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Sam Prakel
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'11"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Versailles, Ohio
High School: Versailles
Experience: High School
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U.S. Junior bronze medal winner and Foot Locker Nationals finalist is an exciting and talented runner from the Midwest. Won six total titles for Versailles High School. Gatorade Ohio Runner of the Year.

2013-14: Cross Country - Ran in his first collegiate race unattached at the Dellinger Invitational with a mark of 25:27 and placed 47th in the 8,000 meter.

Prep: Won the bronze medal in the 1,500 meters at the 2013 U.S. Junior Championships (3:46.93). A two-time Ohio Division III state champion in cross country (2011-12) for Versailles High School. Won the 800 (1:52.32) and 1,600 (4:14.00) meters at the as a senior at the 2013 Ohio state meet, where he also scored on the 4x400 meter and 4x800 meter relay. Set a prep best in the 1,600 of 4:09.92 in winning the Midwest Meet of Champions. Captured the 1,600 meters (4:10.33) and the 3,200 meters (9:16.14) at the 2012 state track championships. Went on to finish fourth in the mile at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 4:11.82. Was named a 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman winner, as well as the Ohio Gatorade Runner of the Year. Was also a Footlocker Nationals qualifier in 2012. High School Bests: 800 Meters - 1:52.32, 2013; 1,500 Meters - 3:46.93, 2013; 1,600 Meters - 4:09.92, 2013; 3,200 Meters - 9:16.14, 2012.

Personal: Major is biochemistry.

Personal Bests
1,500 Meters - 3:46.93,
U.S. Junior Championships,
Fairfax, Va., 4/9/11

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