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Creese Advances in NCAA 1500 Meters Jun 7, 2013

Sophomore Robby Creese (Mount Airy, Md.) advanced to the men's 1500-meter final, highlighting a full day of action for the Nittany Lions at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Thursday at Historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon." />                              

Olympic scholar to give the Lucas Memorial Lecture | Penn State University John Lucas memorial lecture Mar 21, 2013

John Apostal Lucas, one of the world’s foremost Olympic historians and longtime Penn State professor, died on November 9, 2012. Barney, a prominent and renowned Olympic historian, who recently completed a “Historiography of America in the Olympic Games,” was an academic colleague of Lucas for more than 40 years. In his lecture honoring Lucas's memory and Olympic legacy, Barney will present a theme that was dear to John’s heart—the genesis of the Olympic Games’ supreme ceremonial rite. (via news.psu.edu)

Creese Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week Feb 12, 2013

Thanks to a school-record and personal-best effort in the mile, sophomore Robby Creese (Mount Airy, Md.) has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week. Creese zipped to a sizzling 3:57.11 for the mile at the Husky Classic at the University of Washington last weekend. His performance is currently the second fastest in the NCAA this year. (via www.gopsusports.com)

Plenty of action this holiday weekend! Stephen Lee Jan 18, 2013

01/18 Maroon and Gold Invitational Kutztown University Kutztown, PA 01/18 Washington County Championship   Hagerstown, Md 01/18 - 01/19 Yale Track Classic R New Haven, CT 01/19 Great Dane Classic University at Albany New York, NY 01/19 Kevin Dare High School Invitational Penn State University State College, PA 01/19 Navy v Temple US Naval Academy Annapolis, MD 01/19 University of Maryland Terrapin Invitational   Landover, MD  

Nittany Lions Claim 18-Event Titles at PSU Relays Todd Grasley Jan 6, 2013

Bolstered by 18 victories on the afternoon, the Nittany Lion track and field squads got the 2013 off to a stellar start, Saturday at the Penn State Relays at Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Among the list of top-notch performances were school-record efforts in both the men's and women's 4x200-meter relay, along with meet-record setting showings by senior Jane Swenson (Brandon, S.D.) in the women's shot, and freshman Victoria Gerlach (Perkasie, Pa.) in the women's mile. (via www.gopsusports.com)

Greater Louisville Classic College Preview Press Release Sep 26, 2012

Louisville, KY- The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host 115 colleges and universities from 24 states in the 11th Annual Greater Louisville Classic (GLC), which for the first time in the 11 year history should be the largest college meet contested in the United States in 2012.

Creese, Simko Earn Big Ten Cross Country Honors Sep 8, 2012

Following victories at the Dolan Duals at Lock Haven last weekend, redshirt-freshman Robby Creese (Mount Airy, Md.) and junior Rebekka Simko (Mentor, Ohio) have been named Big Ten Cross Country Athletes of the Week. (via www.gopsusports.com)

Penn State's Sanctions Are Disingenuous Aug 14, 2012

Without debating the sanctions themselves or the grievous mistakes leading to them, from a strictly athletic viewpoint, I believe the penalties assessed against Penn State missed the mark. (via The Huffington Post)

Creese Voted Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year Mar 6, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.: Freshman sensation Robby Creese (Mount Airy, Md.) has been named Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year, announced by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. (via www.gopsusports.com)

SI.com - Faces in the Crowd - Robby Creese Feb 7, 2012

  Creese, a freshman at Penn State, ran a 2:19.53 in the 1,000 meters at the Nittany Lions Challenge--in his first individual collegiate appearance--to set American Junior and NCAA records. As a senior at Glenelg High, he won state titles in the indoor 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters and in the outdoor 3,200. Creese also finished sixth in the mile at the Penn Relays last year and 11th at indoor nationals. Full Story on sportsillustrated.cnn.com...

