Samantha Shields

Samantha Shields


Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Trinity Prep



2010: Finished sixth in the high jump at the UCF Invitational on 3/27 with a mark of 5-1.0/1.54m...Had a season-best jump (5-3.0/1.60m) at the Black & Gold Challenge on 3/20...Set a season-best time in the 100-meter hurdles at the UCF Invitational in 15.35...At the Black & Gold Challenge, set a season-best time of 26.33 in the 200 meters...Finished eighth at the Tom Jones Memorial in the long jump with a distance of 17-2.75/5.25m.

2009: Finished 15th in the heptathlon at the C-USA Championships with 3,866 points...Posted season highs in the 100m hurdles, 200m dash, 800m run, high jump and shot put during the heptathlon...Ran in the 400m dash in both the Jimmy Carnes and Tom Jones Memorial during the indoor season.

2008: Made her collegiate debut at the Virginia Tech Championships on Jan. 11-12, running in the 55-, 200- and 400-meter dashes...Broke the one-minute mark in the 200-meter dash, setting an indoor personal best and finishing 13th at the Chick-fil-A Classic on Feb. 16...Finished 26th in the same event at the C-USA Championships on Feb. 29...In the outdoor season, set her personal best in the 100-meter dash at the UCF Invitational, running in 12.77 to finish 18th...Also ran the 200-meter dash at the UCF Invitational, setting another personal best and finishing 26th with a time of 26.41.

Prior to UCF: Graduated from Trinity Preparatory School, where she was two-sport athlete...ran track and played varsity basketball...earned third-team all-state honors in basketball during her junior year...volunteered with Best Buddies and Habitat for Humanity.

Personal: Born in Denver, Colo....Daughter of Kenneth and Sandra Shields...Major is marketing.

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