Samantha Lichtner
Samantha Lichtner


Newark, Del.

High School:
Padua Academy



2009: Participated in numerous events in both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Finished ninth at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the 800-meters, producing a time of 2:15.30 ... Also ran in the 1,500-meters and was the lone female Pirate to take on the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

2008: Track and Field: Participated indoor in the 800-meter run, with best time coming at the UNC Invitational (2:26.09) ... Ran the 800-meters outdoor, as well as the 1,500-meters ... Bettered her 800-meter time from the indoor season, with a 2:24.54 finish at the Wake Forest Open.

2007: Cross Country: Ran in four of the team's five meets ... Had three top-12 finishes and placed 34th at the tough Furman Invitational ... Recorded best time of her career, 18:59, at the Pirate Invitational ... Track and Field: Notched seven top-15 finishes, including a career-mark of 2:14.39 in the 800-meter run at the C-USA Indoor Championship, which also qualified her for the ECAC Championship ... Also turned in a third-place result at the WCU Invitational 800-meter run (2:16.31).

2006: Cross Country: Participated in all six events, earning two top-10 finishes and two additional top-20 results ... Top finish came at the McAlister's Deli Invitational, a sixth-place finish (19:30).

High School: Cross Country: Named first-team all-state twice, with one selection to both the second-team and third-team ... Named first-team Catholic Conference three times ... First-team all-county ... Track and Field: Named first-team all-state and Catholic Conference all four years ... Four-time all-county selection ... Set state record in the 4 x1600-meter relay team ... Earned 11 varsity letters ... Named team captain of cross country and track and field senior year ... Head coach was Theresa Marini.

Personal: Intended academic major is rehabilitation services ... Daughter of Kim and Frank Lichtner ... Has one brother, Erik ... Received Presidents Award ... Named a Student-Athlete Scholar ... First and Second Academic Honor roll ... Placed in the top-25 in the National French Exam in 2003-04 year and 2005-06 year ... Received the Ladies Auxiliary French Award (outstanding performance and highest GPA in French).