SEC Preview meet at LSU was debut race as a Razorback, finished 34th in 19:03.5 on 6k course … In the UAB Blazer Classic, posted a time of 25:25.4 in his debut on an 8k course, placed 72nd.
2020 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa … Coached by Timothy Ives, Kelly McCarty and Gerard Amadeo … School captured State cross country team title during his freshman, junior and senior seasons … Silver medalist as a senior in 2019 Iowa State 4A Cross Country Championships, posting a time of 15:29.5 over 5k course, to earn Elite All-State honor … Placed 17th in Nike National Heartland Regional and finished 27th in Foot Locker Midwest Regional … In junior season, placed fourth (15:48.1) in Iowa State Championships to earn Elite All-State accolade, and finished 28th in Nike Nationals Heartland Regional … Fifth finisher among State 4A championship team as a freshman while as a sophomore placed fourth on team that finished third in State …
Produced career best times of 4:20.86 in 1,600 and 8:46.77 in 3,000 during a pair of victories in a shortened senior track season … Qualifier for New Balance National Indoor 5,000m … As a junior, finished fourth in 1,600 (4:25.94) and 3,200 (9:41.56) at 2019 Iowa HS State Championships … Placed fifth in 3,200 (9:30.18) and ninth in 1,600 (4:27.54) at Drake Relays … Bronze medalist in 3,200 (9:22.15) at Midwest Distance Classic, placed seventh in mile (4:24.19) at Festival of Miles … Lettered four years in cross country, three years in track and field, and competed in swimming … Two of his teammates, Matt Frazier and Matthew Carmody, compete at Notre Dame … Famous alumni of his school is Karissa Schweizer, a six-time NCAA champion who competed at Missouri and is now a member of the Bowerman Track Club … In club soccer, member of team that earned three State Cup Championships from 2014-16.
HS Best times: 4:25.94 (1600), 4:24.19 (Mile), 9:22.15 (3200). Indoor: 4:20.86 (1600), 4:30.32 (Mile), 8:46.77 (3000), 9:43.99 (3200). XC: 15:29.5 (5k), 16:31.4 (3 Mile)
Samuel Dean Hall was born February 2, 2002 in Des Moines, Iowa … Hometown is West Des Moines, Iowa … Son of Kent and Tisha Hall … Has three younger siblings, Maddy, Liv, and Ben … Majoring in Kinesiology … Career plans include medical school … Ambition is to become a doctor … Favorite athlete is Matthew Centrowitz … Person most admires are his parents and high school cross country coach … Loves to fish, listen to and play music, and compete in anything … Chose Arkansas for its historic program, team drive and beautiful location.