meters at the USATF Junior Track and Field Championships ... A Track and Field News High School All-America honoree.

|| Personal || Son of Jerome and Theresa Borchers ... Born May 25, 1988 ... Majoring in Communications.

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