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     Sam Watson
    Sam Watson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oak Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Oak Park-River Forest

    Event:
    XC/Long Distance


    2005-2006 Highlights: Recorded UIC's third-best time (25:25), tying with teammate Jim Sulzberger, at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships...has the Flames' third-best showing at the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships...team's top performer in the 1,500-meter while also running the 5,000-meter during the outdoor season...posted a career-best time of 4:01.88 in the 1,500-meter at the Indy Relays on April 15...team's top performer during the indoor season in the mile run while also competing in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter events...won the mile run at the UWM Tune-Up on Feb. 17 with a personal best time of 4:21.88, the lowest time posted by a UIC runner during the indoor season...took sixth in the 3,000-meter run at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a time of 8:33.57.

    2004-2005 Highlights:Placed third overall in the 1-mile run (4:32.54) at the University of Chicago Open...earned a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter run (9:06.15) at the Redbird Invitational...owns UIC's fastest indoor mark in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:23.31, set at the UW-Milwaukee Tune-up...raced to career-best times in both the 3,000-meter run (8:51.67) and the 5,000-meter run (15:22.57) at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...garnered a third-place finish in the 10,000-meter run (32:08.96) at the Chicagoland Championships, good for UIC's second-best mark of the season....earned UIC's fourth-fastest mark in the 1,500-meter run (4:05.60) at the Butler Twilight .

    2003-2004 Highlights: Placed second overall in the 5,000-meter run for a team-season outdoor best time of 15:24 at the Elmhurst Invitational...raced to a personal-best, indoor 1-mile mark of 4:38.46 at the Chicago Pentangular...owns UIC's third-fastest outdoor 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:06.32 at the Chicagoland Championships...competed in two 8,000-meter races during the fall for the Flames...finished second on the team with a 26:27.11 at the Bradley Open on Sept. 12th...competed at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships on Nov. 1st, finishing 55th overall with a 27:56.51.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field...four-time All-Conference cross country selection...named to the All-State cross country team in 2001 and 2002...three-time state-placer in the IHSA Class AA Cross Country championships...picked up All-State track and field honors in 2002...propelled Huskies to its first top-ten finish in the state cross country tournament since 1989 with an eighth-place mark of 14:49...captured conference cross country championship as a senior...holds the school-record in the freshman 2-mile race...son of Dennis and Michelle Levalley...born July 22, 1984...major is education.

    Career Best Indoor Times
    1-Mile Run: 4:21.88 (2/17/06)
    3,000-Meter Run: 8:33.57 (2/25/06)
    5,000-Meter Run: 15:20.18 (2/4/06)
    

    Career Best Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run: 4:01.88 (4/15/06) 5,000-Meter Run: 15:09.74 (4/7/06) 10,000-Meter Run: 32:08.96 (4/9/05)