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Sebastian Sam
Other Position: 400-800-1500
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Oak Grove HS
Experience: 2 Letters
  • Posted Cal's top times in the 800m in both 2009 and 2010
  • A two-time All-American as a member of Cal's distance medley relay
  • Twice finished among the top four at the state high school meet in the 800m


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Junior (2011): Redshirted during the outdoor season and ran a limited indoor campaign, with a best of 1:53.18 in the 800m at the Husky Classic. Sophomore (2010): Posted Cal's top time in the 800 meters (1:49.71) ... 19th in the prelims in the 800 at the Pac-10 meet (1:53.86) ... also ran a PR 3:51.40 in the 1500 in Tucson ... ran the third leg on Cal's distance medley relay during the 2010 indoor season, which finished second at the MPSF Championships and fourth at the NCAA meet ... best time for the quartet was 9:32.11 (MPSFs), which stands as the No. 2 time in school history ... ran an indoor PR of 1:49.82 in the 800 to take fourth at the MPSF Championships ... received MPSF All-Academic (indoors) and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic (outdoors) recognition. Freshman (2009): Posted Cal's top 800-meter time with a mark of 1:48.82 set at the NCAA West Regional ... claimed sixth in the 800 at the Pac-10 Championships in 1:51.08 ...fourth in the 800 at the MPSF indoor meet (1:49.86) ... also part of Cal's 4x400 relay that placed sixth and ran the third leg on the MPSF champion distance medley relay that set a school record with a time of 9:29.71 ... the DMR went on to finish third at the NCAA indoor meet in 9:30.39. High School: CCS champion in the 800 two straight years (2007-08) for Oak Grove HS ... took third in the state meet in the 800 in 2007 and placed fourth in the event in '08 ... his high school PRs include 1:52.25 in the 800, 48.00 in the 400 and 21.89 in the 200 ... competed in several U.S. Junior Olympics meets, placing eighth (1:56.41) in the 800 young men's final in 2007. Personal: Born on Feb. 15, 1990, in San Jose, Calif. ... .parents are Lawrence and Marina Sam ... has two brothers and one sister ... American studies major.

Career Best Marks
Event    Mark   Date
400     48.46   March 27, 2009
800   1:48.82   May 29, 2009
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