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Samantha Groff
Samantha Groff
Height: 4'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
High School: Laguna Hills HS
College: Revelle
Major: Cognitive Neuroscience
Experience: 2 Letters
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AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Ran in UC San Diego’s first three races during the season … Had best race at the Lancer Invitational, where finished 20th overall and sixth among Tritons with a time of 19:39 … Began season with a 25th-place finish at the UCSD Opener, clocking in at 16:38.2 … Also competed at the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational (20:07.9, 104th).

2011
Raced in four meets ... Earned best finish at 67th Annual SDSU Aztec Invitational as the Tritons' fourth finisher (20:06.6, 35th) ... Finished 14th overall in UC San Diego Opener (16:27.1) ... Clocked in at 19:41.2 during 94th-place finish at Asics/UC Irvine Invitational ... Was 45th overall in Triton Classic Invitational, her last meet of the season (24:28.6).

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2010
Competed in three events during her second season with the program ... Clocked in at 21:05.4 for 15th place at the SDSU Aztec Invitational ... Was the Tritons' fourth-highest finisher at that meet ... Placed 48th at the Bronco Preview Meet with a final time of 25:20.7.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009
Ran in two events before redshirting the season ... Finshed 17th overall in the Tritons' season opener with a time of 16:55.0.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2009 graduate of Laguna Hills High School, where she helped the Hawks to a third-place league finish and trip to CIF as a senior ... Posted a personal-best time of 18:25 in the three-mile event ... Also competed in track and field, recording times of 5:39 in the mile, 2:22 in the 800, and 12:00 in the two-mile.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 6, 1990 ... Parents are Matt and Julie Groff ... Has four younger siblings named Spencer, Max, Mitchell and Sheila ... In addition to running, her hobbies include going to the beach, reading books, making jewelry, baking and long walks on the beach ... Roots for the Houston Texans ... Lists former teammate Aaryn Kobayashi as her favorite athlete ... The Little Mermaid is her favorite movie ... Is a cognitive science major in Revelle College ... Plans to go to graduate school after her time at UCSD.

Triton Jam 2015