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  Jessica Sams
Jessica  Sams

Player Profile

Ogden, Utah

High School:
Ogden HS


Personal Bests:
5,000 (Outdoor) 16:47.99
3,000 (Outdoor) 9:52.03
3,000 (Indoor) 9:42.64
Mile (Indoor) 5:11.37

2015 Cross Country:
Helped Utah qualify for the NCAA Championships as a team for the first time in school history, placing 220th overall … placed 29th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships … finished 45th at the Pac-12 Championships … captured fourth overall at the Utah Open … earned seventh at the MSU Invitational … 68th at the Notre Dame Invitational and 113th at NCAA Pre-Nationals … honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic.

2015 Outdoor Track:
Finished 24th in the 5,000 at the Pac-12 Championships … season-best 5,000 time of 16:47.99 at the Mt. SAC Relays, finishing 12th, which ranks seventh all-time at Utah … won the 3,000 at the Utah Spring Classic … season-best 3,000 time of 9:52.03 against Oregon State … honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic.

2015 Indoor Track:
Finished 29th in the 3,000 at the MPSF Championships … season-best 3,000 time of 9:42.64 at the Husky Classic ranks sixth all-time at Utah … finished fifth in the mile at the Bronco Invite (5:11.37) … ran a time of 17:03.02 in the 5,000 at the Husky Classic, fifth-best all-time at Utah … MPSF All-Academic Team.

2014 Cross Country:
Finished 37th 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.

Daughter of Pamela and Walter Sams ... majoring in health promotion and education ... went to Japan (2013) and Guatemala (2011) on two week service missions for the Washington Heights Church.
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