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University of Miami Athletics

Samantha Gonzalez

position

Hurdles

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Carrollton, Texas

High School

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Samantha Gonzalez - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

ACC Track Performer of the Week – March 27, 2019 

2019 Outdoor: Won the women’s 400m hurdles at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge with a time of 57.33 seconds, which at the time, was the fastest NCAA time… Finished sixth in the women’s 400m hurdles at the Florida Relays with a time of 57.92 seconds and was part of Miami’s fifth-place finish in the 4x400m relay that recorded a time of 3:32.22… Ran a 24.16 200m dash at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and helped the Canes win the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:33.56… 

USTFCCCA All-America Honors, Second-Team – 4×400 relay 
ACC Indoor 4×400 relay Champion 

2019 Indoor: Posted a time of 38.23 seconds in the women’s 300m at the UAB Blazer Invite to finish fourth… Ran a 54.68 in the 400m at the Texas Tech Classic and was a member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that finished fourth with a time of 3:35.73… Finished seventh in the 200m, recording a time of 24.52 and second in the 400m with a time of 54.26 at the Virginia Tech “Doc Hale” Elite Meet… Combined to a run a time of 3:42.65 in the women’s 4x400m at the Tiger Paw Invite… Ran a 54.31 in the 400m prelims and was part of the 4x400m relay team that won gold with a time of 3:32. 75, helping the Canes claim in the Indoor Championships for the fifth time under head coach Amy Deem. 

ACC Performer of the Week – April 10, 2018

2018 Outdoor: Finished fifth in the women’s 200m with a personal-best time of 24.02 seconds at the Hurricane Invitational and was a member of the first-place women’s 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:34.72… Earned the second-place finish at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge with a time of 1:00.76 and finished fifth in the women’s 4x400m relay with a time of 3:41.07… Finished third with a time of 58.49 seconds in the 400m hurdles at the Florida Relays and fourth in the women’s 4x400m relay after teaming up to post a time of 3:33.19… Won the women’s 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 57.89 seconds at the Hurricane Alumni Meet… Finished second at the National Relay Championship in the women’s 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 57.88 seconds… Won the women’s 400m hurdles at the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships with a personal-best time of 56.77 seconds, the fifth-fastest in the country… Combined to run the 10th-fastest time at the NCAA East Preliminary in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:34.67 and advance to the NCAA Championships… Finished an outstanding 2018 season with a 17thoverall finish in the women’s 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships with a time of 58.90 seconds and finished 15thoverall in the 4x400m semifinals with a time of 3:37.38. 

2018 Indoor: Finished eighth in 60m hurdles at UAB Blazer Invitational with a time of 8.94 seconds… Member of 4x400m relay team that finished fourth at UAB Blazer Invitational with a time of 3:44.87…Placed sixth in the 60m hurdles at the Red Raider Open, posting a time of 8.71 seconds…Finished sixth in the 200m at the Red Raider Open with a time of 24.11 seconds… Member of winning 4x400m relay team at the Red Raider Open that ran a time of 3:41.84…Set a facility record while winning section 2 of the women’s 400m at the Power 5 Invitational with a time of 54.79 seconds…Member of 4x400m relay team that finished second at the Power 5 Invitational with a time of 3:38.53…Won Heat 7 and placed eighth overall in the 400m at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a collegiate-best time of 54.24 seconds…Finished second in Heat 3 and eighth overall in the women’s 4x400m relay with a season-best time of 3:38.35. 

2017 Outdoor: Placed seventh in the 400m HH at the with a time of 1:00.30 at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that finished sixth at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Member of the women’s 1600m sprint medley relay team that finished seventh at the Florida Relays… Placed third overall in the women’s 400m hurdles with a season’s best time of 59.87 seconds and was a member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that placed second and combined for a time of 3:38.31 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational… Finished 11th in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 1:04.11 at the Michael Johnson Invitational… Member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that combined to finished third with a time of 3:33.69 at the Tom Jones Invitational… 

2017 Indoor: Competed in the 400m at the Meyo Invitational… Participated in the 200m at the Tiger Paw Invitational… Member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that placed ninth at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a time of 3.44.05… Competed in the 400m at the ACC Championships…

2016 Indoor: Placed ninth in the 60m hurdles at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a time of 8.95 seconds … Part of the 4x400m relay team that won the Nittany Lion Challenge with a time of 3:42.11 … Part of the 4x400m relay team that placed 11th with a time of 3:47.68 at the McCravy Memorial Meet … Combined to place second in the women’s 4x400m relay college division at the Armory Track Invitational with a time of 3:44.74 … Competed in the 400m at the Armory Track Invitational … Ran a season-best time of 57.82 seconds in the 400m at the Tyson Invitational … Member of relay team that placed sixth in the 4x400m at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 3:41.37

2016 Outdoor: Had a season best time of 24.93 in the 200m at the Hurricane Invitational… Competed in the 400m IH at the ACC Championships…

High School: Gonzalez was named the Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year in her home state of Texas. She won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in a state-record time of 40.81 seconds at the Class 5A state meet this spring. Gonzalez also finished third in the 100-meter high hurdles in 13.84. Her winning effort in the 300 hurdles ranked as the nation’s No. 2 performance among high school competitors in 2015 at the time of her selection and rates as 10th in U.S. prep history.

The 5-foot-8 senior has maintained a 3.57 GPA in the classroom. A member of her school’s yearbook staff and student newspaper, Gonzalez has volunteered locally on behalf of a children’s choir and a Vacation Bible School.