Samantha Meyerhoff
Samantha  Meyerhoff


Tempe, Ariz.

High School:
Marcos de Niza

Last College:
Mesa Community College


XC, Mid-distance


As A Junior: Established herself as a leader by finishing first on the team in every race except one ... finished third overall at the 5K CW Post Invite (Sept. 18) with a time of 18:57.29 ... placed 22nd out of 387 runners at the Paul Short Invite (Oct. 1) by running her best 6K time of the year at 22:37 ... attained a 14th place finish out of 135 runners at the 5K Metropolitan Championships (Oct. 8) with a time of 19:13 ... notched another third place overall finish with a time of 14:25.52 at the 4K STJ Fall Festival (Oct. 17) ... awarded All-East Honors for her impressive 18:57 time at the 5K ECAC Championships (Nov. 20).

Before St. John's: Ran cross country and track & field two years at Mesa Community College, serving as captain both years ... four-year letterwinner at Marcos de Niza High School, graduating in 2008 ... ranked in the top five in the state in the 3K steeplechase in 2009 and 2010 ... ranked in the National Top 50 in cross country in 2009 and 2010 ... named high school team MVP twice and Tempe Top Teen in 2008 ... finished fourth in steeplechase and won state championship in 4x800-meter relay during senior year ... named Padre Athlete of the Month three times for perfect GPA and athletic achievement.

Personal: Daughter of Cindi and Tom Meyerhoff ... has one brother, Daniel (24), and one sister, Sally (26) ... her sister ran track for Duke University from 2004-07 ... majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish ... hopes to be a physician's assistant.

Off the Track

Favorite Book: "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Favorite Movie: "Coyote Ugly"

Favorite TV Show: "I Love Lucy"

Favorite Food: Lasagna


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