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Sam Costa
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Sam Costa

Distance

Hometown Buford, Ga.
Last School Mill Creek
Year Senior
Sam Costa

Biography

2019 Track:
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competed at seven meets… set a PR and finished fourth in the 2000m steeplechase with a time of 6:04.18 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational… set a new PR in the 1500m turning in a time of 3:51.24 at the Georgia Tech Invitational… turned in a personal best time in the 3000m steeplechase at the Penn Relays with a time of 9:15.00.

2018 Cross Country: Set a PR in the 7.6K with a time of 27:06.4 at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational… ran a personal-best 28:00.5 in the 8.369K at the Penn State Nationals Open.

2018 Track:
Indoor:
 Turned in a season-best 5K time of 14:45.10 to finish fifth at the Vanderbilt Invitational … ran two 3K events with his best coming at the Orange & Purple Invitational (8:38.29) … also ran just two mile events, turning a career-best 4:17.52 at the Commodore Invite … also joined the DMR to a third place finish at the Commodore Invite (10:04.08). Outdoor: PR-ed in both the 2K and 3K steeplechases this season … turned in a career-best 9:15.60 at the Penn Relays to finish sixth in the 3K steeple while also running a 6:10.55 in the 2K steeple at the Yellow Jacket Invite … set a new personal record in the 1500m at the Georgia Tech Invitational (3:57.24 – 14th) … ran in one 800m event, running a 1:55.84 at the GT Invite.

2017 Cross Country:
Ran in four events for cross country this season … had his best 8K time at the Crimson Classic, where he turned in a time of 26:59.7 … also recorded a 5K time of 15:34.4 at the Jacksonville State Opener.

2016 Cross Country:
Did not compete in the 2016 season.

High School:
Attended Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Ga. … Lettered in cross country and track for four seasons … Captained the cross country squad for two seasons … Was named All-Country for cross country in 2014 and 2015 … Member of Cross Country State Championship team in 2012 … 2015 Gwinnett Country Cross Country Champion … Named Mill Creek Outstanding Senior Athlete Award in 2016 … Member of National Honor Society and orchestra.

Personal:
Chose Tech because of the coaching staff, outstanding business school and proximity to home … Intends to major in business administration… Is an Eagle Scout.

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