Indoor track: Creese making mark at Penn State Jan 25, 2012

Robby Creese seems to be adjusting to college just fine. The former standout at Glenelg, where he won Player of the Year honors in cross county, indoor and outdoor track, was once again turning heads two weeks ago as a member of Penn State University's indoor track squad. (via baltimoresun.com)

Track and Field Adds 29 to 2011-12 Roster Jul 26, 2011

Director and Head Coach of Penn State Track and Field/Cross Country Beth Alford-Sullivan and Nittany Lion coaching staff have announced the addition of 29 athletes on the 2011-12 roster. Both the Penn State men's and women's squads recently capped off outstanding 2010-11 campaigns, highlighted by runner-up finishes by the women's team at both the Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

Alford-Sullivan to Lead U.S. Team at Pan-Am Juniors Jul 6, 2011

Director and Head Coach of Nittany Lion Track and Field/Cross Country Beth Alford-Sullivan will represent the United States this summer, after being named Head Women's Coach for the Pan-American Junior Championships in Miramar, Fla., later this month.

Loxsom to Represent U.S. at World University Games Jul 5, 2011

Following a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, and a sixth-place showing at the USATF Championships, rising junior Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) has been selected to represent the United States at the World University Games, set for August 12-23, in Shenzhen, China. Loxsom has been on a tear over the last month, setting a new school record at 800-meters at the Harry Jerome Classic in Vancouver last weekend.

Middle Distance Races Roll at Harry Jerome Jul 5, 2011

Sizzling middle-distance races highlighted the results at the annual Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic, Friday at Swangard Stadium, including personal-best efforts from Nittany Lion standouts Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), and Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.).

McQuillen, Junior Athletes Impress at USATF Championships Jun 27, 2011

Rising sophomores Emily Giannotti (Coudersport, Pa.) and Laura Loht (McClure, Pa.) notched top four finishes in the junior women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, and junior women's javelin throw, respectively, highlighting the Nittany Lion effort at the USATF Outdoor Championships, Saturday at Historic Hayward Field.

Nittany Lions Close Out 2011 USATF Outdoor Championships Jun 27, 2011

Bolstered by outstanding finishes from Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) and Samuel Borchers (Yellow Springs, Ohio) in the 800-meters, and Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) and Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.) in the shot put, the Nittany Lion track and field squads closed out four stellar days of competition, Sunday at the USATF Outdoor Championships at Historic Hayward Field.

Loxsom, Borchers Through to USATF Final Jun 25, 2011

Sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) and senior Samuel Borchers (Yellow Springs, Ohio) continue to impress at the USATF Outdoor Championships, both successfully advancing through the semi-final round of the men's 800-meters, Friday at Historic Hayward Field.

4x400 Takes Fourth at NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 11, 2011

Iowa: June 11, 2011 - For the fourth time in as many years, the Nittany Lion women's 4x400-meter relay posted a top four effort at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, turning in a fourth-place standing, Saturday at Drake Stadium. The quartet of Doris Anyanwu (Beltsville, Md.), Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.), Ije Iheoma (Holland, Pa.), and Megan Duncan (North Huntingdon, Pa.) earned All-America status in the finish, thanks to a season-best run of 3:30.35. On the men's side, the Penn State contingent combined to score the highest finish in the team standings since 1993, tying for 20th-place overall with 11 points.

Kovacs, Loxsom Score Podium Finishes Jun 11, 2011

Redshirt-junior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.), and sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) captured All-America finishes, via a third-place finish in the shot put, and a fourth-place standing in the 800-meters, Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.

Ups and Downs on Day Two of NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 10, 2011

In a rollercoaster of an afternoon, including inclement weather, and several weather-related delays, the Nittany Lions women's 4x400-meter relay advanced through the semi-final round to Saturday's final, highlighting the Penn State effort, Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.

