Women's Track



Samantha Diaz
Samantha Diaz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shingle Springs, Calif.

High School:
Ponderosa HS

Position:
MD/XC

Experience:
SR

01/30/2014

Nevada places 34 on Academic All-MW list

The Nevada contingent was part of a league-record 534 student-athletes who were named to the team for the fall season.

12/06/2013

33 Wolf Pack student-athletes to graduate

13 sports represented in this semester's class

03/31/2013

Track and Field Finishes Second at Cal-Nevada Championships

Pack wins several events

03/28/2013

Track and Field Travels to Cal-Nevada Championships

Pack faces programs from the states of California and Nevada

03/17/2013

Nevada Breaks Several Records at Hornet Invitational

Pack begins outdoor season with strong marks

Nevada:

2012-13 Outdoor Track and Field: Won the 3000 meter steeplechase and with a time of 10:50.72 at the Hornet Invitational ... Qualified for the NCAA Prelims in the 1,500 meter event after placing fourth at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Championships with a time of 4:29.01 ... Indoor Track and Field: Finished fourth in the 3,000 meter at the MW Indoor Track & Field Championships with the second fastest time in school history (9:42.5) ... Finished third in the mile at the MW Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Named to the Mountain West All-Conference team in the mile event.

2011-12 Indoor Track and Field: Finished second in the 3000m (9:58.81) at the Jackson Open ... Took silver in the mile (5:00.74) at the WAC Indoor Championships ... Fifth place finish in the 800m (2:13.33) at the WAC finals is the eighth best program finish.

2010-11 Outdoor Track and Field: Won the gold in the 1500m at the WAC Outdoor Championships (4:37.32 )... Took seventh in the 800m at the WAC Championships (2:15.50) and earned second-team All-WAC honors ... Recorded a PR in the 1500m and ran the ninth fastest time in school history with a 4:33.97 at the Brutus Hamilton Invite. Cross Country: Competed in all six of Nevada's meets ... Finished 14th at the 5K WAC Championships (20:09) ... Took 13th at the 5K WAC Preview Open (20:59) ... Finished 17th in her first collegiate meet at Nevada running a 16:31 in the 4K Nevada Twilight Meet.

Cross Country: Competed in five of Nevada's six meets ... Finished second at the Twilight Meet (15:11) ... Took fifth at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 17:11, which is the third fastest 5k time in Nevada cross country history ... Finished ninth overall at the WAC Championship (18:02).

2009-10 Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete. Outdoor Track and Field: Won the gold in the 1500m at the WAC Outdoor Championships (4:37.32) ... Took seventh in the 800m at the WAC Championships (2:15.50) and earned second-team All-WAC honors ... Recorded a PR in the 1500m and ran the ninth fastest time in school history with a 4:33.97 at the Brutus Hamilton Invite. Cross Country: Competed in all six of Nevada's meets ... Finished 14th at the 5K WAC Championships (20:09) ... Took 13th at the 5K WAC Preview Open (20:59) ... Finished 17th in her first collegiate meet at Nevada running a 16:31 in the 4K Nevada Twilight Meet.

Prior to Nevada: Attended Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, Calif. ... Earned four varsity letters in track and four in cross country ... Won a team state championship in cross country in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Won an individual state track championship in the 800m in 2008 and 2009 ... Served as a track team captain in 2008 and 2009 ... Holds a PR of 2:12.71 in the 800m and 18:53 in the 5K ... Holds the school record in the 800m and 4x400m relay ... Named to the All-League team in track in 2009 ... Named to the Second Team All-Metro in cross country in 2007 and in 2008 for track.

Personal: Majoring in community health science and wants to be a physical therapist ... Played ultimate Frisbee in high school ... Also recruited by Long Beach State, USF and Sacramento State ... Chose Nevada because of the team, the coach and the school ... Likes Big Spoon Yogurt ... Enjoys going to the lake, river, hiking and flying kites ... Lists winning team cross country championships as her favorite sports moment ... Has one sibling, Allison ... Daughter of Steve and Ann Diaz ... Born in October of 1991.

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