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Sam Wharton
Position: Distances
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tipp City, Ohio
High School: Tippecanoe
Major: undeclared

Career Bests (thru end of 2014 collegiate season):

1,500: 3:54.87
Two Mile: 8:59.73c
5,000: 14:11.53

2014 Season: Outdoors - Redshirted, but competed in several meets unattached ... set a personal record in the 5,000 of 14:11.53 at the Stanford Invitational ... set a PR in the 1,500 of 3:54.87, at the Brutus Hamilton Open in Berkeley, Calif. Indoors -- Did not compete.

International: Won the bronze medal at the North American, Central American, and Caribbean junior cross country championships on Feb. 22, 2014, in Mount Irvine, Tobago, and helped the U.S. to the team victory.

Cross Country: Placed third at the NACAC continental junior cross country championships and helped the U.S. to the team victory in Mount Irvine, Tobago ... a week earlier, placed third as part of a 1-2-3 Stanford freshmen sweep of the U.S. junior national championships in Boulder, Colo. ... ran in one meet unattached in the 2013 fall season, placing sixth at the Doc Adams Invitational

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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