Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Samantha Nadel of Glen Head competed in the 6K Junior Women’s Race at the 40 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland this spring. In her first international competition, she came in 44 out of 86 participants, with a time of 20:30.
The USA team finished sixth out of 15 teams. She and her teammates qualified to represent the USA in February at the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships. Nadel just completed her freshman year at Georgetown University, where she runs on the cross country and track teams. This spring, she was also inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Nadel is a graduate of North Shore High School, where she led the cross country team to two state titles. Her love for running began with the Glen Cove St. Pat’s CYO running program.