Sammy Dow

  • Sammy
  • Dow

  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Midlothian, Va.

2012 Outdoor: Reset her own school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase on three occasions during the season ... Qualified for the NCAA Championship in the steeplechase at the NCAA East Prelims in a Tech record 10:03.37, after finishing second in her heat and fifth overall ... Went to finish 23rd at the NCAA Championship … Finished fourth in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the ACC Championship with a then school record 10:07.99 ... Initially reset her own school record in the steeplechase with a runner-up finish at the Colonial Relays (10:15.91) ... Opened her season with a personal best in the 5000 meters at the Raleigh Relays (16:17.43) ... Notched a personal best 1500 meter time of 4:24.50 at the Stanford Payton Jordan Invite ... Was fourth at NC State’s Wolfpack Last Chance in the 800 meters in a personal best 2:06.87 ... Won the 1500 meters at the Roanoke Twilight (4:25.34) … Led the team in the 800 meters, 1500 meters and 3000 meter steeplechase … Earned the team’s Coaches Award.

2012 Indoor: Finished 13th at the ACC Championship in the 3000 meters (9:52.42), while also running the 1600 meter leg on the fourth place distance medley relay team (11:29.10) … Led the team in the 3000 meters with a personal best 9:40.65 at the SPIRE Division I Invitational … Ran a personal best 2:50.67 in the 1000 meters at the VT Challenge to finish third … Clocked a personal best mile of 4:51.73 with a third place showing at the VT Final Qualifier ... Named Academic All-ACC.

2011 Cross Country: Competed in five meets on the season … Finished second on the team and 34th overall at the ACC Championship Meet in a career-best 6k of 21:16.8 … Was 42nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional (21:31.7), good for third on the team … Posted a season-best 5k at the Charlotte Invitational of 17:51.9 and was 24th ... Named Academic All-ACC.

2011 Outdoor: Set the then school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA East Regional (10:16.15), qualifying to the NCAA Championships … Anchored the winning distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays (11:41.93) … Set season bests in the 800 (2:14.20), 1,500 (4:28.84) and 5,000 meters (17:11.01) ... Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team ... Earned team Coaches' Award.

2011 Indoor: Led the team in the 800 (2:11.52) and 3,000 meters (9:45.89) … Second on the team in the mile run, setting a season-best at the Virginia Tech Challenge (4:53.03) … Anchored the third-place distance medley relay squad at the ACC Championships (11:17.72) … Won the 800 meters at the VT Final Qualifier (2:12.10).

2010 Cross Country: Tech’s top finisher in two races over the season, including the ACC Championships (32nd, 21:23.8) ... Finished fifth at the Charlotte Invite with a career and team-best 17:23.4 in the 5k…Helped the Hokies to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional by placing 50th (21:38.5)…Named to the ACC All-Academic Team and team MVP.

2010 Outdoor: Set a then school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing fourth at the ACC Championships (10:35.01) … Set a season best in the 1,500-meters (4:32.41) at the Colonial Relays, while finishing first (4:58.40) and second (4:34.87) at the Jessie Owens Classic and the Vertklasse Meet, respectively.

2010 Indoor: Earned a win in the mile run at the VT Final Qualifier for a season-best (4:53.59) … Finished third in the 3,000 meters at the VT Challenge, also a season-best (9:47.21).

2009 Cross Country: Won the Hokie Open with a 4k time of 14:24.3, garnering her ACC Performer of the Week honors … Competed in the NCAA Southeast Regional and ACC Championships on the year … Finished 66th out of 237 athletes at the regional meet … Was the first Hokie finisher at the VT Alumni Invite, placing 15th … The second Hokie across the line at the Blue Ridge Open, taking 18th overall out of 133 runners.

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2009 Indoor: Redshirted.

2008 Cross Country: Paired up with Lauren Pinkston to take second at the Virginia Tech Relays, running a 6k split of 22:37 … Took 59th out of 231 runners at the ACC Championships … Competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional, clocking a 6,000-meter time of 23:55.4

High School: Earned All-State honors as a junior … Four-time All-Region and All-District honoree … Helped Midlothian to three VSHL AAA cross country state titles … Holds prep best time of 18:40 for the 5,000-meter cross country race … Member of the National Honor Society and a Richmond Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete finalist.

Personal: Born Nov. 9, 1990 in Schenectady, N.Y. ... Daughter of Kathleen and Glenn Dow … Has one brother Kyle … Went to same high school as men’s runner Michael Hammond … Human nutrition foods and exercise and biology double-major.

Dow's Collegiate XC Bests
5k: 17:23.4, Charlotte Invite, 2010
6k: 21:16.8, ACC Championships, 2011

Dow's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
800m: 2:11.52 800m: 2:06.87
1000m: 2:50.67 1500m: 4:24.50
Mile: 4:51.73 3000m SC: 10:03.37-SR
3000m: 9:40.65 5000m: 16:17.43