Track & Field

 Danielle Sampley
Danielle Sampley


Maryville, Tenn.

High School:
William Blount

Combined Events/Hurdles


Kentucky Wins Multiple Events to Wrap up Castillo Invitational

Saunders Sets New School Freshman Long Jump Record


UK Track & Field Opens Outdoor Facility In Style

Wildcats Win All But One Event Entered at Inaugural Heart of the Bluegrass Classic


UK Track & Field To Host Inaugural Outdoor Meet

Wildcats Will Celebrate Senior Day on Saturday during Heart of Bluegrass Classic


UK Track & Field "Commonwealth" Teams Win Border Battle

Wildcats Team up With Louisville to Defeat IU and Notre Dame


Famurewa's UK Freshman Record Highlights T&F Weekend

Multiple Wildcats Win Events on Saturday

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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