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Team USAPara Track and Field

Samantha Heyison

World Championships 2023 (2 bronze)

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2023 Parapan American Games - Para Track and Field

November 17, 2023 - November 26, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

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Paris 2023 Para Athletics World Championships

July 8 - 17, 2023 | Paris, France

Athlete Bio

sam heyison




Aug 5, 2005


Adamstown, MD


Wake Forest University

Born with constricted band syndrome... Starting with soccer, was active in sports throughout childhood... Also played softball and basketball, but eventually chose track and field... Her coach suggested she give Para track and field a try, and Heyison was classified and participated in her first development camp in 2021... A three-time high school state champion... Competes for Wake Forest University at the NCAA Division I level... Mother Tanya played volleyball at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County and father Marc was a 9th-round draft pick for the Baltimore Orioles... Outside of track and field, Heyison enjoys singing and playing guitar, as well as baking and spending time with friends and her dog and cat...

  • 2023 Maryland 4A State Discus & Shot Put Champion
  • 2022 Maryland 4A State Discus Champion
  • Two-time U.S. Paralympics Track & Field High School Athlete of The Year
  • Most Recent - 2023 (BRONZE – shot put throw, discus throw)
  • Years of Participation: 2023
  • Medals: 2 (2 bronze)
  • Bronze: 2023 (shot put throw, discus throw)
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