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Samantha Draney
Position: XC/Distance
Year: Senior
City/State: Allegan, Mich.
High School: Allegan

Personal Best - Cross Country

4k
5k
6k
 15:13.30  18:06.62 21:18.10

Personal Best - Indoor

800m
Mile
3,000m
5,000m
 2:13.19  4:54.50  9:49.64 16:56.93

Personal Best - Outdoor

800m 1,500m 3,000m
5,000m 10k
2:12.19 4:25.37 10:03.45 16:59.97 34:39.70

2012: Track & Field: Competed only during the outdoor season ... ran a season-best 5,000-meter run time of 17:17.35 to take third at the EIU Big Blue Classic (3/31) ... took second in the 5,000-meter run at the Dave Rankin Invite (4/20) ... took third in the 10,000-meter run at the Drake Relays (4/25) ... took first in the 3,000-meter run at the Jack Shaw Classic (5/4) ... competed in the 10,000-meter run and the 5,000-meter run at the Outdoor MAC Championships (5/10-12).

2010-11: Cross Country: Finished as WMU's top runner in all seven meets on the season ... opened the season by taking the individual championship at the Valparaiso Invitational with a personal-best 5k time of 18:06.62 (9/3) ... took second overall with a 6k time of 21:31.90 at the George Dales Invitational (9/17) ... took ninth overall at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5k time of 18:09 (10/1) ... took fourth overall at the Michigan Intercollegiates with a 5k time of 18:14.40 (10/8) ... ran a personal-best 6k time of 21:18.10 to take ninth overall at the MAC Championships to lead WMU to a sixth place finish and was named Second Team All-MAC (10/30) ... finished 26th, just one place shy of being named All-Region, at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships with a 6k time of 21:27.10 (11/13).

Track & Field: Competed in nine meets during the indoor season, primarily in the mile and 3000m run ... opened the season placing second in the mile at the Toledo Icebreaker (1/7) ... placed second as well as recording a personal best time of 9:49.64 in the 3000m run at the BGSU Challenge (1/15) ... placed first in the 3000m run at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/28)  ... placed first with a personal best time of 4:54.50 in the mile at the prestigious Tyson Invitational (2/12) ... placed first with a career best time of 2:13.19 in the 800m run at Ball State (2/18) ... placed sixth in both the mile and 3000m run at the MAC Championship (2/25) ... recorded a fifth place finish and a personal best time of 16:56.93 in the 5000m run at the MAC Championship (2/25) ... competed primarily in distance events during the outdoor season ... took first place with the fourth fastest 5,000m time in program history, 16:59.97 to take first place at the EIU Big Blue Classic (4/2) ... ran the third fastest time in program history in the 1,500m run to take first at the Toledo Invitational (5/6) ... took third place in the 5,000m run and fourth in the 10k at the Outdoor MAC Championship to help WMU to a top four finish (5/14) ... broke the school record in the 10k with a time of 34:39.70 at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/28).

2009-10: Cross Country: Competed in seven of eight meets on the season, completing six of them as WMU's top finisher ... took second overall and was WMU's first finisher with a 6k time of 22:28.40 to lead the Broncos over Eastern Michigan at the George Dales Invitational (9/18) ... took 18th overall with a 5k time of 18:33 to finish as WMU's No. 1 at the Loyola Lake Front Invitational (10/3) ... took seventh overall and was WMU's top runner with a 5k time of 18:26.8 to lead WMU to a Michigan Intercollegiates Championship (10/9) ... was WMU's top finisher at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals with a 6k time of 22:25.6 (10/17) ... finished just shy of earning All-MAC status by taking 15th place at the MAC Championship with a time of 23:02.7 (10/31) ... turned in a season-best 6k time of 22:09.34 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship (11/14).

Track & Field: Competed primarily in the 3,000m run during the indoor season ... took second place in the 3,000m run with a time of 10:27.93 at the Toledo Dual (1/10) ... finished second in the 3,000m run at the Gladstein Invitational with attime of 10:09.56 (1/22) ... took second place in the mile run with a time of 5:06.94 at the CMU Invitational (1/30) ... turned in a personal-best time of 10:07.61 in the 3,000m run at the Mayo Invitational (2/5) ... took seventh place in the 3,000m run to score for the first time in her career at the MAC Championship in an individual event with a time of 10:09.54 (2/26) ... competed in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 10k during the outdoor season ... took first place in the 3,000m run at the Jack Shaw Invitational with a time of 10:32.44 (4/3) ... took first place with a personal-bestk time of 10:03.45 in the 3,000m run at the Illinois Twilight meet (4/30) ... took seventh place to score at the MAC Championships in her first ever attempt at the 10k, finishing with a time of 36:46.17 (5/15).

2008-09: Ran a season-best time to help WMU win the Michigan Intercollegiates 5k with a time of 18:27 ... was named MAC Cross Country Runner of the Week for her performance in the Michigan Intercollegiates ... came within .20 seconds of being named All-MAC at the MAC Cross Country Championships, finishing in 15th place ...   opened up the indoor season finishing in fourth in the mile run at the EMU Invitational ... ran season best time in the mile run, 5:14.68, to take fourth place at the Ball State Quad Meet ... competed in the mile run at the MAC Championships and scored as a part of the seventh place distance medley relay team ... limited to just one meet during the outdoor season due to injury.

2007-08:
Was one of WMU’s top distance runners for the season ... was the top finisher for the Broncos at the Michigan Intercollegiates 4k ... helped WMU take first place at the George Dales Invitational by finishing in fourth place in the 5k ... finished in sixth place at the MAC Indoor Championships in the 1,500m ... helped WMU win the Jack Shaw Classic by taking first place in the 1,500m.

High School:
Four-time all-conference, four-time all-county, and two-time all-state for cross country ... was a four-time state qualifier for cross country and finished 28th her junior year (2005) ... four-time state qualifier in track ... as a freshman finished fifth at state in 4x800 meter relay (2004) ... was regional champ in 4x800 meter relay and finished runner up at state with a school record her junior year (2006) ... set school records in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 meter runs her senior year (2007).

Personal:
Majoring in interior design... daughter of Chris and Marina Draney ... born Aug. 30, 1988.

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