Sam Zenner- South Dakota State

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There will be another Zenner at South Dakota State. Sam is Zach's little brother and will be a freshman this fall. Sam is 6’0â€￾ 195lbs and a really good athlete like his brother. He won the Minnesota state track meet with a time of 10.55 in the 100M. You would think one of the big schools would have learned their lesson missing on Zach, but that would make too much sense. Hopefully Sam follows in big brothers footsteps and runs wild at SDSU.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1407842/sam-zenner
 

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Glad to see another white player getting a chance.

It will be interesting to see how Zenner does.
 

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Dolphin15 said:
There will be another Zenner at South Dakota State. Sam is Zach's little brother and will be a freshman this fall. Sam is 6’0â€￾ 195lbs and a really good athlete like his brother. He won the Minnesota state track meet with a time of 10.55 in the 100M. You would think one of the big schools would have learned their lesson missing on Zach, but that would make too much sense. Hopefully Sam follows in big brothers footsteps and runs wild at SDSU.

please note the emphasized portion above ... Sam Zenner actually ran that 10.55 in the Sectional Final (with a strong tailwind pushing him), but he did make it to the State Meet as the fastest qualifier.

at the AA (big schools) State Championships, Sam ran a 10.83 (into a -1.8 headwind) in the prelims for the fastest time, and then he followed it up with a 10.84 despite an even STRONGER headwind (-2.7) to win the State Title.

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the gold medal in the 100-meters was just the beginning. Sam went on to win THREE gold medals, setting two records along the way in his first-and-only State Championship Meet.

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you see, he was also part of a state-record-setting 4x200 (1:26.91) AND 4x100 (41.52) relay teams. in the 4x100, his team was trailing when he got the baton on the anchor leg ... and he sucked the opposition down for a storyteller type happy ending.

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the state-record-setting overachieving, blue-collar, hard hat quartet

it was Sam's first-and-ONLY year to run track.

the supposed "reason" that Zenner didn't get recruited by big-time schools was that he lacked speed. for example, it was reported that he wasn't "as fast as his brother" and that his impressive on-field performance was due to "heart and toughness." well, perhaps the title as Fastest Man in Minnesota should give lie to that ridiculous claim. he is also a terrific sprinter in the pool, as one of the top five swimmers in the state over 100- and 200-meters, showcasing his overall athleticism.

but since when do facts matter to the Caste System?
 

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please note the emphasized portion above ... Sam Zenner actually ran that 10.55 in the Sectional Final (with a strong tailwind pushing him), but he did make it to the State Meet as the fastest qualifier.

at the AA (big schools) State Championships, Sam ran a 10.83 (into a -1.8 headwind) in the prelims for the fastest time, and then he followed it up with a 10.84 despite an even STRONGER headwind (-2.7) to win the State Title.

sam%20zenner%20champion%202_zpsqixkri7a.jpg


the gold medal in the 100-meters was just the beginning. Sam went on to win THREE gold medals, setting two records along the way in his first-and-only State Championship Meet.

sam%20zenner%20champion_zpsuxcbhov0.jpg


you see, he was also part of a state-record-setting 4x200 (1:26.91) AND 4x100 (41.52) relay teams. in the 4x100, his team was trailing when he got the baton on the anchor leg ... and he sucked the opposition down for a storyteller type happy ending.

4x100%20state%20record_zpsdlievswb.jpg

the state-record-setting overachieving, blue-collar, hard hat quartet

it was Sam's first-and-ONLY year to run track.

the supposed "reason" that Zenner didn't get recruited by big-time schools was that he lacked speed. for example, it was reported that he wasn't "as fast as his brother" and that his impressive on-field performance was due to "heart and toughness." well, perhaps the title as Fastest Man in Minnesota should give lie to that ridiculous claim. he is also a terrific sprinter in the pool, as one of the top five swimmers in the state over 100- and 200-meters, showcasing his overall athleticism.

but since when do facts matter to the Caste System?

JC, thanks for that good insight into the very impressive athletism of Sam Zenner.
 

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I know Sam red shirted his freshman year, but I can't seem to find any article about him.....One article about Zach hinted that maybe he only doing track, and not football......SDSU has had Brady Mangerelli, but we were hoping they'd have another bell cow for 3-4 years........
 

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I know Sam red shirted his freshman year, but I can't seem to find any article about him.....One article about Zach hinted that maybe he only doing track, and not football......SDSU has had Brady Mangerelli, but we were hoping they'd have another bell cow for 3-4 years........


I have read articles about Sam quitting football.....After rehabbing an injury, he said he didn't miss football and only persued track from then on......
 
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