Loxsom Named Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year Jun 9, 2011

For the second-straight outdoor season, sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) has been named United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Assocation (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year. Loxsom, who won his second-consecutive Big Ten outdoor title at 800-meters last month, continues to impress this outdoor season, having advanced through the semi-final round of the 800, Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Loxsom Advances to 800-Meter Final Jun 8, 2011

Sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) go the Nittany Lions' NCAA Outdoor Championship run off on the right foot, qualifying through to the 800-meter final, Wednesday at Drake Stadium.

Track and Field Travels 15 to NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 7, 2011

With eight NCAA All-Americans on its travel squad, the Nittany Lion track and field team will head into the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Drake University this week, looking to fire on all cylinders and bring home outstanding finishes, both individually and in the team standings. The Nittany Lions' 15-athlete contingent will feature a bevy of seasoned veterans on the national stage, including seniors Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.), Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.), and Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.), and redshirt-junior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.), all of whom have NCAA bronze-medal finishes on their resume.

Seven Nittany Lions Advance to NCAA Outdoor Championships May 27, 2011

Senior Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.) and freshman Laura Loht (McClure, Pa.) both earned bids to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the javelin, while junior Ije Iheoma (Holland, Pa.) advanced in the 400-meters, Friday at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round at Bill Hayes Track, on the campus of Indiana University. Several Nittany Lions will look to build on their teammates' momentum and punch their tickets to Des Moines, as action in Bloomington continues throughout the evening.

Kovacs, Eaton Earn NCAA Berths at Eastern Preliminary Round May 26, 2011

Redshirt-junior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) and senior Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.) will both advance to the NCAA Championships next month, via outstanding efforts in shot put, Thursday at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round at the University of Indiana.

Track and Field to Send 34 to NCAA First Round May 19, 2011

Following the NCAA's announcement of accepted entries, a total of 34 Nittany Lion track and field standouts will make the trip to the Bloomington, Ind., next week for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, scheduled for May 26-28 at Indiana University. The Nittany Lions will be represented by 19 athletes in 15 events on the women's side, while the Penn State men's contingent will have 15 athletes covering nine different disciplines. The top 12 finishers in each event will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, next month.

Eaton, Loxsom, and Duncan Crowned Big Ten Champions May 15, 2011

Bolstered by gold-medal performances by sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) and seniors Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.), and Megan Duncan (North Huntingdon, Pa.), the Nittany Lion track and field squads enjoyed outstanding results on the final day of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, Sunday at Cretzmeyer Track at the University of Iowa.

McQuillen Scores Big Ten Javelin Victory May 15, 2011

Headlining an impressive showing by the entire Nittany Lion track and field squad, senior Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.) turned in a gold-medal effort in the women's javelin, Saturday at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Cretzmeyer Track.

Millhouse Captures Big Ten 10,000-Meter Title May 14, 2011

Iowa: May 13, 2011 - Junior Kara Millhouse (Boiling Springs, Ohio) unleashed a blistering kick down the homestretch, capturing gold-medal honors in the 10,000-meters to highlight the Nittany Lions' day-one efforts, Friday at the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cretzmeyer Track on the campus of the University of Iowa. Thanks to Millhouse's winning performance, the Nittany Lion women's squad ranks fourth in the team standings with three of 21 events in the books. Also performing well were junior Anya Uzoh (Laurel, Md.), who stands fourth after five decathlon events, and Brittney Howell (Wyncote, Pa.), who ranks seventh in the women's heptathlon with four events completed.

Nittany Lions Head Into Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 12, 2011

Bolstered by six athletes with conference-leading performances, along with a trio of returning individual championships, the Nittany Lion men's and women's track and field teams will look to make a statement in the conference ranks, this weekend at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships at the University of Iowa. Both Penn State squads will vie to make a splash in the team standings, as the men's team stands 19th in the latest USTFCCCA rankings - the highest of any Big Ten men's team - and the women enter the competition as the there-time defending outdoor champions.

Reilly Named Big Ten Co-Field Athlete of the Week May 11, 2011

For the first time in his young career, sophomore Sean Reilly (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) has been named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, via a personal-best performance in the high jump at last weekend's Jim Thorpe Open at Nittany Lion Track. Reilly joins a quartet of Nittany Lions who have earned conference accolades on the season, including middle-distance stars Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), and Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.), and throws standouts Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.), and Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.).

