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Events: 400M (IN: 56.53; OUT: 54.46), 800M (IN: 2:09.39; OUT: 2:06.74), 1,500M (4:39.80)

2013
Highlighted her outdoor season in 2013 by leading off the Lady Tigers in a school-record-setting performance in the 4x800-meter relay at the 119th Penn Relays … Led off with a 2:11.28 split as she teamed with Natoya Goule (2:00.39), Nikita Tracey (2:05.59) and Charlene Lipsey (2:02.19) to run a new school record of 8 minutes, 19.43 seconds for third place in the Championship of America final in the 4x800-meter relay at the Penn Relays … Team finished behind only Villanova (8:17.45) and Oregon (8:17.62) as each eclipsed the previous collegiate record in the event … Helped lead the Lady Tigers to a pair of victories in the 4x800-meter relay and distance medley relay at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Ran the third leg on the 4x800 relay that took the title in 8:41.25 … Ran the 800-meter third leg on the team that defended its DMR title at the Texas Relays with the fourth-fastest time in school history at 11:23.55 … Clocked a seasonal best of 2:10.72 in a fourth-place finish in the B section of the 800 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Placed fourth at the Battle on the Bayou (2:12.12) and fifth at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (2:12.06) … Finished in 14th place in the qualifying round of the 800 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a run of 2:12.33 … Did not compete during the indoor season due to injury.

2012
One of the top rookies to join the Southeastern Conference in 2012 … Scored one point for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Clocked 2:07.54 in the conference final … Helped the Lady Tigers win their fifth SEC Outdoor title in six seasons … Set an outdoor seasonal best of 2:07.40 in a sixth-place finish in the semifinal round at the SEC Outdoor meet … Made her NCAA Championships debut in the 800 meters … Finished in 42nd place in the qualifying round of the 800 meters with a run of 2:11.56 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Fla. … Opened the outdoor season by running 2:07.82 in a sixth-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou … Claimed a third-place finish in the half mile at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 2:07.73 … Advanced to the 800-meter final in her SEC Indoor Championships debut … Placed ninth at the SEC Indoor meet after running 2:12.93 in the conference final … Advanced to the SEC Indoor final with a time of 2:09.71 in the qualifying round … Ran the 800-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that scored four points with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Teamed with Charlene Lipsey, Latoya McDermott and Laura Carleton to run 11:24.00 for fifth place at the conference meet … Also ran the 800-meter leg on the distance medley relay team that set an indoor school record of 11:18.75 in winning the event at the Tyson Invitational … Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 2:09.39 in a sixth-place finish in the invitational race at the Razorback Invitational … Also ran the 800 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (2:10.11) and New Balance Collegiate Invitational (2:11.03) during the indoor season … Helped the Lady Tigers win their first ever Texas Relays title in the distance medley relay as she teamed with Charlene Lipsey, Montenae Roye-Speight and Laura Carleton for the second-fastest time outdoors in school history at 11:16.82.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most prolific middle distance recruits at the prep level for the Class of 2011 … The Missouri Class 4A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships meet-record holder in the 800-meter run after clocking a personal best of 2:06.74 to win her third-straight state title in the event during her senior season in 2011 … That performance was the No. 5-ranked prep performance nationally for the 2011 outdoor season, and the No. 2-ranked time by a member of the Class of 2011 … Swept 800-meter national titles during her senior season at the AAU Junior Olympic Games (2:07.06) and USATF National Junior Olympic Championships (2:08.23) in 2011 … Her winning time of 2:07.06 at the AAU Junior Olympics broke the 31-year-old meet record of 2:08.2h set by Regina Jacobs in Los Angeles in 1980 … Also captured USATF Junior Olympics gold medals for Gateway City United Track Club in the 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay in 2011 … Ran 2:07.35 to take home a bronze medal in the 800 meters at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. … Won a bronze medal for the United States in the two-lap race at the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships with her time of 2:07.68 … Won the 800-meter title at the 36th-annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque … Teamed with fellow St. Louis natives and Lady Tiger recruits Montenae Roye-Speight and Kendra White in winning the 4x400-meter relay at the 2011 Great Southwest Classic with a meet-record time of 3:37.65 … Also set a lifetime PR of 54.46 in the 400-meter dash during the 2011 outdoor season … Won four gold medals in the young women’s division while competing with the St. Louis Lightning Track Club at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Swept middle distance gold medals in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships … Clocked 2:09.27 in the 800-meter final and a personal best of 4:39.80 in the 1,500-meter final to win two individual gold medals for the St. Louis Lightning … Also helped the St. Louis Lightning win gold medals in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays at the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships … Her performance helped the St. Louis Lightning win the team national championship at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships with a total of 89 points in the team standings, finishing 55 points ahead of the second-place team … Was the seventh-place finisher in the 800-meter run at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Won a total of six Missouri Class 4A state titles during her prep career at Ladue High School … A three-time Missouri Class 4A state champion in the 800 meters, including her meet-record performance of 2:06.74 as a senior in 2011 … Helped lead Ladue Horton Watkins High School to three-straight Class 4A state titles in the 4x400-meter relay from 2009-11 … Anchored Ladue’s mile relay to a Missouri Class 4A state meet record of 3:48.00 in her prep finale.

PERSONAL
Full name is Samantha Rose Levin … Born on Nov. 5, 1992 … Parents are Steven and Amy Levin … Has a younger brother named Eli … Was born in Memphis but has lived in St. Louis her entire life … Has participated in numerous community service projects through her temple … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

 

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