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Sam Wharton
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tipp City, Ohio
High School: Tippecanoe
Major: undeclared
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2013 Season (Freshman):

• Finished third at the 2014 U.S. junior national championships at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo., as part of a 1-2-3 Stanford sweep
• His time was 25:26 over 8K (4.97 miles)
• Placed third to win a bronze medal at the NACAC junior championships, helping the U.S. to the team victory in Mount Irvine, Tobago
• Ran in one race unattached during the fall season
• Was sixth at the Doc Adams Invitational in Davis, Calif., in 24:25 (8K)

Track and Field:

• Ran personal bests of 14:11.53 (5,000) and 3:54.87 (1,500)
• Fifth at the 2014 U.S. junior championships in the 5,000 (14:33.81)

International:

• Placed third to win a bronze medal at the NACAC junior championships, helping the U.S. to the team victory in Mount Irvine, Tobago

High School:

• Won the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., to complete an impressive senior cross-country season in which he won the Ohio Division 1 title and was sixth at the FootLocker nationals
• One of two runners in the nation to place in the top 10 in both the Nike and FootLocker nationals
• Was named the 2012 Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year
• In track, was fourth in the two mile (9:00.43) and fifth in the 5,000 (14:33.09) at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.
• Both times were personal bests
• His 5,000 time was the fifth-fastest high school time in the nation
• Won the 2013 Ohio Division I title in the 3,200 in a personal record 8:56.61
• Second in the 2012 Ohio Division 1 3,200 final in 9:01.24
• Fifth in the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the 5,000 in 14:46

Personal: 

• Born on Friday the 13th
• Lists collecting Russian nesting dolls and competitive ice bathing as hobbies
• Looks to major in management science and engineering and become a Silicon Valley or Nike executive

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