Sami Corman

Class of 2018

Track: 22 individual top 3 finishes, 1 additional top 5 finish, 7 state championships, 2 team state championships (2015, 2016)

Cross Country: 4 top 3 finishes, 4 time All-State, 3 Kingco team titles, 1 State team championship (2016)

400m – 58.54 (#11 all time)

400m Split – 57.4 (#4 all time)

800m – 2:08.55 (#1 all time in IHS uniform)

1600m – 4:50.76 (#3 all time)

3200m – 10:41.24 (#2 all time)

#2 Issaquah Eagle all time at Sun Willows (18:14.1)

Member of school record holding 1600m relay team

Member of school record holding 3200m relay team

Team Captain 2015

We are so excited to honor Sami Corman as a one of our 2023 hall of fame inductees. Sami’s success on the grass, the track, and in the classroom exemplify what it means to be a hall of famer. Simply put, Sami Corman is one of the most versatile distance runners to ever come through Issaquah High School. 


            In cross country, Sami began contributing to team success right off the bat. During her freshman year she finished 6th at the Kingco championships and 13th at the 4A state meet—Issaquah’s second scoring runner—the team finished 2nd at state that year. Her success on the grass did not stop there, as each year she finished on the podium (13th, 6th, 14th, and 9th), and contributing to her teams finishing 2nd her freshman year, 4th her sophomore year, winning the state title her junior year, and 3rd her senior year. She also was a four-time qualifier for Border Clash, finishing in the top-50 each year, with her best individual finish coming her sophomore year at 26th. Sami’s senior year was capped off with her team finishing 4th at the Nike Cross Regional championships (22nd individually, second team all-region), narrowly missing the team national championship berth. 

            On the track, Sami showed her range from the 400m to the 3200m, completing her career as one of the most decorated runners in school history. She started her career off with a bang, finishing 1st in the 1600m, and as a member of the 4x400m at the 4A state meet, also finishing 2nd in the 800m. The team also saw success, as she contributed 28 of the 59 points scored to win the team title over Lewis and Clark. She continued her success running to a 1st place finish in the 800m as a sophomore, also contributing to the 4x400m another state title, and finishing 2nd in the 1600m. During this year, she was also a contributing member of the team state title, where she scored 28 of the 74 tallied points over Tahoma’s 61 points. Her junior year saw her finish 4th in the 800m and 6th in the 1600m at the state meet and a 3rdplace finish in the 4x400m. Her senior year was capped off by finishing 1st in the 800m, 1st in the 1600m, and 1st in the 4x400m. She went on that year to also run at the Brooks PR Invitational, where she placed 4th against a national caliber field. By the end of her career, she had tallied 4 individual Kingco championships, 4 relay Kingco championships, 4 individual state titles, 3 relay state titles, and was a member of 2 team titles.

Sami continued her running career at Georgetown University in Washington DC, where she won the USATF U20 Championships in the 1500m, was a 6-time Big East champion, raced 4 times at the NCAA cross country championships having finished a career best 44th place, and has qualified for the NCAA track and field championships in the 1500m. 

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