Sam Carlson
Sam  Carlson

RS Junior

Bemidji, Minn.

High School:
Bemidji HS



Gophers Open with Three Titles at UCLA

The Maroon & Gold started the two-day competition with wins from Mitch Hechsel (800 meters), Evan Ferlic (1,500 meters) and Luca Wieland (shot put).


Gophers Claim 10 Titles at Snowshoe Open

The Gophers closed out the 2017 home slate on Friday night with the Snowshoe Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.


Gophers Grab Five Wins in Home Finale

Goaner Deng was less than a quarter of a second off All-American Harun Abda’s University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record with his win in the 800 meters.


‘U’ Captures Seven Titles at Home

Nick Bachinski picked up a win and a personal record in the high jump for the second week in a row.


Gophers Garner Eight Titles at Northwest Open

The Gophers return to action at home next weekend with the Minnesota Open.


Carlson's Personal Records


Indoor Season:
At the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic competed unattached and finished 6th with a time of 4:13.34. Outdoor: At the 2015 Carleton Relays, placed 5th unattached in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.81 • at the Musco Twilight Invitational finished 12th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:58.70 unattached.

A 2014 graduate of Bemidji High School • an honors student as a prep • the 2014 Senior Lumberjack Male Athlete of the Year • a five-time all-state honoree (Track: 2012-14. Cross Country: 2012-13) • a two-time captain for the cross country squad and a two-time team MVP • also earned MVP distinction for the Bemidji track and field program • holds Bemidji High School records for the 800 meters (1:54), the 1,600 meters (4:15), the 5,000 meters (15:47) and the 4x800 relay • earned a total of 18 letters at Bemidji (four in cross country, four in track, two in National Honor Society, two in jazz band, three in concert band and three academic letters • also played hockey for nine years including three years in high school.

Born July 3, 1995 • son of Mark and Mishel Carlson • Hometown: Bemidji.  has one brother and two sisters • biology/genetics major. • most memorable sports moment was winning the 1600 meters in his state track meet in 2014. • enjoys playing the saxaphone, hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, mountain biking, and water skiing. • All- State for three years in track and twice in cross country.


Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday


The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Gophers Remember Steve Hoag


Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.

Mead Set for IAAF World Championships


The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.

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