Track & Field
9th (W), 2nd (M)
TAMU Track & Field BIO
 Sam Humphreys

Career Best: Javelin - 268-7 (81.86)


2012   268-7  Junior

2011     251-9    Sophomore

2010     251-8    Freshman

2009     230-8    HS senior

2013 (SENIOR): Heading into his senior season, Humphreys is an inch shy of having improved his high school best by 38 feet over three years of college competition ... After improving 21 feet his high school best during his freshman season, Humphreys had an improvement of nearly 17 feet during his junior campaign.

2012 (JUNIOR): Won the U.S. Olympic Trials in the javelin with a school record mark of 268-7 (81.86) ... The winning mark for Humphreys made him equal to the second best performer with the third best performance with the current javelin ... He tied Todd Riech (1996) and only trails Breaux Greer (2004), who had a winning mark of 270-3 (82.89) ... Humphries produced an amazing series in winning the Olympic Trials, which included four throws over 80 meters (260 feet) ... Placed second in the NCAA Championships with a then school record toss of 261-3 (79.62) ... Won third consecutive Big 12 title with a meet record mark of 259-1 (78.98) ... Improved school record five times during season, starting with a 256-6 (78.19) victory at Arizona State Baldy Castillo Invitational in mid March ... Placed second at Texas Relays (248-7) and Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational (240-2) ... Won Miami Invitational (225-7) ... Despite winning the Olympic Trials, Humphreys missed making the Olympic team by five inches (14 centimeters) as the Olympic A standard was 269-0 (82.00) to qualify for the London Games ... Represented the United States at the NACAC under 23 Championships in Mexico, placing second with a throw of 252-9 (77.04).

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Placed third in the NCAA Championships with a toss of 246-2 (75.05), moving from fourth place to third place in the final round securing key points for the Aggies on the first day of the national meet ... Won a second Big 12 title with a mark of 238-3 (72.63) in strong windy conditions ... Competed at the USA Championships, placing 13th (229-1) ... Claimed a second Texas Relays title and set a school record of 251-9 (76.73) in the process ... Won two other meets for A&M at San Diego State (245-2) and Florida's Tom Jones Memorial (251-8) while placing second at LSU Invitational (243-10) ... Threw the javelin over 250 feet in two meets during 2011 season and surpassed 240 feet in four more meets.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Established a school record in the javelin of 251-8 (78.71) in his debut season with the Aggies, improving on his prep best by 21 feet ... Won Big 12 title (243-9) and earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish at NCAA Championships (230-8) ... Opened the outdoor season with a pair of personal best throws to win Carolina Spring Break (240-3) and Arizona State Invitational (247-0) ... Continued winning streak with Texas Relays title (245-9) ... Then set school record to win Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene ... Won five consecutive meets prior to placing eighth at NCAA West region preliminary round in Austin ... Also competed in discus where he had a season best of 140-3 for ninth place at Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Alexander High School in Laredo, Texas ... Lettered four years, coached by Ernesto Sandoval ... Recorded a best of 50-11 in shot put and 189-4 in discus, both school records ... Also competed seven years with Club Olympia, coached by Alex De Luna ... Established national record in AAU Young men's division of javelin with mark of 225-7 ... His career best mark of 230-8 in javelin, set at AAU Region meet, ranked third among preps in 2009 and was 32nd among U.S. throwers ... Became No. 7 performer on all-time high school javelin list ... Earned All-America honor from Track & Field News ... Named 2009 Laredo Athlete of the Year in track and field ... Won District 29-5A titles in shot (49-0) and discus (167-10) as a senior ... Runner-up in discus (167-0) at Region IV-5A meet ... Senior season included a victory at AAU National Junior Olympics, setting a meet record of 225-7 in the Young Men's division ... Also finished fourth (212-2) at 2009 USATF Junior Championships ... As a junior, claimed pair of district titles in shot (49-5.25) and discus (155-2) ... In summer of 2008, won the USATF National Junior Olympic title in Young men's javelin (211-0) ... In 2007, won the Intermediate Division title (176-9) at AAU Junior Olympics.

PERSONAL: Samuel Patrick Humphreys is the son of William and Shawn Humphreys, born in Youngstown, Ohio, on September 12, 1990 ... Sister Emalie was a member of the Aggie track and field team when A&M claimed three consecutive national championships ... Majoring in Sports Management ... Started competing at age 12 ... Chose Texas A&M for its great coaching and environment.

Position: Throws
Other Position: Javelin
Year: Senior
Hometown: Laredo, Texas
High School: J.B. Alexander
Experience: 3 Letters
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