Sam Carlson
Sam  Carlson

RS Junior

Bemidji, Minn.

High School:


Gophers Camp Blog: Day Four

Throughout camp, will have regular reports coming directly from members of the team.


`U' Runs at Pre-Nats, Repeats as Jim Drews Champs

The Gophers hit five new personal records for eight-kilometer courses on Saturday between the two meets.


Ali, Zutz Lead Gophers at Griak Invitational

All five scorers for the Gophers posted finishes among the top-30 participants for the eight-kilometer course.


30th Annual Roy Griak Invitational

The 30th annual Roy Griak Invitational is set for Saturday, Sept. 26 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.


Gophers Finish Second at Oz Memorial

Minnesota recorded a pair of top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes on the night, totaling 39 points as a team .


Sam Carlson Photo Gallery

Sam Carlson Photo Gallery


Did not compete during the 2016 season.

Competed in three meets for the Gophers • ran a personal record for a six-kilometer course in his Gophers debut at the Oz Memorial, clocking a 19:30.8 to finish 12th overall • finished 50th at the Griak Invitational with a time of 26:03.9 • closed out the season with a new personal record for an eight-kilometer race, running 25:28.0 at the Pre-National Meet to finish 265th. 

Redshirted the 2014 season and competed in three events as an unattached runner • opened the year with a 19:48.9 at the Oz Memorial, finishing 15th in the six-kilometer race • finished 139th in the Griak Invitational, running unattached with a time of 26:57.0 • ran unattached at the Fall Finale and finished third overall with a time of 25:38.

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 • has one brother and two sisters • plans to major in biology/genetics.

Carlson's Career Bests
6K 19:30.8 (UA) Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)
8K 25:28.0  Pre-National Meet (Oct. 17, 2015)
Finish 3rd (UA) Fall Finale (Nov. 7, 2014)


Wiebke, Wagner Earn B1G Medal of Honor

Wiebke, Wagner Earn B1G Medal of Honor

4/30/2018 - M. Cross Country

Wagner and Wiebke were presented with their awards at the 12th annual Golden Goldys on Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium.

Lucas Adds to Resume in El Salvador

Lucas Adds to Resume in El Salvador

2/22/2018 - M. Cross Country

Gopher freshman Hunter Lucas finished 22nd at the 2018 NACAC Cross Country Championships in La Libertad, El Salvador.

Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador

Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador

2/18/2018 - M. Cross Country

A native of Fargo, N.D., Lucas finished 22nd on Saturday, covering the course in 27:08.0.

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