The Pirates concluded the indoor season with an appearance at the NCAA Championships
The Pirates will participate in a pair of last-chance meets to close the indoor season
The Pirate men finished third, while the women placed fourth
Tynita Butts earns NCAA qualifying mark in high jump
Junior Quinton Harley Runs Season Best to Nab Berth in National Semifinals
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the Indoor 60-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay...Recorded a season-best time of 7.84 for a second-place finish at the Penn State National in the 60-meter hurdles...Won the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.91...Was part of a 4x400-meter relay team that placed eighth at Christopher Newport with a time of 3:27.43.
2011-12 Track & Field: Participated in the Indoor 60-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay...Set a new school record with a personal-record time of 7.79 in the 60-meter hurdles for a first-place finish at the Alex Wilson Invitational...Won the SPIRE Invitational 60-meter hurdle event with a time of 7.82...Placed second at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 8.02 in the 60-meter hurdles...Ran in the 4x400-meter relay on three occasions...Competed in the Outdoor 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and 4x100-meter relay...Notched a career-best time of 14.12 at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 110-meter hurdles...Won the 110-meter hurdle event at the Quad Meet with a time of 14.25...Notched a career-best time of 53.61 at Florida in the 400-meter hurdles...Was part of a 4x100-meter relay squad that placed fourth at the Quad Meet with a time of 41.69.
2010-11 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor long and triple jump events...Put up a personal-best 6.75 in the long jump at Penn State while taking second at the UNC Invitational...Also finished third in the triple jump at the UNC Invite...Made an appearance for the Pirates at the outdoor Quad Meet.
2009-10 Track & Field: Gained experience in the high and long jump events during the indoor season.
High School: Earned high school All-America status in the 400-meter hurdles in 2009...Was the two-time field MVP for Vance...Named the University City Region Boys Athlete-of-the-Year...Garnered selection to the Charlotte Weekly First Team in 2009 as well as the Super Team in the 300-meter hurdles...Picked up six varsity letters, participating in soccer, football and indoor and outdoor track and field.
Personal: Born Joseph Samuels in Winston-Salem, N.C...Son of Joseph A. Samuels, Sr., and Sharon L. Samuels...Majoring in nursing...Cousin Jimmie ran track and field at Kansas and is the former high school 100-meter dash national record holder...Brother Jarrett was a member of the 2009 World Youth Team for track and field.