Women's Cross Country



Samantha Diaz
Samantha Diaz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shingle Springs, Calif.

High School:
Ponderosa High School

Experience:
3L

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.

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

01/31/2013

Nevada Has 37 Student-Athletes on 2012 Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team

League-record 409 student-athletes on the 2012 fall team

11/09/2012

Cross Country Concludes Season at NCAA Mountain Regional

Nevada places 13th with 361 points

Nevada:

2013-2014:

Cross Country: Finished first at the Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight running the fastest 4K time in school history of 14:27.0 ... Competed at the Pre-National Invitational running 21:52.8 ... finished 24th at the NCAA Division I Mountain Region Cross Country Championships with a time of 21.14.6 ... Received 2013 Fall Academic All-Mountain West honors ... Named a Division I All-Region Honoree by the U.S. Track and field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Indoor: Won a gold medal as part of the distance medley team at the MW Indoor Track and Field Championships ... Finished in fourth place in the mile at the MW Championships with a time of 5:06.85. Outdoor: Competed in the 2,000-meter steeplechase at the 2014 Aggie Open finishing in first place with a time of 7:02.86 ... Finished in fifth place at the MW Outdoor Track and Field Championships competing in the 10,000-meter dash and running the fifth fastest time in school history (36:20.81).

2012-2013:

Cross Country: Opened the season with a 15th place finish at the Oregon Dellinger Invitational 5K running 17:19.0 ... Finished first at the Nevada Chase Relay ... Ran a 6K time of 21:45.7 at the Chile Pepper Cross country Festival and finished 18th ... finished 7th at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships completing the 6K course in a time of 21:10.5 ... Competed at the NCAA Division I Mountain Region Cross Country Championships ... Named to the 2012 Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team.

Indoor: Finished ninth in the mile at the UW Invitational ... Competed on the first place distance medley relay team at the Boise State Team Challenge ... finished in fourth place in the 3,000-meter run at the MW Indoor Championships ... Ran 4:46.63 in the mile at the MW Indoor Championships to finish in third place and win a bronze medal ... Named to the MW All-Conference Team for her performance in the mile. Outdoor: Finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational ... Finished in fourth place in the 800-meter Dash with a time of 2:11.95 at the Cal-Nevada Championships ... At the same meet finished in second place in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:24.5 ... Finished fourth at the MW Championships in the 1,500-meter run ... Qualified for the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round for the 1,500-meter run ... Named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West Team ... Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team.

2011-2012:

Cross Country: Redshirt (Did not compete).

Indoor: Finished second in the 3,000-meter with a time of 9:58.81 in the Jackson Open and Multi's meet ... Finished in sixth place in the mile running 4:43.43 at the UW Invitational ... Won a silver medal at the WAC Indoor Track and field Championships running 4:48.80 in the mile ... Her time of 2:13.66 in the 800-meter run at the WAC Indoor championships was good enough for sixth place. Outdoor: Did not compete.

2010-2011

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).

Indoor: Finished in first place in the mile at the 2011 Bronco Invitational with a time of 4:54.14 ... Set a personal best time in the mile of 4:45.79at the UW Husky Classic ... Finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the WAC Indoor Conference Championships with a time of 9:56.94 ... Won a gold medal and individual championship at the WAC Indoor Conference Championships running 4:55.95 in the mile. Outdoor: Finished second in the 800-meter dash at the Sacramento State MONDO Mid-Major Challenge running 2:08.07 ... Competed at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational running 4:23.01 in the 1,500-meter run to finish second ... Competed in four events at the WAC Outdoor Conference Championships ... finished ninth in the 5,000-meter run at the WAC Championships running a time of 18:05.98 ... Competed on the fourth place 4x400-meter relay team at the WAC Championships ... Collected a silver medal in the 800-meter dash at the WAC Championships running 2:09.87 ... Won a third WAC Individual Championships by finishing in first place in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:26.37 ... Qualified for the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round for the 1,500-meter run.

2009-10:

Cross Country: Competed in all six of Nevada's meets ... Finished 14th at the 5K WAC Championships (20:09) ... Finished 17th in her first collegiate competition the Nevada Jim Vanden Heuvel Twilight Classic running 16:30.4.

Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Finished third in the 800-meter dash at the first indoor track and field competition of her career the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invite ... Ran 2:11.60 in the 800-meter dash to finish in fifth place at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Finished third in the 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite with a time of 4:35.38 ... Finished in seventh place in the 800-meter dash at the WAC Outdoor Championships ... Won a gold medal in the 1,500-meter run at the WAC Outdoor Conference Championships with a time of 4:37.32.

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.

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