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J-Mee Samuels (born May 20, 1987) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters. He participated for the United States at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, running in the 100 meters and 4 × 100 metres relay.

J-Mee Samuels
Personal information
Born (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 32)
ResidenceFayetteville, Arkansas
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight168 lb (76 kg)
College teamArkansas Razorbacks
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 10.03 (Nottwil 2010)
200m: 20.32 (Fayetteville 2008)

Samuels attended Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he became the National High School record holder for 100 meters in 10.08 seconds at the Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational, matching the American Junior Record set by 2004 Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin in 2001. He also ran a 200-meter dash time of 20.32, which was the sixth-fastest ever by a U.S. prep athlete. Samuels was named to USA Today's All-USA track team in 2005.[1] He was also Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 2005.[2]

He currently attends the University of Arkansas and has been a three-time All-American selection.

Samuels improved his 100 m personal record to 10.03 seconds in August 2010, finishing third at the Spitzenleichtathletik meet in Nottwil, Switzerland, behind Nesta Carter and Walter Dix.[3]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.63 Lexington, Kentucky March 1, 2009
100 meters 10.03 Luzern, Switzerland August 8, 2010
200 meters 20.32 Albuquerque, New México June 4, 2005


  1. ^ Shepard, Jack (July 25, 2005), "All-USA track team", USA Today
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  3. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-08-09). Blazing 100m in Nottwil - Carter edges Dix 9.86 to 9.88. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-09.

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Preceded by
Galen Rupp
Track & Field News High School Boys Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Walter Henning