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    Sam Telfer
    Sam Telfer
    RS Sophomore

    Escondido, CA.

    High School:
    Lyons Township

    XC - Distance

    I/O Eligibility:


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    The squad scored 161 team points; five titles


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    Cross Country
    2013 XC - SOPHOMORE
    Was named the Big Ten Cross Country Athlete of the Week after a second place finish at the Illini Open ... Finished second for the squad and 25th overall at the Bradley Classic with an 8K time of 25:05 ... Finished seventh for the Illini at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Placed 13th overall and second for the team at the Boilermaker Invitational with an 8K time of 25:23.

    2012 XC - FRESHMAN
    Finished sixth for the Illini and 76th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, running a 10K time of 32:21 ... Ran for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, finishing with an 8K time of 25:35 ... Finished third on the squad (18:51) and helped Illinois win its eighth consecutive Illini Challenge title ... Crossed the line first for Illinois at the Bradley Classic, finishing with an 8K time of 24:58 ... Was part of the roster for the Notre Dame Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011 XC - RS FRESHMAN
    In his collegiate debut, ran unattached but placed sixth overall with an 8K time of 25:54 at the Illini Open ... Ran unattached at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invite 8K, finishing 47th overall with a time of 26:05.


    2013 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 3,000m steeplechase title at the Mississippi State Conference Challenge, setting a personal best time of 9:15.15.

    Indoor: Ran in two meets during the season ... Was part of the DMR squad which placed fourth at the Meyo Invitational ... Finished the 3,000m race at the Indiana Relays with a time of 8:44.21.

    2012 Track and Field
    Indoor/Outdoor: Redshirt season.

    High School
    Was a five-time track and cross country All-State athlete ... Finished eighth at the 2010 IHSA state cross country meet ... Placed third in the 4x800m at the 2011 IHSA state track championship and sixth in 2010 ... Received All-Conference honors all four years.

    Son of Rhonda and Charles Telfer ... Born December 15, 1992 ... Has two sisters and one brother, Victoria, Anna, and John ... Hobbies include playing golf, guitar, and surfing ... Majoring in Advertising.

    Telfer's Personal Bests
    Cross Country
    6K: 18:51 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12)
    8K: 24:58 - Bradley Classic (10/12/12)
    10K: 32:21 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9/12)
    5 Miles: 25:31 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)

    1,500m: 4:01.48 - Bill Cornell Spring Classic (3/30/13)
    3K Steeple: 9:15.15 - Mississippi State Conference Challenge (3/23/13)

    3,000m: 8:44.21 - Indiana Relays (1/26/13)

    Updated December 2013

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