Track & Field
Danielle Sampley - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school William Blount

Collegiate Bests
60H: 8.35 | 100M: 11.59 | 100H: 13.54 | 200M: 23.85 | TJ: 9.86M | LJ: 6.2M | Pentathlon: 3704 | Heptathlon: 5377

2008 USA World Junior Team Member
2008 NCAA Outdoor Semifinalist – Heptathlon
2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist – 4x100m Relay, 100m Hurdles, Long Jump
All-SEC Second Team and Freshman Team – Heptathlon
2008 SEC Freshman Honor Roll
Varsity Record Holder – Indoor 4x400m Relay
UK Freshman Record Holder – Outdoor 200m Dash
UK Freshman Record Holder – Outdoor Long Jump
UK Freshman Record Holder – Outdoor Heptathlon
UK Freshman Record Holder – Indoor 60m Hurdles
UK Freshman Record Holder – Indoor Pentathlon

2012 (Senior)
Outdoor – Competed at 100 and 200 meters as well as in the 100-meter hurdles … 100M season-best time 11.99 and 100H best 14.07 came at Heart of the Bluegrass Classic … 200M season-best 24.46 came at Kentuckiana Border Battle.

Indoor – Competed in Pentathlon early in the season at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet … 60-meter hurdles time 8.93 came at the Tyson Invitational.

2008 (Freshman)

Outdoor – Broke two UK varsity records and five Wildcat freshman standards in rookie season … Finished fourth overall in the heptathlon at the USATF Junior Championships … Placed 21st overall at the NCAA Championships as the second-ranked freshman in the nation totaling 5266 points … Ran personal best 800m time in 2:21.51 during NCAA heptathlon competition, also posted best marks in javelin and shot put … Invited to Nationals via a provisional mark set in the heptathlon which is not conducted at regional meets … At the SEC Championships, earned All-SEC honors and set new varsity and freshman records in the heptathlon after totaling 5377 points … Set Kentucky freshman standard in 200m dash at SECs crossing finish at 23.85 … At Jesse Owens Classic, posted 100m hurdles time of 13.54 for fourth-best all time at UK … Honored as SEC Athlete of The Week after setting three UK records and earning three NCAA qualifying marks at the Sea Ray Relays … Broke the UK freshman long jump record while competing in the heptathlon with personal-best jump of 20-05.00 that ranks fourth all-time at Kentucky; earning a regional-qualifying mark.

Indoor – At Iowa State qualifier, anchored varsity record-setting team that tied the 1996 mark of 3:38.08 … Broke UK freshman record in the pentathlon with 3704 points at the conference championship meet … Set a personal best distance with a leap of 19-9 that ranks sixth all-time at UK … At home in the McCravy meet, shattered the freshman record in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.35.

High School
2007 Tennessee state champion in the 100 hurdles and the pentathlon … 2007 AAU Junior Olympics 100-meter hurdles silver medalist … Finished as runner-up last year at the state meet in both the 100-meter dash and long jump, as well as a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash … Hold school records in 100 and 200 meters, 100 hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pentathlon … 2004 Tennessee Track Woman of the Year … Coached by Chris Frary … Also lettered three years in basketball in which she earned All-District honors her last
two years… Also was member of volleyball and received rookie of the year and step team sophomore year and football athletic trainer senior year … Honor Roll student all four years of high school … Part of Who’s Who Among American High School Students … Member of FCA, Mu Alpha Theta, HOSA, and French Honor Society.

Full name is Erin Danielle Sampley… Born January 6, 1989 in Maryville, Tenn. … Parents are Richard Payne and Mashell Payne … Has one sister, Bethany (11) … Major is exercise science.

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