Samantha Humphries Legacy: Injury Concludes Epic HS Career

As district champion, Samantha Humphries earned the right to compete at last week's UIL 5-6 Area Championship in the 1600m and 3200m; however, she did not line up for either event.

Due to injury, Humphries was only able to spectate and cheer her Flower Mound teammates from the stands.

Inevitably, that quashed her opportunity to qualify for the regional championships and subsequently removed her ability of advancing to the UIL 6A state meet.

Samantha Humphries' Accomplishments

Over her career, Humphries helped lead the Lady Jaguars the 2022 UIL 6A track and field state title and a third place finish at the 2023 state meet. In her time, Flower Mound has also won four consecutive cross country state championships.

The realization that the University of Oregon signee will not be competing through the remainder of the postseason means one of the best Texas high school girls distance runners of all-time is finished. 

Humphries ranks No. 7 all-time on the Texas girls 800m list with her 2:06.59 from last month, ranks No. 4 on the 1600m/one-mile list with her 4:39.11 indoor mile, and thanks to a 10:02.95, she ranked No. 8 on the 3200m/two-mile all-time list.

In Flower Mound's epic 2022 UIL 6A track state title, Humphries won the 800m and was runner-up to teammate Natalie Cook in both the 1600m and 3200m races.

Last year, despite finishing with the exact same time, she finished runner-up to her sister Nicole Humphries at the UIL 6A cross country state title; she then added runner-up finishes at the state track meet in the 1600m and 3200m events.

Humphries was already set to run her last UIL race with Flower Mound in May, but it came to an end almost a month earlier. One thing is evident, her career is one of the best we've ever seen.