Meet the 2018 Competitors: Sam Prakel

Sam Prakel | Men’s Elite Mile

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College: Oregon
1500m PR: 3:36.84
Mile PR: 3:55.80

5 Things About Me: Sam Prakel

  1. I ran my first track meet in 3rd grade when I ran 6:01 for the mile on IU’s indoor track. Not sure if the flat track conversion applies to this.
  2. I’m the middle child with 4 sisters, and we all shared the same bathroom growing up.
  3. I can ride a unicycle and juggle at the same time.
  4. I worked on a dairy farm during the summer after my freshman year of college.
  5. I helped publish a biochemistry paper in a research journal my junior year of college detailing how proteins bind the hydrosulfide ion.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s your favorite podcast or Pandora Station? Favorite podcast- Citius Mag Podcast
  2. What’s your favorite pre-run or post-run snack? Greek yogurt and peanut butter post run
  3. If you competed in another sport, what would it be? Swimming- I swam all four years of high school
  4. What is your favorite flavor of Gatorade? (Now, or growing up) Whatever the light blue one is (Note: Maybe Glacial Freeze?)
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? Not really, but I’m excited to visit again! I ran at New Balance Nationals in Greensboro twice and took a visit to Wake Forest.

Learn more about Sam at: VIS Experience | Rise & Run with the Pros Sir Walter “Extra” Miler

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