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Sam Masters
Sam Masters

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Columbia Mo.

Last College:
University of Tulsa

Event:
Distance

Experience:
SR


02/26/2013

Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

Both men's and women's squads honored for outstanding academic standing

01/15/2013

Cross Country Holds 2012 Recognition Ceremony

Nittany Lions coming off another success season on the course

11/17/2012

Cross Country Finishes 14th at NCAA Championships

Perri paces Nittany Lion effort with 47th-place finish

11/14/2012

Cross Country To Toe The Line In Louisville

Nittany Lion women's squad goes into NCAA Championships with No. 9 ranking

11/13/2012

Alford-Sullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year

Nittany Lions currently ranked No. 9, nationally

On the National Scene ... || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 5K ... Finished 20th overall to Honorable Mention All-America honors ... Advanced to the Championships with an effort of 14:00.84 at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary. || 2012 Cross Country || Qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships as an individual via a 12th-place overall finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished with All-Region status at regionals, running 30:48 for 10K.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Placed eighth in the 5K, earning a scoring finish. || 2013 Indoor || Scored eighth-place finishes in both the 3,000 and 5,000-meters, including a PR effort of 14:08.69 in the 5K. || 2012 Cross Country || Placed 39th overall in his first Big Ten appearance, helping the Lions to a sixth-place finish in the team standings ... Covered the 8K course in 24:41 as the Nittany Lions' number five.

On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Was the Nittany Lions' top finisher at the Greater Louisville Classic and again at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished 13th overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational. || 2011 Cross Country || Was a member of Tulsa's squad at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Placed 13th overall at the Conference USA Championships ... Named to the C-USA Second Team ... Finished 10th at the Houston Dual. || 2010 Cross Country || Finished 12th at the C-USA Championships as Tulsa's seventh man ... Earned All-Conference Second Team honors ... Top finish was sixth overall at the Hurricane Festival.

Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Was a member of the Lions' fifth-place 4xMile at Penn Relays ... Finished 18th in the 5K at the Mt. SAC Relays with a lifetime-best 13:57.33. || 2013 Indoor || Broke a long-standing Penn State record in the 3K, going 7:54.52 at the Husky Classic at Washington ... Ran a PR 4:02.67 for the mile at the Penn State National ... Broke 8:00 in the 3K for the second time at the Alex Wilson Last Chance, running 7:59.80 for third place in the race. || University of Tulsa || Will begin his graduate degree at Penn State after an outstanding career at the University of Tulsa. || 2012 Outdoor || An NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the 1500 ... Finished seventh in the 10,000 at the C-USA Championships ... Ran a PR 3:46.80 to finish second in the 1500 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational. || 2012 Indoor || Placed third in the 3000 (8:13.20) at the C-USA Championships, earning all-conference third team status ... Placed fourth in the 5K at the conference meet ... Ran a career-low 8:06.53 in the 3000 at the Meyo Invitational. || 2011 Outdoor || Placed fourth in the 5000 at the C-USA Championships ... Ran a PR of 14:13.87 for the 5K at the Drake Relays ... Won the 3K at the John Jacobs Invitational. || 2011 Indoor || Placed ninth in the mile at the C-USA Championships ... Also ran the 3000 ... Won the mile at the JD Martin Invitational. || 2010 Seasons || Redshirted the 2010 Indoor and Outdoor seasons. || 2009 Outdoor || Finished eighth in the 1500 at C-USA. || 2009 Indoor || Placed sixth in the 5K and ninth in the mile at the conference meet ... Top finish was third in the mile at the JD Martin Duals. || Personal || Son of Ginger Masters ... Birthday is October 13, 1989.

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
1500m *** 3:46.80
Mile 4:02.67 ***
3000m 7:54.52 ***
5000m 14:08.69 13:57.33

2012 Meet-by-Meet Results

Date Event Distance Overall Team Scoring PSU Time
9/8 Harry Groves Spiked Shoe 5.2m 13th 2 3rd 26:35
9/29 Greater Louisville 8K 17th 1 10th 24:10
10/28 Big Ten Championships 8K 39th 5 6th 24:41
11/9 Mid-Atlantic Regional 10K 12th 1 5th 30:48
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