|Hometown:||Santa Ana, Calif.|
|High School:||Mater Dei|
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Placed 25th in the West Coast Preview on Sept. 12 with an 8k time of 26:56 ... Placed 30th in the West Coast Conference Championships on Nov. 1 with an 8k time of 27:31.
PERSONAL BESTS: 8kXC-25:08
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Placed 17th in San Francisco Invitational on 9/1 in Bronco's debut with a time of 26:52 in the 8k ... Placed 33rd in the Sundodger Invitational with an 8k time of 25:08 on 9/15... Placed 68th in the Stanford Invitational with a time of 25:29 in the 8k on 9/29.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. ... coached by Rick Martinez as a prep ... also played tennis and ran track ... was named to the All-Trinity League ... placed 13th at the CIF Southern Section Finals ... member of the National Honors Society, California Scholarship Federation ... honor roll student for 4 years.
PERSONAL: Son of Geoffrey and Debra Sampson ... has a younger brother, Justin ... enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, and watching movies ... majoring in civil engineering.