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Samantha Bluske
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chaseburg, Wis.
High School: Pardeeville
Other College: Illinois State
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Samantha Bluske
Release: 08/15/2011

Awards & Honors:
All-Big 12: 5,000m (2013), XC (2012)
Academic All-Big 12: First Team (2013), Second Team (2012)
Academic All-Big 12: Cross Country (2013)
NCAA All-Region: cross Country (2013)

Personal Records

1500m 4:33.44 2011 Outdoor
Mile 4:46.61 2014 Indoor
3000m 9:18.61 2014 Indoor
5000m 16:19.18 2014 Outdoor
  16:19.36 2014 Indoor
10000m 34:16.40 2013 Outdoor


XC: Was hampered by a stress-fracture and saw first action of the year at the Big 12 Championships where she placed 16th ... Earned NCAA All-Midwest Region accolades with a 13th place finish, completing the race in 20:48 ... Was Iowa State's fourth runner at the NCAA Championships, finishing in 21:34.

2012-2013: OUTDOOR: Academic All Big-12 First Team ... finished 17th in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA West Regional in a time of 35:47.40 and was 25th in the 5,000m in 16:47.01 ... earned All-Big 12 Honors placing seventh in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:36.35 at the Big 12 Championships ... won the 1,500-meter run in a personal best time of 4:29.69  at the Kip Janvrin Open ... ran the 5,000-meter run in a time of 16:22.96 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed second in the 10,000-meter run with 34:16.40 at the Stanford Invite .... INDOOR: Set a personal best in the 3,000-meter run with 9:30.46 and the 5,000-meter run with 16:37.98 at the Big 12 Championship meet ... ran the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:53.87 at the ISU Classic ... came in sixth place in the mile run at the ISU Open with a time of 4:51.80. XC: Among the top Cyclone finishers at the NCAA Championships ... placed among top finishers for Iowa State earning All-Region honors at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet ... earned second team Academic All-Big 12 honors ... clocked (20:52.3) finishing ninth at the Big 12 Championships ... finished among the top 30 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite ... earned 10th place at the Griak invite ... placed third at the Cyclone Classic in the 5,000-meter run with a time of (17:58.)

2011-2012: OUTDOOR: Ran a time of (17:01.43) in the 5,000-meter run, clocked (35:32.47) in the 10,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays ... INDOOR: Redshirted the indoor season ... competing unattached, finished fourth in the mile run at the ISU Open (5:04.19). XC: Redshirted the cross country season ... competing unattached, finished fourth at the Iowa Intercollegiate.

Before Iowa State: Holds personal best times in the 10,000-meter run (34:25), 5,000-meter run (16:47) and 3,000-meter run (9:42).

Personal: Born June 17, 1991 ... daughter of Kevin and Donna Bluske ... diet and exercise major.

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