Samantha Bluske
Samantha Bluske

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pardeeville, Wis.

High School:
Pardeeville High School

Birthdate:
06/17/1991

2010-2011: (Cross Country): Finished 25th at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a 5K time of 18:51 ... ran a career-best 5K time of 18:05.98 at the Greater Louisville Classic for 58th place ... placed 15th at the 2010 State Farm MVC Championships in 18:06.37 to finish third for ISU... finished 83rd at the NCAA Regional Championships with a career-best 6K time of 21:51.03 ... named to the 2010 MVC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete team.

2009-10: (Cross Country): Finished sixth at the Illini Open in a time of 19:02 ... ran the 5K course at the Illinois Intercollegiate in 18:21 and crossed the finish line in ninth place, which was also a season-best time ... placed 26th at the MVC Cross Country Championships on a wet course in 20:02 and was the Redbirds second finisher at the Midwest Regional, placing 73rd in the 6K race with a time of 22:40. (Indoor): Finished the mile in a career-best time of 5:06.33 at the Iowa State Classic for 10th place ... recorded two top-three finishes in the 3000-meter run at the Indiana State Dual and Indiana Relays ... set a career-best time in the 3000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 10:07.24 ... ran the 5000-meter run at the MVC Indoor Championships in a time of 18:03.17 to finish in 10th place. (Outdoor): Recorded three top-five finishes in the 1500-meter run, including a season best time of 4:35.64 at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... finished second in the 5000-meter run in 17:47.82 at the SIU Spring Classic ... finished third at the Sea Ray Relays in the 10,000-meter run ... ran a season-best time in the 5000-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a 17:20.68 mark ... earned All-MVC honors with a third-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championships, with a time of 35:57.36.

At Pardeeville HS: Placed in the top-10 at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) Cross Country Championships all four years ... finished in the top-10 at the WIAA Division III Track and Field Championships for three-straight years ... won the 2007 WIAA Division III cross country title with a time of 15:15.4 ... placed second at the 2008 WIAA Division III state cross country championship, running a personal-best time of 14:52.7 ... a two time runner-up in the 3,200-meter run at the WIAA Division 3 Track and Field Championship meet in 2006 and 2007 ... placed sixth in the 3,200 with a personal-best time of 11:10.83 minutes and 12th in the 1,600 (5:15) at the 2008 WIAA Division II championships... placed second at the 2007 state championships in the 1,600-meter run with at time of 5:05 ... holds a personal-best time of 2:23 in the 800-meter run.

Personal: Born: 6/17/1991 ... daughter of Kevin and Donna Bluske ... siblings Britany and Alex ... plans to major in elementary education.