Kari Samuelson

ClassSr.
Height5-4
HometownCastle Rock, Colo.
Prev. SchoolColorado College

Notes:

03-04: Placed 23rd with a time of 15:24 at the D-I Wyoming Open Sept 5, 2003 ... Finished 31st at the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Oct 4, 2003 ... Placed 14th as the Mountain Lions won the Dan Libera Meet on Oct 11, 2003 ... Came in 30th at the RMAC Championship on Oct, 25, 2003 ... Placed 14th in the 3000 m at the Indoor RMAC Championships on Feb 27 ... Placed fourth at the Tom Benich Classic in the 5000 m ... Took ninth in the 3000 m at the Jack Christian Invite on Apr 24.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before CU-Colorado Springs: Won the 2000 Athlete's Award at the American School of the Hague in Wassenaar, The Netherlands ... MVP of the soccer and track teams ... All-Tournament selection in soccer three times ... Earned the 110% Award her junior and senior seasons ... Attended Colorado College and was named cross country rookie of the year ... Transferred to CU-Colorado Springs prior to the 2002-03 school year

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in international business with a minor in French ... Twin sister, Haley, is studying photography at the Ringling School of Art and Design ... Has two brothers, Kellen, 16, who's a football and basketball player for Douglas County high School, and Tyler, 12 ... Parents are Ray and Kelly Samuelson ... Born August 10, 1982.

Stories featuring Kari Samuelson

March 25, 2005Shepard, Burger earn provisional timesSpring Break is normally reserved for relaxing and having fun. Not so for two women from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team. Sara Shepard and Ashley Birger went down to the University of California-San Diego for a nice warm track meet. While that sounds like a blast, these two women weren’t there for just the sun and the sand.
November 23, 2004Women's Cross Country Takes 16th at NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team finished 16th at nationals Saturday. Considering what they went through to get there, the Mountain Lions' season was nothing short of amazing.
November 15, 2004Cross country teams brace for nationalsFor the first time in university of Colorado at Colorado Springs history, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championship.
November 6, 2004Women's Cross Country Qualifies for NationalsShannon Payne, Tina Gray and Sarah Shepard were each among the top 21 finishers as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs qualified for nationals with a fourth-place showing Saturday at the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Cross Country Meet at Vermillion, S.D.
October 23, 2004Teamwork Lifts Lions to Third at RMAC ChampionshipsOn the surface, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team's third-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships presented a contradiction a team effort in what is usually considered an individual sport.
October 2, 2004UCCS Knocks Off Regional Rival at Boulder MeetThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team scored an important victory towards its regional aspirations at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
September 18, 2004Women Take Fifth Place at Nebraska MeetSarah Shepard took sixth in the College Division to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Lincoln, Neb.
September 3, 2004Shepard Leads Women's Cross Country to Fourth-Place FinishSarah Shepard led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Division I-laden Wyoming Invitational on Friday.
April 24, 2004Final tuneup successful for women's trackSaturday, April 24, Colorado State University hosted the Jack Christiansen Invitational where the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team competed in their last outdoor meet of the regular season.
April 3, 2004Smith posts nation's third-fastest timeThe 2004 Tom Benich Classic was held Saturday, April 3rd at University of Northern Colorado's Nottingham Field in Greeley, Colorado. With nationals about one month away, it would prove to be a definitive point in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's outdoor track season.
February 28, 2004Women's team has solid performance at RMAC ChampionshipsThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) held its indoor conference track meet last weekend at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. With a limited track and field program, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions look towards individual performances for distinction rather than overall team scores.
November 8, 2003Nationally-Ranked Women's Team Beaten at RegionalsRanked in the Top-10 throughout the season, the women's cross country team at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won't even have the chance to validate that ranking. That's because they won't be competing at the national meet.
August 29, 2003Cross country fundraiser, raceThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, like most public universities, was slapped with significant budget cuts this year. One of the departments hit hardest by the slashes in funding has been the athletic department.
August 29, 2003Fundraiser Kicks Off SeasonAt this point, it is no secret that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was slapped with significant budget cuts this year. One of the departments hit hardest by the slashes in funding has been the athletic department.
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