Samantha Teague
Samantha Teague

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Ardrey Kell HS


2013: Competed in four meets during her freshman season ... Debuted at NC State's Wolfpack Invitational with a season-best time of 18:54.6 and finished 44th overall ... Took 11th place at the Pirate Invitational after clocking 19:17.37 ... Timed in at 20:12 for 92nd place at the C-USA Championship.

Prep/Personal:
Earned all conference honors in cross country all four years of high school (2010-13)...Qualified for the North Carolina 4A West Regional in the 800-meter run...Set the record in the 4x800m relay in 2011...Four-time state qualifier for cross country...Was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society...Also lettered four years in swimming...Was named the 2013 Southwestern Conference 4A Player of the Year for swimming...Received a Booster Club Scholarship for excellence in leadership and athletics...Plans to major in recreational therapy...Born Sept. 28 to Stan and Carrie Teague in Charlotte, N.C.,...Twin sister Sydney also competes on the team and has a younger brother, Sean...Her grandfather, Bill McCord, was a diver at UNC and her father, Stan, played football at East Carolina.

Samantha Teague's Personal Bests:
• 1,600-meter run - 5:16.70
• 3,200-meter run - 11:28.40
• 5,000-meter run - 18:51.00

Kraft on the Teagues:
"I've coached many twins over my career. I always coach them as individuals, but here I'll talk about them together. Samantha and Sydney Teague are both Pirates to the core. I have a baby picture of them decked out in ECU Pirate Gear-classic Purple and Gold. Samantha Teague was hampered by a number of injury issues her senior year, but her previous years PR's show that she can excel at this level. She came on really strongly at the end of the year when she was feeling healthier, so I'm optimistic that she'll get a good summer of training before she gets here to ECU. Sydney Teague really showed tremendous development this year in both cross country and track. She set multiple PR's each season. Both twins were multi-sport stars at their high school (competing in cross country, track, and swimming) so focusing on running at the college level should allow them to focus on training at a new level and allow them to make some really wonderful gains."