University of Iowa Athletics

Samuel McElhiney

Class So.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Pleasant Valley

2015 — Indoor – ran mile at ISU Classic (4:17.41), Big Ten Championships (4:18.50) and Big 4 Duals (4:22.82)… placed 11th in 3,000 meters at Husker Invite (8:44.88)… Outdoor – ran third leg on 3,200-meter relay (7:56.99) at Florida Relays… letterwinner.

2014 — redshirted… Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight (4:16.93) while competing unattached… Cross Country – ran season-best 4,000 meters at Bulldog Classic (13:15) and 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invite (26:08)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

High School — two-time all conference selection in cross country… four-time all-district (4X800m; 1,600m; 3,200m; 800m)in track and field… placed fifth in the 3,200-meter relay and ninth in the 800 meters at the state meet his senior year… conference runner-up in the 1,600 meters his senior season.

Personal — born July 15, 1994… son of Nancy and Mark McElhiney… has one brother, Joe… marketing major.

McElhiney’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
Mile (I) 4:17.41 at ISU Classic 2/14/15
3,000 Meters (I) 8:44.88 at Husker Invitational 2/7/15