Nittany Lions Close Home Slate at Jim Thorpe May 7, 2011

Highlighted by nearly 20 events victories, the Nittany Lion track and field squads enjoyed outstanding success on Saturday, hosting the Jim Thorpe Open at Nittany Lion Track. Leading a host of notable performances was sophomore Sean Reilly (Lagrangeville, N.Y.), who cleared a career-best 7-0.25 (2.14) to win the men's high jump.

Jim Thorpe Open - Final Schedule May 6, 2011

Just under a week out from the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, the Nittany Lion track and field teams will host their one and only home competition of the season, this Saturday at the Jim Thorpe Open at Nittany Lion Track.

Outstanding 4x800-Meter Relays Highlight Final Day at Penn Relays May 1, 2011

The Nittany Lion men's 4x800-meter relay placed second in the Championship of America section, while the women's squad posted a school record in the event, Saturday at the final day of the 117th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field. Junior Hanif Johnson (Harrisburg, Pa.) paced the Penn State efforts in the field events, recording an individual victory in the "Eastern" section of the triple jump.

Men's Sprint Medley Wins Penn Relays Title Apr 29, 2011

Redshirt freshman Aaron Nadolsky (Altoona, Pa.), freshman Brady Gehret (Altoona, Pa.), sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.), and senior Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) combined to win the Nittany Lions' first men's Penn Relays title since 1987, posting a nail-biting victory over sprint stalwarts Florida, and Texas A&M in the sprint medley relay, Friday at Franklin Field.

McQuillen, Swenson Record Wins at Penn Relays Apr 29, 2011

Bolstered by event wins by both senior Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.) and junior Jane Swenson (Brandon, S.D.), the Nittany Lion track and field squad enjoyed a successful opening day at the historic Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field.

Uzoh Second, Howell Third at Penn Relays Apr 28, 2011

Junior Anya Uzoh (Laurel, Md.) scored a career-best 7045 points to earn runner-up honors in the men's decathlon, Wednesday, at the Penn Relays Multi-Events at Franklin Field.

Loxsom Nets Big Ten Athlete of the Week Honors Apr 27, 2011

Picking up some steam going into the Penn Relays this weekend, sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week. Loxsom posted one of the nation's top 800-meter times in the country at last weekend's Jesse Owens Classic.

Nittany Lions Set To Go Full Steam Ahead Into Penn Relays Apr 27, 2011

In one of the most highly anticipated competitions of the outdoor season, the Nittany Lion track and field squads will be ready to fire on all cylinders, this weekend at the 117th running of the historic Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

Loxsom Headlines Eight Nittany Lion Victories at Jesse Owens Apr 25, 2011

Sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) clocked a lifetime-best and conference-leading performance to win the 800-meters, highlighting a total of seven Nittany Lion victories, Sunday at the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State University.

Millhouse, Bower Win Events at Jesse Owens Classic Apr 24, 2011

Junior Kara Millhouse (Boiling Springs, Pa.) and sophomore Natalie Bower (Pleasant Unity, Pa.) picked up individual titles in their respective events, leading the Nittany Lion efforts on day one of the Jesse Owens Classic, Saturday on the campus of Ohio State University.

Track and Field Travels to Columbus for Jesse Owens Classic Apr 22, 2011

With several weekends of high-caliber competition under their belts, the Nittany Lion track and field squads will continue their charge towards the championship season, this weekend, at the Jesse Owens Classic, at Ohio State University. The trip will mark the Nittany Lions' first trip into Big Ten territory of the outdoor season, prior to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, which are set for May 13-15, in Iowa City, Iowa. The competition is set to include conference rivals Ohio State, Michigan State, and Purdue, as well as West Virginia, Akron, and Kent State.

