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J-MEE SAMUELS
Event: 100m
Height:
5-7
Weight:
168
PRs:
100m - 10.08 (2005); 200m - 20.32 (2005)
Born:
May 20, 1987, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Current Residence:
Fayetteville, Ark.
High School:
  Mt. Tabor (N.C.) HS ‘05
College:
Arkansas ‘09
Coach: Kyle White

Career Highlights:
5th at 2007 USA Outdoors; National High School record holder 100m; 2005 USA Junior champion; 2005 Junior Pan Am 100m champion and anchored Team USA’s gold medal winning 4x100m; 2007 NCAA All-American

 As Samuels approaches his junior season at the University of Arkansas he has already made his name known to the sprinting world on a national scene…his fifth-place finish at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships came against a strong sprinting field, and the recently turned 20-year-old shows no signs of slowing down…In 2005, Samuels was ranked by Track and Field News as the country’s top high school sprinter…Samuels was selected by both Nike/Dyestat and Track and Field News as their Athlete of the Year…Set a national high school record at 100m (10.08) and equaled the junior record held by Justin Gatlin…Samuels owns the sixth-fastest 200m time (20.32) ever run by a U.S. prep athlete…USA Junior National Champion 100m (10.58), Pan-America Junior Champion (10.20) and anchored Team USA’s Pan-American Junior gold winning 4x100m.

2007: 5th at USA Outdoors 100m (10.22)…11th in 100m at NCAA Championships…2nd in 100m and 200m at John McDonnell Invitational (10.13w, 20.63)…bests of 10.22 & 20.63.
2006:
2nd 100m (10.58) at Penn Relays…10th at SEC Championships 60m (6.63).
2005:
USA Junior champion (10.58)…Pan-Am Games Junior champion 100m (10.20) and 4x100m relay.

1/20/08

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