Samantha Levin

Samantha Levin

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Ladue H.S.

Position:
Middle Distance

While at LSU (2012-13)
2013
-Highlighted her outdoor season in 2013 by leading off the Lady Tigers in a school-record-setting performance in the 4x800-meter relay at the 119th Penn Relays for third place
-Helped lead the Lady Tigers to a pair of victories in the 4x800-meter relay and distance medley relay at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
-Clocked a seasonal best of 2:10.72 in a fourth-place finish in the B section of the 800 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold
-Finished in 14th place in the qualifying round of the 800 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a run of 2:12.33
-Did not compete during the indoor season due to injury

2012
-Scored one point for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
-Helped the Lady Tigers win their fifth SEC Outdoor title in six seasons
-Set an outdoor seasonal best of 2:07.40 in a sixth-place finish in the semifinal round at the SEC Outdoor meet
-Finished in 42nd place in the qualifying round of the 800 meters with a run of 2:11.56 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Fla.
-Advanced to the 800-meter final in her SEC Indoor Championships debut, placing ninth
-Ran the 800-meter leg on LSU's distance medley relay team that scored four points with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships
-Also ran the 800-meter leg on the distance medley relay team that set an indoor school record of 11:18.75 in winning the event at the Tyson Invitational
-Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 2:09.39 in a sixth-place finish in the invitational race at the Razorback Invitational
-Helped the Lady Tigers win their first ever Texas Relays title in the distance medley relay as she teamed with Charlene Lipsey, Montenae Roye-Speight and Laura Carleton for the second-fastest time outdoors in school history at 11:16.82

Prior to College
-One of the most prolific middle distance recruits at the prep level for the Class of 2011
-The Missouri Class 4A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships meet-record holder in the 800-meter run after clocking a personal best of 2:06.74 to win her third-straight state title in the event during her senior season in 2011
-Swept 800-meter national titles during her senior season at the AAU Junior Olympic Games (2:07.06) and USATF National Junior Olympic Championships (2:08.23) in 2011
-Her winning time of 2:07.06 at the AAU Junior Olympics broke the 31-year-old meet record of 2:08.2h set by Regina Jacobs in Los Angeles in 1980
-Also captured USATF Junior Olympics gold medals for Gateway City United Track Club in the 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay in 2011
-Ran 2:07.35 to take home a bronze medal in the 800M at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships
-Won a bronze medal for the United States in the two-lap race at the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships with her time of 2:07.68
-Set a lifetime PR of 54.46 in the 400-meter dash during the 2011 outdoor season
-Won four gold medals in the young women's division while competing with the St. Louis Lightning Track Club at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships
-Swept middle distance gold medals in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships
-Clocked 2:09.27 in the 800-meter final and a personal best of 4:39.80 in the 1,500-meter final to win two individual gold medals for the St. Louis Lightning in addition to gold medals in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays at the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships
-Her performance helped the St. Louis Lightning win the team national championship at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships
-Won a total of six Missouri Class 4A state titles during her prep career at Ladue High School
-A three-time Missouri Class 4A state champion in the 800M, including her meet-record performance of 2:06.74 as a senior in 2011
-Helped lead Ladue Horton Watkins High School to three-straight Class 4A state titles in the 4x400-meter relay from 2009-11
-Anchored Ladue's mile relay to a Missouri Class 4A state meet record of 3:48.00 in her prep finale

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