Cross Country
Height: 5'5"
Class: Freshman
City/State: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Ladue Horton Watkins HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: High School


Events: 400M (54.46), 800M (2:06.74), 1,500M (4:39.80)

2011 USA Junior Outdoor Bronze Medalist (800 Meters)
2011 USATF Junior Olympics Champion (800M, 4x400, 4x800)
2011 AAU Junior Olympic Champion (800M)
2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Champion (800M, 1,500M, 4x400, 4x800)
2010 AAU Junior Olympics Champion (1,500M, 4x800)

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.

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 ... Currently undecided on a major.

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Dennis Shaver Reviews 2011 Signing Class
Samantha Levin - 2011 Track & Field Signee