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Sam Stabler
Sam Stabler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Leicester, England

Last College:
Ratcliffe College

Birthdate:
05/17/1992

Experience:
3L

2014 Outdoor Track Season: Ran in six races over the course of five meets ... Southland Student-Athlete of the Year ... Opened up season with a 1,500 win at the Victor Lopez Classic, ending in 3:43.44 ... Posted the top Southland mark of the season in the 5,000 with a time of 13:55.16 at the Mt. SAC Relays, finishing 23rd in the race and moving up to second on LU's all-time performance list ... Recorded the top Southland 1,500 mark of the season to win the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight Meet, crossing the finish line in 3:42.18, which also ranked second in school history ... Took home league titles in both the 1,500 and 5,000 at the Southland Championships with times of 3:51.97 and 14:55.29, respectively ... Ended 27th in the 1,500 at the NCAA West Preliminary, putting up a time of 3:44.88.

2014 Indoor Track Season: Competed in six races across four meets ... Southland Athlete of the Year, Student-Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Track Athlete ... Opened up season with the 3,000 title at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational, finishing in 8:01.29 ... Followed up by setting a school and conference record in the mile with a converted time of 3:59.33 at the Howie Ryan Invitational, narrowly missing the ultimate national qualifying mark by one-tenth of a second ... Also put up the top Southland time in the 3,000 with a second-place showing at the Meyo Invitational, clocking in at 8:00.64, which also ranked second in school history ... Part of the Southland-winning distance medley relay team, setting a school, meet and facility record with a time of 9:54.13 ... Also set the Southland meet record in the mile during the prelims with a time of 4:03.14, and then returned a day later to win the mile title with a time of 4:10.61 ... Took home the 3,000 crown as well by clocking in at 8:21.69 to finish as the leading scorer in the men's meet with 22.5 points.

2013 Cross Country Season: Raced in five events ... Named First Team All-Southland after a fourth place finish at 8,000-meter Southland Championships, ending in 25:07.6 ... Placed 29th at 10,000-meter NCAA Championships with a time of 31:14.1 ... Came in 10th at Rice Invitational, finishing the 5,500-meter course in 17:06.

2013 Outdoor Track Season: Completed eight races across six meets ... Qualified for the NCAA Regional with a 1,500-meter time of 3:46.59 at the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic, placing fourth and ranking third in the Southland ... Placed 22nd 5,000 meter run at Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 14:22.25, which ranked third in the conference ... Placed fourth in both the 1,500 and 5,000 meter races at the Southland Outdoor Championships, putting up times of 3:53.77 and 14:43.46, respectively ... Clocked in at 3:58.65 to place 43rd at NCAA West Regional ... Ended fourth in the 1,500 at Texas State Bobcat Classic with a time of 3:48.84.

2013 Indoor Track Season: Ran in six events across four meets ... Finished fourth in the mile at the Southland Championships with a time of 4:13.85 ... Member of third place distance medley relay team at the SLC meet with a time of 10:15.93 ... Also ended fourth in the event at the Jeff Davis Invitational with a time of 4:11.32 ... Posted seventh place finish in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:40.06 at the Howie Ryan Invitational and Multi's.

2012 Cross Country Season: Competed in four races ... Won individual crown at the LSU Cross Country Festival, completing the 8,000-meter course in 25:51.7 ... Placed 12th at the 8,000-meter Southland Championships with a time of 24:41.9 ... Finished 107th at 10,000-meter South Central Regional at 34:30.4.

2012 Outdoor Track Season: Ran in six races over five meets ... Began season with a pair of crowns at the Leon Johnson Invitational, finishing the 1,500 run in 3:54.16 and the 3,000 in 8:53.36 ... Also placed third in the 1,500 at the Southland Championships with a time of 3:46.87 ... Posted 43rd place finish in the event at the NCAA West Preliminary Round at 4:04.36.

2012 Indoor Track Season: Participated in six races at four meets ... Won Birmingham Invitational and Multi's in the 3,000 with a time of 8:16.64 ... Finished third in the event at the Iowa State Classic with a season-best time of 8:11.80 ... Ended second in the mile at the Leonard Hilton Invitational at 4:16.00.

2011 Cross Country Season: Competed at six events ... Won Southland Freshman of the Year award ... Finished 12th at the Southland Championships with a time of 25:34.5 for the 8,000-meter course ... Had a sixth place showing at the three-mile Johnny Morriss Invitational with a time of 16:02.16 ... Ended 10,000-meter South Central Regional in 34:11.9 to place 89th.

Ratcliffe College: Ran for coach Wayne Walker ... Helped team to second place showing at English Schools Championship ... Also ran with OWLS A.C., helping team to a win at the Midland Road Relays and a runner-up showing at the National Cross Country Relays.

Personal: Born Samuel James Stabler on May 17, 1992, in Leicester, England ... Son of Jim and Ann Stabler.

08/28/2014

Cross country to open season at Texas A&M

Cards looking to defend 2013 Southland titles

11/15/2013

Harrell and Johnsen advance to national meet

LU men place third, women seventh

11/07/2013

Gauson and Johnsen among Southland's top honorees

Guiney, Harrell and Lattimore also recognized

11/01/2013

Cross Country's dominance on full display at Southland Championships

LU men and women both earn conference titles

11/01/2013

Cross Country's dominance on full display at Southland Championships

LU men and women both earn conference titles

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