Chris Sampson
Chris Sampson
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei

AS A RS-SENIOR (2011-2012): (XC) Finished the Hornet Jamboree 4mile race in 20:52 …Earned 25:49 in the Stanford Invitational 8k … Ran the Bronco Invite 8k in 26:44.6 … Competed in the 8k WCC Championships with a time of 27:12 … Ran 25:38 in the Doc Adams Invite. (TRACK) Ran in the 5k at the Kim Duyst Invite in 15:28.96 … Competed in the Aggie Open 1500m in 4:09.15 … Earned a personal best time in the 1500m in 4:06.21 at the Johnny Mathis Invite … Finished the SF State Distance Carnival 5k in 15:39.89 … Raced a personal best in the 800m at Woody Wilson Invite in 1:59.77 … Continued to lower his time in the 5k at the Brutus Hamilton Invite with a time of 15:35.96 … Ran in the 1500m at the Sac State Open in 4:12.36 … Finished the season at the West Coast Invite in the 5k with a seasonal best time of 15:26.90.

AS A SENIOR (2010-2011): (XC) Did not compete. (TRACK) Ran 15:57:04 in the 5000m for 27th place @ Cal State Stanislaus 3/5/11…Finished the 5000m in 15:32:40 @ San Francisco State 3/25/11…Earned a PR in the 1500m with a time of 4:06:37 and ran 2:00:20 in the 800m @ San Francisco State 4/2/11…Lowered his time in the 5000m to 15:13:86, a PR by 19 seconds @ Chico State 4/8-9/11…Ran 4:07:53 in the 1500m and 2:01:80 in the 800m @ Woody Wilson Invitational, UC Davis 4/16/11…Competed in the 5000m in 15:19:39 @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational, CAL 4/22/11.

AS A JUNIOR (2009-2010): (XC) Placed 27th with a time of 26:21 at the San Francisco Invite… finished 53rd with a time of 25:33 at the Stanford Invite… ran to a time of 25:04 at the Bronco Invite, good for a 19th place finish… placed 7th at the West Coast Conference Championships with a time of 25:23… came in 71st with a time of 32:28 at the NCAA West Regional.(TRACK) Ran 15:49:47 in the 5000m @ Chico Twilight Invitational 4/10/10.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-2009): (XC) 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.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-2008): 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.

COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS

Cross Country: 20:38 in the 4mile (2009 - Hornet Jamboree); 25:04 in the 8k (2009 - SCU Bronco Invite); 32:28.45 in the 10k (2009 - NCAA West Regionals Championship)
Track:
1:59.77 in the 800m (2012 - Woody Wilson); 4:06.21 in the 1500m (2012 - Johnny Mathis Invite); 15:13.86 in the 5k (2011 - Chico State Distance Carnival)

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.