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Samantha Bluske
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 08/15/2011

Awards & Honors:
Big 12 Champion: 5,000m (2014)
All-Big 12: XC (2012)
Academic All-Big 12: First Team (2014, 2013), Second Team (2012)
Academic All-Big 12: Cross Country (2013)
NCAA All-Region: cross Country (2013)

Personal Records

1500m 4:24.55 2014 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

 

2013-14
Outdoor: Saw competition in six meets, running primarily in the 5000m and 10000m … ran a personal-best 16:19.18 in the Stanford Invitational 5000m … followed that performance by running a season-best 34:34.14 in the Mt. SAC Relays’ 10K … ran the anchor leg of the women’s DMR at the Drake Relays, leading the team to the third-fastest outdoor performance in program history …clocked a 4:24.55 in the 1500m at the Payton Jordan Invitational … reached the podium twice at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, placing third in the 10K (35:32.34) and fifth in the 5K (17:25.92).

Indoor: Big 12 5000m Champion … ranks at No. 5 in program history in both the 5000m and 3000m … competed at five meets, running six races for the Cyclones over the indoor slate … set personal records in the mile, 3000m and 5000m … ran a career-best in the mile at the Husker Invitational, clocking a time of 4:46.61 and finishing first … posted PRs in the 3K and 5K at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with times of 9:18.95 and 16:19.36, respectively, using the 5K PR to capture the conference title … also took third in the 3K to get on the Big 12 podium … placed third at the Bill Bergan Invitational in the 3000m, crossing the line in 9:32.86.

Cross Country:
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.

2012-13
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.

Cross Country: 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.)

2011-12
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).

Cross Country: 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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