Kovacs Named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Apr 20, 2011

Redshirt-junior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) has been named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, following an outstanding weekend at the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn University, which included a pair of personal records, as well as a season best in the throwing events. The All-American impressed against stellar competition, turning in a trio of top four finishes by taking third place in both the shot put and hammer throw, and adding a fourth-place standing in the discus.

Sprints, Field Events Headline Results at Auburn Apr 17, 2011

Speedy sprint performances, and a slew of outstanding marks in the field events, highlighted the Nittany Lion track and field team's efforts, Saturday at the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn University. Among the notable efforts were redshirt- junior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.), who led the Nittany Lions in the throws, as well as freshman standout Brady Gehret (Altoona, Pa.) in the sprints, and junior Jocelyn Witmer (Lancaster, Pa.), who scored a victory in the women's pole vault.

Distances Highlight Success at Mt. SAC, Auburn Apr 16, 2011

April 16, 2011 - Successful efforts in the distance races highlighted day one of a full weekend of action for the Nittany Lion track and field squads, Friday at the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn University, and the Mt. SAC Relays, at Mount San Antonio College. Among the performances was a second-place effort from freshman Bekka Simko (Mentor, Ohio) in the women's 1500-meters at Auburn, as well as an outstanding finish from junior Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.) in the same event on the West Coast. Senior Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.) and freshman Laura Loht (McClure, Pa.) fared well in the field events, placing first and third, respectively, in the women's javelin throw at Auburn.

Track and Field Off To Auburn, Mt. SAC Apr 14, 2011

The Nittany Lion track and field squads will split its efforts this weekend, sending contingents to both the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn University, and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

Foster to Compete at Australian Championships Apr 12, 2011

Senior Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) will vie for a spot at this summer's World University Games and IAAF World Championships, competing at the Australian Open & AWD Championships, to be held at Olympic Park in Melbourne, Australia, from April 15-17.

Track and Field's Babcock Wins 2010 McCoy Award Apr 4, 2011

2010 Penn State graduate and track and field standout Jessica Babcock has been named the 2010 women's recipient of the Ernest B. McCoy Award, which annually recognizes a senior man and woman who have successful athletic participation with academic excellence.

Johnson, 4x400 Cap Florida Relays Effort Apr 3, 2011

Thanks to stellar efforts from Aaron Nadolsky, Casimir Loxsom, Brady Gehret and Lionel Williams, the Nittany Lion men's 4x400-meter relay squad clocked a new Penn State record, capping off a solid two days of results, Saturday at the Pepsi Florida Relays at Percy Beard Track.

Nittany Lions Shines on Day One at Florida Relays Apr 2, 2011

Highlighted by nationally elite performances from Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) and Brady Gehret (Altoona, Pa.) the Nittany Lion track and field teams have closed the books on day one of competition at the Pepsi Florida Relays, Friday at Percy Beard Track on the campus of the University of Florida. Senior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) was also outstanding, turning in personal bests in both the discus and hammer throws, claiming spots on the all-time Nittany Lion top 10 list in both events. Action in Gainesville continues on Saturday.

Track and Field Heads South for Florida Relays Mar 30, 2011

Following outstanding performances from a quintet of distance runners at last weekend's Stanford Invitational, the rest of the Nittany Lion track and field squads will get the chance to kick off their outdoor seasons this weekend, at the Pepsi Florida Relays on the campus of the University of Florida. Including many of the top collegiate athletes from around the country, along with some of the world's most outstanding professionals, this year's Florida Relays looks to produce some of the top marks in the country this season.

Millhouse Sets School Record; Nittany Lions Excel at Stanford Mar 26, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif.: March 25, 2011 - Junior Kara Millhouse (Boiling Springs, Pa.) bettered the Penn State 10,000-meter record by nearly 30 seconds while the Nittany Lion track and field contingent posted a bevy of outstanding performances, Friday at the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University. Millhouse's performance was the highlight of a slew of season bests, including stellar efforts from sophomore Natalie Bower (Pleasant Unity, Pa.) and junior Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.).

