Sam

Blake

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Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Campbell, CA
High School: Westmont HS
Major: Computer Science
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2019
All-West Region ... Named All-West Region at the NCAA West Regional in Monmouth, Ore. after placing 15th (30:28.0) in the Men's 10K (11/9) ... All-CCAA ... Earned All-CCAA after placing seventh at the CCAA Championships with a time of 25:08.9 (10/26) ... Finished first among Tritons, second overall and broke a UC San Diego participant record (25:41.7) at the Triton Classic (10/12) ... USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week for Division-II (9/17) ... CCAA Runner of the Week (9/17) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/16) ... Placed first and ran an all-time best in the Cal State San Marcos Cougar Challenge finishing with a time of 24:11.0 (9/13) ... Earned 6th place overall at the Biola Invite marking a time of 25:27.5 (9/7). 

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2018
CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... Finished fourth among Tritons and crossed the finish line 70th overall at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 32:44.16 ... Placed 47th overall and sixth among Tritons at the CCAA Championships with a time of 26:22.5 (11/3) ... Finished 38th overall and fifth among UC San Diego runners in the Triton Classic with a time of 27:07.6 (10/20) ... Placed 20th overall and sixth among Tritons at the USD Invite (9/15) ... Earned 25th place overall at the Mark Covert Invite with a time of 26:23.9 (9/1).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... Competed in only one meet and redshirted the season due to injury ... Was the first Triton to cross the finish line and second overall (18:46.8) at the California Baptist Lancer Invitational 6K to open the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... Raced in six meets ... Finished 25th with a time of 25:35 at the CCAA Championships ... Ran in the NCAA DII West Regionals, finishing with a time of 31.26.7 to take 46th place overall ... Finished 10th with at time of 25:57.9 at the UCSD Triton Classic. 

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
CCAA All-Academic ... Raced in four meets ... Crossed the finish line in 28:08.80 for eight kilometers, good for 17th place, at the Coyote Challenge.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2015 graduate of Westmont High School in Campbell ... Two-time Team MVP.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 18 in Santa Clara ... Parents are John and Suzanne Blake ... Has an older sister named Abigail, and two younger brothers named Daniel and Timothy ... Sister is on the swimming and diving team at Biola ... Computer science major with a cognitive science minor at Sixth College ... Intends on pursuing a master's degree in computer science ... Most memorable moment at UC San Diego was the Cross Country Triton Invitational while all the fans were screaming in support ... Hobbies include road cycling, going to the beach, playing Super Smash Bros Melee and pondering ... Lists Shrek Forever After as his favorite movie ... Listens to The Strokes and Mom Jeans ... Loves pasta. 

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