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

Honors:

  • (Track & Field) USA South All-Conference - 10,000 meter (2019)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference second team (2018)
  • (Cross Country) USTFCCCA All-Academic (2018)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference honorable mention (2017)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference first team (2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)

2018-19 (Senior): Ran in seven cross country meets... Earned All-USA South second team honors after placing 12th with a 6k time of 24:44.7, a season-best mark, at the conference meet (Oct. 26)... Finished fourth at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 31) with a two-mile time of 13:30.4... Also came in fourth at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 29) with a 6k time of 24:59.2... Had three top 10 finishes on the year... Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors... Competed in all indoor and outdoor track meets... Earned All-USA South honors in the 10,000 meter event after finishing in 43:30.65... Set a program record in the outdoor 10,000 meter with a time 41:28.48 at the Rhodes Invitational... Set a personal record time of 5:07.77 in the outdoor 1500 at Berry Field Day Invitational

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)... Ran in three events during the indoor track season... Set the school record in the 5000m at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12), placing third overall with a time of 20:06.70... Set the school record in the DMR at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12) with Margaret Fitch, Hannah Hennigh, and Lilly Smith, placing first with a time of 13:13.20... Ran a personal-best time of 11:13.30 in the 3000m at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 3)... Ran in six events during the outdoor track season... Set the school record in the 10000m at the Atlantic Independent Championships (Mar. 28) with a time of 43:33.96, placing third overall... Was on the DMR relay team at the Emory Invitational (Mar. 23) that set the school record with a time of 13:26.51 that included Margaret Fitch, Hannah Hennigh, and Lilly Smith... Set a personal record in the 800m at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 7) with a time of 2:38.14... Recorded a new personal best in the 1500m at the Hilltop Classic (Mar. 30), placing sixth with a time of 5:12.15... Placed sixth in the 3000m at the Mountain Laurel Invitational (Apr. 13) with a career-best time of 11:32.10... Set a personal record in the 5000m at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 6) with a time of 19:35.71... Placed sixth in the 5000m at the Atlantic Independent Championships (Mar. 28) with a time of 19:59.59

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, Sept. 9, 2016)
5K: 21:12.5 (UNG Invitational, Sept. 17, 2016)
6K: 24:25.2 (NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, Nov. 11, 2017)

Outdoor Track:
800m: 2:38.14 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 7, 2018)
1500m: 5:07.77 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 12-13, 2019)
3000m: 11:17 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 15, 2016)
5000m: 19:35.71 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 6, 2018)
10000m: 41:28.48 (Rhodes Invitational, March 15-16, 2019)
DMR: 13:26.41 - M. Fitch, Hennigh, Smith (Emory Invitational, March 23, 2018)

Indoor Track:
3000m: 11:13.30 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 3, 2018)
5000m: 20:02.81 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 11, 2019)
DMR: 13:13.20 - Fitch, Hennigh, Smith (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)

High School:
5K: 20:57