Quintet of Nittany Lions to Open Outdoor Season Friday Mar 24, 2011

A quintet of Nittany Lions will kick off the outdoor track and field season this weekend, competing at the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, and Cobb Track and Angell Field. The Nittany Lions will travel longer distance standouts Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.), Kara Millhouse (Boiling Springs, Pa.), Brooklyne Ridder (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Natalie Bower (Pleasant Unity, Pa.) for a competition that has historically yielded some of the fastest times of the entire outdoor season in the distance races in near perfect racing conditions.

Gehret, Foster Earn Bronze Medals at NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 13, 2011

Thanks to third-place finishes from senior Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) and freshman Brady Gehret (Altoona, Pa.), as well as a fifth-place showing by the men's 4x400-meter relay - including team members Aaron Nadolsky (Altoona, Pa.), Lionel Williams (Staten Island, N.Y.), Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) and Gehret - the Nittany Lion men's track and field team tied for 11th-place in the team standings, Saturday, at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.

Gehret, Foster Through To Finals at NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 11, 2011

Senior Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) and freshman Brady Gehret (Altoona, Pa.) are still in the hunt for a national title, qualifying for the final round of the respective events, Friday at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Nittany Lions Send Strong Contingent to College Station Mar 9, 2011

Just two weeks removed from the Big Ten Indoor Championships, the Nittany Lion track and field team will look to fire on all cylinders once again this weekend, traveling to the NCAA Indoor Championships at McFerrin Indoor Facility on the campus of Texas A&M University. A talented squad across all event areas, the Nittany Lions will send a contingent of eight men, and six women, with many athletes poised for All-America finishes. The Nittany Lions boast a trio of 2010 NCAA bronze medalists, ready to compete again in 2011, including senior shot putter Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.), senior middle distance standout Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), and senior sprint sensation Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.).

Foster, Kovacs, and Johnson Honored by USTFCCCA Mar 7, 2011

Seniors Joe Kovacs (Nazereth, Pa.) and Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) have been named Mid-Atlantic Athletes of the Year, while Associate Head Coach Chris Johnson garnered Mid-Atlantic Women's Assistant Coach of the Year, announced by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Lane, Men's 4x400 Shine at Notre Dame Mar 6, 2011

Paced by a personal-best performance from junior Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.), and a school-record effort from the men's 4x400-meter relay, the Nittany Lion track and field team enjoyed outstanding results on Saturday, competing at both the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame, and the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier. With over a dozen Nittany Lions in position for national-qualifying berths, Penn State will now await the official announcement of the event fields by the NCAA on Monday, and hit the road for the NCAA Indoor Championships, set for March 11-12, in College Station, Texas.

Track and Field Gets One Last Chance at NCAAs Mar 4, 2011

Just over a week out from the start of the NCAA Indoor Championships, members of the Nittany Lion track and field squads will get one last opportunity to advance to College Station, competing at Last Chance events at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

Big Ten Announces All-Conference Track and Field Honorees Mar 1, 2011

Thanks to outstanding performances at last weekend's Big Ten Indoor Championships, six members of the Nittany Lion track and field team earned All-Big Ten first team honors, while another trio of Penn State athletes captured spots on the all-conference second team, announced by conference offices on Tuesday.

Nittany Lions Enjoy Successful Prelim Day at Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships Feb 27, 2011

The Nittany Lion women's track and field team will have at least one representative in every event at the final rounds at the Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships on Sunday, thanks to an outstanding effort in the day-one preliminaries, Saturday at Lambert Fieldhouse on the campus of Purdue University. Scoring 13 points on the first day of competition, the Nittany Lions saw scoring performances across all event areas, including junior Kara Millhouse (Boiling Springs, Pa.) in the 3,000-meters, freshman Brittney Howell (Wyncote, Pa.) in the pentathlon and the long jump, and the distance medley squad of Maura Ryan (Doylestown, Pa.), Doris Anyanwu (Beltsville, Md.), Colleen Shannon (Andover, Mass.), and Natalie Bower (Pleasant Unity, Pa.).

