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SAMUEL PONS

Player profile

position
Distance
year
6th Year Senior
hometown
South Pasadena, Cal.
high school
South Pasadena
other college
Princeton

BIO:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Enrolled at FSU in January 2016 as a graduate student but injury sidelined him for the 2016 indoor and outdoor seasons…granted a sixth year of eligibility and is hopeful of returning to All-American form from 2015 in the 10,000 meters.

Before FSU:

Princeton University graduate joins the Florida State program in January with indoor and outdoor eligibility remaining…coming off his finest collegiate season, earning 2015 All-American honors outdoors with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000 (29:17.54)…a two-time All-Region honoree in cross country for the Tigers…has earned All-Ivy honors both on the track and in cross country…enjoyed an outstanding high school career at South Pasadena High, winning California Division II state championship in cross country in 2010…also won the 2010 California state title in the 3200 as a junior and was runner-up in PR (8:50.67) as a senior…2010 NXN All-American…also boasts a 5000m track PB of 14:14.55.

Personal:

Graduated from Princeton in December 2015 from the school of psychology…is enrolled in graduate school pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy…was an Advanced Placement Scholar out of South Pasadena High…born Feb. 5, 1993.