Samuel Prakel           MW Regional
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National Finish: 33 Time:16:03
Regional Finish: 6 Time:15:04

Hometown: VERSAILLES, OH
High School: Versailles High School
Grade: 12
Personal Records:
800m:1:54.00
1500m:
1600m: 4:10.33

1 mile: 4:11.82


2 mile:
3200m: 9:16.14
5000m:

Running Highlights:
  • CC Highlights
  • Track Highlights
  • CC Personal Bests
2-time Ohio Division III Individual State Champion(2011 and 2012)
Ohio Division III State Meet Record Holder (15:16) 
4-time All-Ohio
2012 NXN Midwest First Team (6th place)
2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals All-American in one mile run (4th place, 4:11.82) 
2012 Ohio Division II State Champion in 1600 meter run (4:10.33) 
2012 Ohio Division II State Champion in 3200 meter run (9:16.14) 
2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Champion in freshman mile (4:17.46, meet record)
15:04, 5000 meters, Footlocker Midwest 
15:16, 5000 meters, 2012 Ohio State Meet 
15:19, 5000 meters, 2011 Ohio State Meet  








Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, playing sports, jazz band

Person would most like to meet: Peyton Manning

Hero: God

Superstition: I always have to eat my egg sandwich on the day of meets when at home

Most influential person: My Grandpa Stemley

 

 

 

 

Samuel Prakel
Overall feelings about the race: I was a little disappointed with my race. I started off in the middle of the pack and faded to 33rd. It was a very challenging course, and after falling back I just stayed motivated to not lose anymore spots.
Best part of the race:  My start was the best part of my race. I got out fast and in great position for the first mile.
The FLCC Experience:  Absolutely amazing. Being amongst the best prep runners in the nation and forming friendships with them was unbelievable.

Personal note:  Being a senior, getting to participate in Foot Locker just made me feel great about my entire high school cross country career. I just want to thank everyone who supported me throughout my running career.