AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)
INDOOR: Finished fourth in the triple jump at the Houston Opener (11.74m) ... tied for the runner-up spot in the 60m hurdles finals at the Niswonger Invitational with a time of 8.94 ... took fourth in the 60m hurdle prelims with a then-personal-best time of 8.67 and leaped to a 10th-place finish in the triple jump (11.85m) at the C-USA Championships. OUTDOOR: Ran to a personal-best time of 12.62 in the 100m dash prelims at the Southern Invitational and finished third in the 100m hurdle finals (14.75) ... leaped to a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (11.91m) and ran a leg of the 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay that finished in second place at the Alabama Relays ... claimed a fifth-place finish in the triple jump (12.54m) at the C-USA Championships.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
INDOOR: Set a freshman record and took third place at the Niswonger Invitational in the triple jump with a leap of 12.02m ... posted a 10th-place finish in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor Championship. OUTDOOR: Finished fourth at the Jace LaCoste in the 100m hurdles ... was the third leg of the 4x100m relay that posted a second-place finish at the Jace LaCoste... was a member of the runner-up 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay at the Alabama Relays ... posted a first-place finish and regionally qualified in the triple jump at the Ole Miss Invitational (12.57m) ... finished 12th in the triple jump at the NCAA MidEast Regional with a jump of 12.02m.
Competed at C.E. Ellison High School in Killeen, Texas during her prep career ... was the 9th District champion in five different events ... 11th District champion in four events ... 12th District champion in two events ...Texas Relays high school champion in 2005 and 2006 in the triple jump ... ranked first in Texas in triple jump ... ranked 12th in the nation in triple jump ... helped her team to district championships in 2004 and 2005.
Full name is Samantha Bernice Hamilton ... born October 30, 1988 in Killeen, Texas ... daughter of the late Antoinette D. Hamilton and the late Kenneth Johnson ... majoring in communications.