Golden Eagle Club
ORU Track & Field BIO
Samantha Watson
Player Profile:
Samantha Watson 805199
Position: Distance
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
High School: Schuylerville HS

Career Bests (Following 2012-13 seasons)
Cross Country (5k):
Cross Country (6k): 21:59.8
Indoor 800m:
Indoor Mile: 5:04.84
Indoor 3,000m: 10:23.71
Outdoor 800m: 2:25.37
Outdoor 1,500m: 4:50.41
Outdoor 5k: 18:15.78
Outdoor 2,000m Steeple: 7:04.55
Outdoor 3,000m Steeple: 10:47.20

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Named to the Southland Conference All-Academic Team ... lone ORU representative at the NCAA Cross Country Regional ... top distance runner on the team, leading ORU in every cross country race ... earned all-conference honors during cross country with a ninth-place finish, and during the outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the 3,000m steeplechase. 

2011-12 (Freshman)
Ran season bests of 5:04 (Mile), 10:20 (3,000m) and 10:55 (3,000m steeplechase) ... consistently one of the top runners during the cross country season ... posted a season best 11:55.94 (2k), 18:51.59 (5k) and 22:47.2 (6k).

High School
Was a state qualifier in the 2,000m steeplechase as a senior with a career best 7:11 ... also holds career bests of 3:11 (1,000m) 4:54 (1,500m), 10:40 (3,000m) and 17:50 (5k) ... also played soccer and basketball at Schuylerville HS.

Daughter of Doug and Peggy Watson, both of whom ran cross country in college ... majoring in business marketing at ORU ... chose ORU over Liberty and Roberts Wesleyan because she felt welcomed by the team and liked the school.

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