Sammie Ivory

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Antonio, Texas

    High School:
    James Madison High School

    Last College:
    South Plains College

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    12/30/1986

    Experience:
    1L

    Sammie Ivory

    JUNIOR (2009)
    Indoor: Ran a season-best 1:58.40 in the 800m at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational ... Finished in eighth place at the C-USA Championships with a time of 2:00.89. Outdoor: Began the season with an eighth-place finish in the 800m race at the TSU Relays with a time of 1:58.21 ... Placed 10th at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic with at time of 1:57.89 ... Ran a season-best 1:55.92 at the LSU Alumni Gold meet to finish in fourth place ... Finish 12th at the C-USA Championships with a mark of 1:57.68.

    PRIOR TO HOUSTON
    Ran track at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas ... Helped lead team to an NJCAA National Championship under head coach Chris Beene in 2007.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Competed at James Madison High School for head coach Keith Randle ... Is a city and school record holder in the 4X400 relay ... National champion in the 600m, 4X800 and 4X400 ... All-District wide receiver on the football team.

    PERSONAL

    Born on Dec. 30, 1986 in San Antonio, Texas ... Son of Renea and Sammie Ivory ... Chose the University of Houston because of the track program ... Also recruited by Jackson State, Texas Tech, Texas State, North Texas and UTA ... Enjoys drawing and working out ... Nickname is Poppa Wayne.

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