Meet the 2021 Competitors: Sam Prakel

Sam Prakel | Men’s Elite Mile

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Sponsor: adidas
College: Oregon
Mile PR: 3:50.94

5 Things About Me: Sam Prakel

  1. I’m the 5th generation Prakel to graduate from Versailles High School in Versailles, OH.
  2. I’m the 1st generation Prakel to graduate from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.
  3. I live in Seattle, WA and volunteer coach at the University of Washington.
  4. I have 4 sisters, but am a proud uncle of 4 nephews #UncleSam
  5. I consume approximately 240 oz of Adam’s Peanut Butter a year (measured by the Costco sized container)

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their Netflix (or any streaming service) or Podcast queue? Formula 1: Drive to Survive. I’m not a loyal follower of F1, but I like the personalities and racing aspect of the show. Maybe a similar series for T&F could be made?
  2. What’s your favorite training shoe right now (or ever)? The adidas Solarboost 19. I’ve put more miles on this shoe the past 2 years than any other shoe ever before.
  3. If you have to go fast food, what’s your go-to? Wendy’s. I’m a proud Wendy’s High School Heisman winner and love a baconator, fries, and frosty after a race.
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? Just being a 2x Sir Walter alum
  5. The sport of Track & Field would be more exciting (or better) if… there were betting odds for every race.

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