Sam Carlson
Sam  Carlson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Bemidji, Minn.

High School:
Bemidji


09/06/2016

Gophers Camp Blog: Day Four

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

10/17/2015

`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.

09/26/2015

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.

09/25/2015

30th Annual Roy Griak Invitational

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

09/11/2015

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 .

09/29/2015

Sam Carlson Photo Gallery

Sam Carlson Photo Gallery

PRONUNCIATION:



2016 | JUNIOR SEASON
Did not compete during the 2016 season.

2015 | SOPHOMORE 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. 

2014 | FRESHMAN SEASON
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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)

MORE HEADLINES

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

11/10/2017 - M. Cross Country

Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia's 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

11/8/2017 - M. Cross Country

The Gophers return all five scorers from last year's Midwest Regional squad as the Maroon & Gold finished seventh with a total of 205 points.

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

11/3/2017 - M. Cross Country

Lucas’ title continues a stretch of success for the Maroon & Gold in Collegeville dating back to David Van Orsdel’s Fall Final title in 2006.

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