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Sam Masters
Sam  Masters

Graduate Student

Columbia Mo.

High School:
University of Tulsa

Last College:
University of Tulsa





Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

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


Cross Country Holds 2012 Recognition Ceremony

Nittany Lions coming off another success season on the course


Cross Country Finishes 14th at NCAA Championships

Perri paces Nittany Lion effort with 47th-place finish


Cross Country To Toe The Line In Louisville

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


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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