Hannah Samuels
Hannah Samuels
Height: 5'10"
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Dothan, Ala.
High School: Providence Christian
Major: Business

Honors:

  • USA South All-Conference honorable mention (2017)
  • USA South All-Conference first team (2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)

2017-18 (Junior): Ran in seven meets during the fall cross country season… Was a USA South All-Conference honorable mention… placed fifth or higher on the team in all seven meets… Placed ninth out of 53 runners at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 30)… Set a 6k personal record at the NCAA Regional meet (Nov. 11)

2016-17 (Sophomore): Competed in eight cross country races, contributing points as a top-five team finisher in all eight... Named to the USA South All-Conference first team... Set personal records in all events, with a 13:14.8 two-mile in the UTC PowerAde Invitational (Sept. 9), a 21:12.5 5k in the UNG Invitational (Sept. 17), and a 25:06.5 6k in the Berry Viking Open (Oct. 15)... Was the first-place team finisher, sixth overall, in the USA South Championship 6k (Oct. 29) with a time of 25:23.0... Competed in all five outdoor track meets... Set program record in the 5000 meter at 20:13.67 at the Victor Icebreaker Duals (March 4)... Claimed an individual title in the 5000 meter at the Atlantic Independent Championships with a time of 21:01.60 (April 20)... Also finished fifth in the 1500 at 5:21.46 at the Atlantic Independent Championships (April 20)... Ran the indoor 3000 meter in 11:42.16 at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 11)... Collected USA South All-Academic honors for a second straight year

2015-16 (Freshman): Competed in four races her freshman year... Finished sixth in the Mountaintop Invitational two-mile (Sept. 4) with a time of 14:13 as Covenant's fifth finisher, contributing to a first-place finish for the team... Ran a personal best in the 6k with a time of 26:49 at the UNG Invitational (Sept. 19)... Came in 12th with a time of 27:52 in the Maryville Invitational 6k (Oct. 3)... Also competed during the spring track season and set personal bests in the 3000 meter (11:17) and 5000 meter (19:56) while also running with the 4x400 relay team... Named to USA South All-Academic team

High School: Attended Providence Christian School... Ran cross country for five years at PCS... Holds a personal best in the 5k of 20:57... As a junior, she won the Wiregrass Cross Country championship in Dothan and in her senior year was named the Female Cross Country Runner of the Year by the Dothan Eagle newspaper... Member National Honor Society... Earned A Honor Roll

Personal: Parents are Ben and Jen Samuels... Has one sister, Abigail, and two brothers, Philip and Steven... Favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31... Majoring in business... Wants to become an accountant or math teacher

Samuels' Personal Records:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 13:14.8 (UTC PowerAde Invitational, Sep 9, 2016)
5K: 21:12.5 (UNG Invitational, Sep 17, 2016)
6K: 24:25.2 (NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, Nov. 11, 2017)

Outdoor Track:
800m: 2:41.43 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 7-8, 2017)
1500m: 5:21.46 (Atlantic Independent Championships, April 20, 2017)
3000m: 11:17 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 15, 2016)
5000m: 19:56 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 9, 2016) 

Indoor Track:
3000m: 11:42.16 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 11, 2017) 

High School:
5K: 20:57