Sam Blazes
Sam Blazes
Height: 6-2
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Sidwell Friends
Event: Distance

Coach's Comments: "A talented runner in his own right, Sam joins his high school rival Gianmarco in a Caltech uniform.  He will have the opportunity to make a huge impact for us."


Track & Field


  • 1500m: 4:31.09 at SCIAC Multi-Dual #2 (vs. CMS, UR at Redlands)
  • 3000m: 9:51.19 at Rossi Relays
  • 5000m: 16:05.78 at Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic
  • 3000m steeplechase: 10:18.14 at SCIAC Championships

Cross Country

  • 4th on team at NCAA West Regionals (28:43.60)
  • 4th on team at SCIAC Championships (28:14.84)
  • 7th on team at Redlands Invite (20:58)
  • 6th on team at Biola Invitational (27:11.25)
  • 7th on team at SCIAC Multi-Duals (27:43.44)

Research and STEM activities
Volunteered at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center 3D Medical Applications Center...Summer Software Engineering intern at FoundationDB and APX-Labs.

Prior to Caltech
D.C.-State honoree...Two-time All-Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference honoree...Qualified for state championships twice...Earned eight Varsity letters.

Born in Bethesda, Md....Son of Marian and David...Has one younger brother and one younger sister.