Samantha Springer
Samantha Springer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tremont, Ill.

High School:
Tremont

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
07/26/1986

2007-08: (Indoor): Held the top performance at ISU in the weight throw, launching a distance of 56-4 feet and placing sixth at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships ... won the shot put at the Redbird Invite with a season-best distance of 44-0 ... placed seventh in the shot put at the conference championships. (Outdoor): Named All-MVC in the discus throw at the outdoor conference championships, tossing the discus 150-5 to place third ... recorded season-best discus throw and regional qualifying mark at the Redbird Invitational to take second place (159-8) ... turned in fifth-place finishes at the conference championships in the shot put (44-3.50) and hammer throw (178-11) ... turned in a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw at the Mt. SAC Relays with a career-best throw of 179-7 .... holds the second-best hammer throw in school history ... competed at the NCAA Mideast Region Championship in the hammer and discus.

2006-07: (Indoor): Placed first in the shot put at the Indiana State Dual meet (42-4.00) and the Redbird Invite (43-9.00) ... had a season-best shot put throw at the Eastern Illinois Twilight (44-01.20) ... recorded her highest finish in the weight throw at the MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships with a distance of 52-8.75 ft. (Outdoor): Placed sixth at the Vanderbilt Invite with a season-best shot put of 46-0.50 ... also won the discus throw with a personal-best of 162-7 at the Vanderbilt Invite ... won the hammer and discus throw at the Lee Calhoun Invite and the Redbird Invite ... at the Outdoor MVC Championships, placed fourth in the hammer throw (176-5), fourth in the discus throw and fifth in the shot put... placed 13th in the discus throw at the NCAA Regional.

2005-06: Seventh-place finisher in the discus at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... won the discus with a season-best throw of 150-01 ft. at the Saluki Spring Classic ... her best effort in the hammer throw (161-4 ft.) came at the Big Blue Classic, a fourth-place finish... recorded her highest finish of the indoor season in the dual meet against Indiana State with a fourth-place finish in the weight throw (44-4) ... was 12th at the State Farm MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships in the shot put.

At Tremont HS: Holds the school and conference record in the shot put and discus ... state champion in the discus senior year at the IHSA state meet; took fourth in the shot put ... placed second in the shot put and discus junior year at the IHSA state meet ... conference champion in both events all four years, while earning the "High Point Total" team award her junior and senior years ... voted most dedicated sophomore year and was a state qualifier in both events freshman and sophomore year ... voted field events MVP freshman year.

Personal: Born 7/26/86 ... daughter of Ross and Cheri Springer ... major is recreation and park administration.

TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL-BESTS

Weight/Hammer Shot Put Discus
INDOOR 56-4(weight) 44-1.20 -
OUTDOOR 179-7(hammer) 46-0.50 162-7