Samuel Branson
Samuel Branson
Year: So.
Hometown: Golden Valley, MN
High School: Hopkins

Freshman (2016-17):
Registered a solid freshman season ... Competed in six events ... Top 8k time was a 26:11 at the Inter-Regional Border Battle that placed him 126th out of 382 runners ... Scored as the Eagles' No. 5 finisher and ranked ninth out of 66 entries at the Watermelon Run ... Emory's No. 6 runner and registered a 51st-place overall finish out of 391 hopefuls at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 26:17 that represented his second-best time of the year ... Raced at the UAA Championships and the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championships. 

High School:

Fine cross country and track performer at Hopkins High School ... Was coached by Mike Harris ... Served as team captain his senior year ... Top 5,000-meter times was a 15:55 in the 2015 state meet ... Clocked a 4:22 in the 1,600 meters ... Captured all-state honors in cross country his final campaign ... Helped Hopkins HS to a 2015 Class AA state championship ... Hopkins High School cross country was ranked No. 1 in the nation and competed at the NIKE Nationals in Portland, Oregon.

Son of Tim and Susan Branson ... Born August 22. 

Sam Branson Top 8K Times

Year Event Time

Inter-Regional Border Battle

2016 Greater Louisville Classic 26:17

Furman Classic