#NationalSigningDay2022: Sam Metzner runs onto the track at Frostburg University
On February 2, Sam Metzner signed his National Letter of Intent to run track for Frostburg State University. The Bobcats are a NCAA Division II college track team, located in Frostburg Maryland. With only becoming a division II school in 2019, they competed in the Mountain East Conference and the East Coast Conference.
Metzner specializes in a couple of different events, including the 400 and 800 mile. He would also sometimes run the 4 x 200 relay. Over his high-school career, he achieved a 50-second split in the 4×400 relay at a county meet, was able to get an eye-opening time of sub two minutes in the 800, and is a four-time qualifier for regional and state meets.
Metzner received three major offers: Frostburg University, California University of Pennsylvania, and Saint Francis.
“Frostburg was the perfect choice. It was close in proximity and provided a nice drive from my house and to the campus. Another factor for my choice was that Frostburg is building a new indoor athletics facility,” said Metzner.
At Frostburg, though, he is undecided at the moment. He wants to get involved in psychology. His end goal of getting out of college is to enter a career where he is able to help others.
He is a great athlete and a friendly person to be around. Even the slowest runners will have Sam cheering them on”
— Coach Andres Wright
“I know that there are going to be people better than me, but as a junior I ran against people of equivalent skill or better than the average college athlete,” said Metzner.
He doesn’t think he would have gotten to this point without the support from his parents.
“My biggest supporters have definitely been my parents, Yemi and Arthur Metzner. Throughout my high-school career, my parents have always been there for my decisions,” said Metzner.
Being an only child, his parents are both super proud and sad about the next stage in Metzner’s life.
“It happened so quickly . . we are happy for his success, but we are really gonna miss him. He has always been fun, lovable, warm, caring, responsible, and does everything for his family. The house will definitely feel a empty without him,” said Mr. and Mrs. Metzner.
Men’s Track and Field at Frostburg has recently performed well for being a new Division II contender. Their coach, Shane Brookshire, is looking to make big moves with Metzner and other incoming freshmen.