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  Sam Bair
Sam Bair

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

High School:
Shaler Area

Last College:
Kent State

Event:
Middle Distance

HIGHLIGHTS:
• 800 meters - 1:50.51
• 1,500 meters - 3:42.36
• Mile - 4:00.14 Indoor Record
• 3,000 meters - 8:34.67
• 5,000 meters - 15:02.90
• DMR - 9:39.03 Indoor Record
• NCAA Regional Cross Country - 30:37.00
NCAA All-American (2006, 2007)
NCAA Qualifier (Indoor 06,07; Outdoor 06,07)
• Big East All-Conference (Indoor 05, 06, 07; Outdoor 05, 06, 07)

2006-07
XC - Recorded a time of 30:38.10 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships that placed him eighth, just two runners away from qualifying for nationals...Finished 40th at the Big East Championships with a time of 24:43.00...At the Pre-National Invitational, Bair turned in a time of 24:25 and placed 48th out of a field of 243 runners...In his first action of the season, Bair took eighth at the 33rd annual Brooks Paul Short Run with a time of 24:32.00.
Indoor T/F - Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with a seventh-place time of 4:01.99 in the mile...Named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Men's Track Athlete of the Year for the indoor season...Listed in Trackwire's "Dandy Dozen" for several weeks during the 2006-07 season...Picked up All-Big East honors in the mile for the second consecutive season as he finished second with a time of 4:04.90...Helped the 3,200-meter relay team place third with a season-best time of 7:36.65...Contributed to the distance medley relay that ran a time of 9:39.03 at the Big East Championships, breaking the previous school record of 9:39.60...At the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, led the men's distance medley relay to a strong showing, placing first with a 9:41.13...Placed second at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 4:00.99...Finished second in the invitational division of the mile event at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 4:00.87...In the 800 meters at the Akron Quad, Bair finished second with a time of 1:54.83.
Outdoor T/F - Finished 21st in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:47.25 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships...Contributed to the 3,200 meter relay that posted a time of 7:42.83 and placed eighth at the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships...Earnered third-place honors at the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:50.58...Posted a regional-qualifying time of 3:42.36 in the 1,500 meters at the IUP Open...Finished second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:48.85 at the Texas Relays.

2005-06
XC - Led the Panthers throughout the season, placing in the top 20 of every competition...Placed ninth at regionals and nearly earned an NCAA berth, and took 12th at the Big East Championships...Won the Duquesne Duals and was the runner-up at the Paul Short Invitational.
Indoor T/F - Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the mile...Earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish in the mile...Also finished fourth in the distance medley relay and sixth in the 3,200-meter relay at the Big East Championships...Won the mile at both the Penn State Open and the Meyo Invitational...Placed first in the 3,000 meters at the Akron Quad.
Outdoor T/F - Earned All-America honors in second NCAA appearance of the year, finishing ninth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:47.00...Placed sixth at the regional championships in the 1,500 meters and fourth at the conference championships...Finished second in the 1,500 meters at the Texas Relays and third at the Sea Ray Relays.

2004-05
XC - With a 33rd-place finish at regionals, led the Panthers to a ninth-place team finish...Placed 41st at the Big East Championships and 26th at the Penn State National.
Indoor T/F - Placed second in the mile and seventh in both the 3,200-meter relay and distance medley relay at the Big East Championships...Won the 800 meters at the Black Squirrel Classic and distance medley relay at the Penn State National Open...Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Penn State Challenge Cup and second in the mile at the Skip Summerville Invitational.
Outdoor T/F - NCAA regional qualifier in the 1,500 meters...Second-place finish in the 1,500 meters at both the IC4A and Big East Championships...Also placed fourth in the 3,200-meter relay at the Big East Championships...Won the 1,500 meters at the Fred Hardy Invitational...Finished second at the Western PA Championships and Penn State Challenge Cup in the 5,000 meters and 1,500 meters respectively.

Kent State
Did not compete.

High School
Three-time high school All-American in the mile run...Track and Field News All-American...Two-time mile state champion...2002 WPIAL cross country champion...Third-place finish at the Nike Indoor Classic and third-place finish at the Adidas Outdoor Championships...Gatorade Pennsylvania Male Track Athlete of the Year...A member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Son of Samuel (asst. volunteer track coach) and Arlene Bair...Has one sister...Born July 17, 1984...Majoring in studio arts.