Mile News Tagged Samford

A Crazy Speed Streak: Man Going for a Sub-5:00 Mile 105 Days in a Row

April 14, 2017

Pat McGregor, assistant track coach at Samford University, is trying to go at least one day longer than the streak his high school coach established in 1979.

By John A. Kissane, Runner's World

Although his competitive running career is behind him, Patrick McGregor, 26, is again hitting the...

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Samford track star Karisa Nelson wins school’s first-ever national championship

March 16, 2017

"When I came to Samford, I didn't necessarily come for track. I picked the school that was going to be best for me."

By Cheryl Wray,

Samford junior track standout Karisa Nelson captured her school's first-ever national championship after running a thrilling Mile at the recent NCAA...

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Samford’s Karisa Nelson finds footing as one of nation’s elite

March 10, 2017

Junior seeded 13th in Mile for weekend's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships: “I want to win a national championship title before I graduate. Then after I graduate I want to run professionally, and of course, every pro’s dream is to run in the Olympics."

By The Samford Crimson


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