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  Jessica Sams
Jessica  Sams

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ogden, Utah

High School:
Ogden HS

Position:
Distance/CC

Experience:
HS

At Utah:

2014 Cross Country:

Finished 37 overall and was the second Ute to cross the line at the NCAA Regional Championships with a time of 22:14.75 ... earned 53rd at the Pac-12 Championships with a season-best 6K time of 21:26.8 ... captured eighth in the three mile at the Montana State Invitational with a time of 17:33.25 ... placed 11th at the Nevada Twilight and 22nd at the Utah Open.

2014 Outdoor Track:

Finished second in the 3,000 at the Utah Spring Classic with a season-best time of 10:36.05 ... season-best 5,000 time of 17:49.29 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival ... fifth in the 5,000 at the Beach Invitational and eighth at the BYU Robison Invitational.

2014 Indoor Track:

Improved her personal-best 3,000 time in all three meets during the season, with a time of 9:58.73 at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... ninth in the 3,000 at the UW Invitational ... captured 13th in the mile at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 5:21.99.

2013 Cross Country:

Posted an 83rd-place performance at the Pac-12 Championships ... clocked a season-best time of 23:08.28 (6k) for 41st in the open heat of the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... earned 30th in her collegiate debut at the Utah State Invitational.

High School:

Was a member of the 2010 cross country and 2011 track state championship teams ... earned four letters in both cross country and track ... high school personal bests include five-kilometer (19:02), 3,200 (11:20), and 1,600 (5:15) ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal:

Daughter of Pamela and Walter Sams ... has not declared a major but is pre-pharmacy ... went to Japan (2013) and Guatemala (2011) on two week service missions for the Washington Heights Church.

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