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Sam Ahlbeck
Position: Steeplechase
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Renton, Washington
High School: Lindbergh High

 

Sam Ahlbeck
Sam Ahlbeck
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Renton, Washington

High School:
Lindbergh High

Height:
5-10

Event:
Steeplechase



PAC-10 SCORER
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2008-09): Finished 10th overall at the Clash of the Inland Northwest...also racked up 37th overall at the Roy Griak Invitational and 66th at Pre-Nationals...37th overall, third on team , at Pac-10 Championships (10/31/08, Eugene)...56th (third on team) at the NCAA West Regional (11/15/08, Palo Alto).

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2007): Cross Country - Finished 18th overall at the Sundodger...49th overall at the Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis), fifth on the team, and 82nd at the NCAA West Regional (11/10/07, Eugene), fifth on the team...also competed at the Griak Invite...placed fifth overall at the Eastern Washington University Invite...JUNIOR (2008): Indoor - Limited racing at 3k this season...struggled with injury...Outdoor - Opened season with PR in 1500m of 3:57.04 (3/22/08, Los Angeles)...three weeks later ran 5k PR of 14:39.62 (4/12/08, Los Angeles)...took 10 seconds off steeplechase PR with NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 8:55.26 for seventh place at Pac-10 Championships (5/17/08, Tempe)...finished 19th in steeple (9:07.07) at NCAA West Regionals (5/31/08, Northridge).

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Cross Country - Redshirt season...Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Ran a PR 1500m time of 3:57.35 in Los Angeles (4/14/07)...finished 10th in steeplechase at Pac-10 Championships (5/13/07, Stanford) with PR and NCAA RQ time of 9:05.66...16th in steeple at NCAA West Regional (5/26/07, Eugene).

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Cross Country - Emerged as a scoring runner in first year of collegiate competition...finished 15th at Idaho Jamboree (9/2/05, Moscow)...46th at Sundodger Invite (9/17/05, Seattle)...18th at Montana Invite (10/1/05, Missoula)...150th at Brooks Pre-Nationals (10/15/05, Terre Haute)...74th overall, seventh on team at Pac-10 Championships (10.29.05, Tucson)...82nd overall, seventh on team at NCAA West Regionals (11/12/05, Palo Alto)...Indoor - Ran a 3k time of 8:22.02i for 18th at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...Outdoor - Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned three varsity letters at Lindbergh High in both cross country and track under Coach Jef Rettmann...track and cross country captain as a senior...finished 20th at state 4A cross country meet...10th in the 1600m and 3200m at state track meet as a sophomore...finished eighth at state cross country meet as a junior...finished 10th in 3200m and ninth in 1600m at state track meet as a junior...state cross country champion as a senior (15:45, 5k)...placed second in 3200m and fourth in 1600m at 2005 state track championships...finished sixth at Golden West Invite in 3200m as a senior...holds 5k PR of 15:32...3200m PR of 9:12...1600m PR of 4:17.

PERSONAL. Born September 1986 in Seattle...father Jay is an engineer...mother Mary is a teacher...brother Matt...sister Elizabeth...named one of top 12 seniors at LHS in 2005...majoring in general humanities.

AHLBECK'S WSU BESTS
1500m - 3:57.04 (2008)
Mile - 4:22.77i (2006)
3000m - 8:19.68i (2006)
5000m - 14:39.62 (2008)
3000m Steeplechase - 8:55.26 (2008)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2009 3000m Steeplechase 5th 8:56.43 2008 3000m Steeplechase 7th 8:55.26 2007 3000m Steeplechase 10th 9:05.77

NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2009 3000m Steeplechase 5th 8:58.92 2008 3000m Steeplechase 19th 9:07.07 2007 3000m Steeplechase 16th 9:09.45

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2009 3000m Steeplechase 17th 8:49.88