Samantha Nelson
Samantha Nelson
Year: So.
Hometown: Frederic, Wis.
High School: Frederic

2012 Season (Sophomore): Earned Northern Athletics Conference Honorable Mention recognition after finishing the NAC Championships (Oct. 27) 22nd, completing the 6K in 25:36.5...Competed in all six events...Improved on that time at the NAC meet by 1:14 and ran a season-best time of 24:22.03 at the NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 10)...Placed 13th at the Wisconsin Private College Championships (Oct. 13), crossing the finish line in 24:34.54...Ran a 24:24 at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational (Sept. 21)...Began season running a 24:50 at the Falcon Invitational (Sept. 15).

2011 Season (Freshman): Helped the Falcons win the Northern Athletics Conference Championship…Earned All-NAC honors…Competed in all seven events during her rookie campaign…Began the season with a 13:47 at the two-mile dual against Maranatha Baptist Bible College (Sept. 3)…Had three top 23 finishes during 6K events…Began the 6K portion of the schedule with an 11th place finish after running 25:04.00 at the Falcon Invitational (Sept. 17)…Ran to a 23rd place finish with a time of 24:35.00 at the North Central College Invite (Sept. 30)…Finished in 10th at the NAC Championship (Oct. 29) after running 24:54.60…Ended the season with a personal record and the seventh fastest time in school history (24:00.60) at the NCAA Division III Regionals (Nov. 12).

High School (Frederic): Was an all-conference performer all four years for the Vikings...Member of a WIAA State champion 4x800-meter relay team and was a WIAA Scholar Athlete...Team won regionals all four years and won sectionals in 2011...High school track & field coach was Jeff Larcom...Also lettered in cross country and basketball.