Athlete of the Week – Samantha Trejo

By Keegan Cook – Hesston College Sports Information Assistant

This past summer when many college students and athletes were working or resting, Samantha Trejo was running. In fact, Trejo ran nearly every day of the summer, putting up 28-35 miles a week.

Samantha Trejo; Photo by Larry Bartel, HC Marketing & Communications

Samantha Trejo is a freshman from Lyons, Kansas studying exercise science. Trejo is a vital part of the Larks cross country team. She brings fresh energy and a great work ethic.

“She brings a nice positive attitude that continues through all of our workouts,” said team captain Avery Pike.

As the season rolls on, Trejo hopes to break a 20-minute 5K. She is off to a great start as she finished first at Bethel College Invitational in Newton, Kansas with a time of 20.25.

Trejo has been the women’s lead runner in all but one meet. Her times continue to be in the low 20s at most of the meets with a chance to improve even more as the final three meets rapidly approach.

Trejo has been an example of how hard work and dedication pays off.

“This hard work is something that Sam continues to push herself [to accomplish] no matter what type of workout is given to her,” head coach Gerry Sieber said.

Samantha and the rest of the Larks Cross Country team will be on the course again on Friday at Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kansas).


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