Samara Shaz
Samara Shaz
Height: 5'4"
Year: 2021
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: High School of American Studies
Position: Distance
Major: Undecided

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Collegiate Career Honors:

  • 2019 NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Academic All-Conference

Collegiate Personal Records: 

  • Mile (IN) - 5:38.77 : 2018 Tufts Cupid Challenge
  • 3000 (IN) - 11:23.90 : 2018 Gordon Kelly Invitational
  • 1500 (OUT) - 5:07.59 : 2018 Aloha Relays
  • 5000 (OUT) - 19:35.27 : 2018 Coast Guard Academy Spring Invite
  • 6K (XC) - 23:36.3: 2018 NCAA DIII New England Region Championship
  • 5K (XC) - 19:31.0: 2019 Keene State College Invitational


Cross Country: Competed in 5 events in her third season...set a 5k PR of 19:31.0 at the Keene State Invitational...represented the team at the NCAA DIII New England Region Championships, finishing with a 6k time of 23:42.5...earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors


Cross Country: Participated in 6 events as a sophomore for the Blue...set a 5K PR at the Umass Dartmouth XC Invite (19:54.6)...finished the season with a 6K PR at the NCAA DIII New England Region Championships (23:36.3)...placed 30th at the Roy Griak Invite (6K 24:33.8)


Cross Country: Competed in 6 events during her first season with the Blue...finished fourth among Wellesley runners with a 27th place time (25:22.1) at the Seven Sisters Championship...closed out the season with back-to-back PRs...finished 42nd with a 5K PR (20:23.6) at the NEWMAC Championships...ended the season with a 6K PR (24:05.7) at the NCAA DIII New England Region Championships. 

Indoor Track & Field: Made four appearances in her first indoor season...recoded two personal bests...finished the mile at Tufts Cupid Challenge in 5:38.77...recorded a 11:23.90 time in the 3000 at the Gordon Kelly Invitational.

Outdoor Track & Field: Made five appearances in the outdoor season...recorded two personal bests...finished the 1500 with a time of 5:07.59 at the Aloha Relays...completed the 5000 in 19:35.27 at the CGA Spring Invite. 

Before Wellesley: Attended High School of American Studies...graduated in 2017...was a two-sport athlete in Cross Country and Track and Field...led the Cross Country team to becoming the best in the Bronx as a senior in 2017...was captain of Cross Country and Track during my senior seasons.

Personal: Daughter of Beth and David Shaz...born in Boston, MA...has two siblings, Jacob and Andrew...chose to attend Wellesley because she wants to be a leader...owns a pet bunny named Peach.