Sam Prakel

Birthday: 10/29/94 Mile PR: 3:50.94 (indoors) - 2019
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:36.84 - 2018
High School: Versailles HS
Hometown: Versailles, OH
College: University of Oregon '18
Current Residence: Seattle, WA

Sam Prakel, another young rising U.S. star, finished a close third at the 2019 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, running 3:51.8, and in August, he was runner-up at the Sir Walter Miler in 3:54.90. This past March at Boston University, Prakel produced a 3:50.94 Mile personal record (#5 U.S. indoors all-time) to finish third in the race where Yomif Kejelcha smashed the indoor world record with his 3:47.01 clocking.

A 5-time All-American at the University of Oregon, he finished 4th and 3rd in the Mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2016 & 2018, respectively.

For Versailles High School in Ohio, Sam won six state titles: two cross country (2011-12), one 800m (2013), two 1600m (2012-13) and one 3200m (2012).

FUN FACT: In 2016 at Oregon, he earned Academic All-American, First-Team honors.

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News

Veterans Simpson, Willis champions again at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on record-setting day

September 08, 2019

In thrilling finishes, Jenny Simpson breaks event record by clocking 4:16.1 to edge Elinor Purrier, while Willis wins in photo-finish over Chris O’Hare & Sam Prakel; event & world record 9,275 participants raced across the 24 heats at the world’s most iconic road Mile

From NYRR

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Kejelcha crushes indoor Mile world record

March 04, 2019

Ethiopian breaks legend Hicham El Guerrouj's 22-year-old record; American Johnny Gregorek runner-up also sub-3:50

From IAAF

Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha smashed the world indoor record for the Mile, clocking 3:47.01 at the Bruce Lehane Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday afternoon,...

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Breaking Four: Oregon track & field’s newest sub-4 Mile men

March 07, 2018

“You run a time and you think, ‘I could go faster.’ So, I think it’s always going to be a challenge, and I think I am always going to challenge myself to run it faster.”

By Maggie Vanoni, Daily Emerald

At the Columbia Challenge in New York last month, Oregon redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek...

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Oregon Ducks senior Sam Prakel is all business, on the track and in the classroom

February 24, 2018

"I missed the big goal outdoors and that is something I'm still bummed about. Hopefully, I can make up for that this year."

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

EUGENE - Oregon senior Sam Prakel figures to be a contender in the Mile at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in two weeks in College...

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