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.
2008:10th at Olympic Trials semi-finals in 200m (20.67)...17th at
Olympic Trials quarter-finals in 100m (10.09)
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.