Samuel McElhiney Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Cross Country

Samuel McElhiney
Samuel  McElhiney

RS Sophomore

Bettendorf, Iowa

High School:
Pleasant Valley

2015 -- Indoor - ran mile at ISU Classic (4:17.41), Big Ten Championships (4:18.50) and Big 4 Duals (4:22.82)... placed 11th in 3,000 meters at Husker Invite (8:44.88)... Outdoor - ran third leg on 3,200-meter relay (7:56.99) at Florida Relays... letterwinner. Cross Country - competed in three of six races... posted a collegiate best in the 6,000 meters (19:50.7) at the Early Bird Invitational... ran the 8,000 meters at the Illinois State Invitational (26:50.0) and the Bradley Pink Classic (26:10.7).

2014 -- redshirted... Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - ran 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight (4:16.93) while competing unattached... Cross Country - ran season-best 4,000 meters at Bulldog Classic (13:15) and 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invite (26:08)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

High School -- two-time all-conference selection in cross country... four-time all-district (4X800m; 1,600m; 3,200m; 800m) in track and field... placed fifth in the 3,200-meter relay and ninth in the 800 meters at the state meet his senior year... conference runner-up in the 1,600 meters his senior season.

Personal -- born July 15, 1994... son of Nancy and Mark McElhiney... has one brother, Joe... marketing major.

McElhiney's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
4,000 Meters (CC) 13:15 at Bulldog Classic 8/29/14
8,000 Meters (CC) 26:08 at Illinois State Invitational 9/12/14

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