Samantha Hardin
Samantha Hardin
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Montgomery, Texas
High School: Montgomery HS
Position: Distance

2012 CROSS COUNTRY (FRESHMAN): Competed in four meets during the season … ran a time of 15:03 in the women’s 4k at the Rice Invitational (9/14) … finished with a time of 21:01.3 in the 5k at the Islanders Splash (9/28).

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran for Billy Johnston at Montgomery High School in Montgomery, Texas ... regional qualified all four years in track ... regional qualifier in cross country during her junior and senior years ... helped the Bears qualify for regionals in 2011 ... guided the teams to a district championship in 2009 ... placed first in the two mile at the Lufkin Coke Classic on October, 15, 2011 ... posted a third-place finish in the two mile at the Montgomery Moonlight Madness as a junior with a personal-best time of 12:00.00 ... marked a personal record as a junior in the 3200m at the Region 3-4A Meet to place fourth with a time of 11:27.02 and placed third in the 1600m with a time of 5:16.43 ... clocked a time of 5:04.87 in the 1500m at the Rice University Victor Lopez Classic in 2011 and finished a with a personal-best time of 10.53.33 in the 3000m ... broke the school record in the mile with a time of 5:16.07 and the two mile with a time of 11:27 ... named Most Improved in track (2011), MVP in cross country (2010) and earned the Coach's Award in track (2011-2012).

PERSONAL: Born Samantha Hardin on Sept. 27, 1993, in Katy, Texas ... her mother is Melissa Mihalovich ... has one sibling Seth Hardin ... major is environmental science.