Joe Kovacs Captures Big Ten Indoor Shot Put Crown Feb 26, 2011

Senior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) highlighted the Nittany Lion effort on day of one of the Big Ten Indoor Championships, capturing his first-career Big Ten title via a victory in the shot put, Saturday at the University of Illinois.

My Big Ten Moment - Coach Sullivan and Shavon Greaves Feb 25, 2011

The Nittany Lion track and field program will split its men's and women's squads this weekend, traveling to the Big Ten Men's Indoor Championships at the University of Illinois, and the Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships at Purdue University. The Nittany Lion men are currently ranked 10th in the country according to the latest United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) rankings, while the Penn State women are the defending Big Ten Indoor Champions, after capturing last year's Big Ten "Triple Crown" with wins in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. Competition is slated for Saturday and Sunday, February 26-27.

My Big Ten Moment - Ryan Foster and Jocelyn Witmer Feb 24, 2011

The Nittany Lion track and field program will split its men's and women's squads this weekend, traveling to the Big Ten Men's Indoor Championships at the University of Illinois, and the Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships at Purdue University.

My Big Ten Moment - Brooklyne Ridder and Hanif Johnson Feb 23, 2011

The Nittany Lion track and field program will split its men's and women's squads this weekend, traveling to the Big Ten Men's Indoor Championships at the University of Illinois, and the Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships at Purdue University.

My Big Ten Moment - Blake Eaton and Doris Anyanwu Feb 22, 2011

The Nittany Lion track and field program will split its men's and women's squads this weekend, traveling to the Big Ten Men's Indoor Championships at the University of Illinois, and the Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships at Purdue University.

Women's Cross Country Earns All-Academic Standing Feb 16, 2011

The Nittany Lion women's cross country team has garnered United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic standing for the 2010 season, announced by the organization on Wednesday.

Nittany Lions Fare Well on Final Day at Tyson Invitational Feb 12, 2011

Redshirt sophomore Hanif Johnson (Harrisburg, Pa.) posted a top 10 finish in the invitational triple jump, leading the Nittany Lions on day two of the Tyson Invitational, held at Randal Tyson Track Center on Saturday. Also racing to a top 10 finish was the women's 4x400-meter relay, including sophomore Doris Anyanwu (Beltsville, Md.), junior Ije Iheoma (Holland, Pa.), senior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.), and senior Megan Duncan (North Huntingdon, Pa.).

Throws Highlight Solid Effort at Akron Invitational Feb 12, 2011

A one-two finish in the men's shot put from seniors Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.), and Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.) highlighted an outstanding Nittany Lion effort, Saturday at the Akron Invitational at Stile Fieldhouse. Juniors Jason Pelletier (Benton, Ark.) and Jocelyn Witmer (Lancaster, Pa.) and senior Elizabeth Kearins (Doylestown, Pa.) also notched event victories, with Pelletier and Witmer claiming blue division pole vault titles, and Kearins topping the women's blue division 800-meter field.

DMR Performance Highlights First Day at Flotrack Husky Classic Feb 12, 2011

The Lion DMR foursome - comprised of Owen Dawson (Coatesville, Pa.), Aaron Nadolsky (Altoona, Pa.), Lionel Williams (Staten Island, N.Y.), and Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) - combined to run 9:35.68 for the relay, including a 3:59.5 1600-meter anchor from Foster.

Gehret Sets School Record in 400-Meters at Tyson Invitational Feb 11, 2011

Freshman Brady Gehret (Altoona, Pa.) made his way into the Penn State record books on Friday, setting a new school record in the men's 400-meter dash, at the Tyson Invitational at Randal Tyson Track Center. Gehret's performance highlighted several outstanding Nittany Lion efforts during the opening session at Tyson, including Nittany Lion alumni Shana Cox, who clocked the fifth-fastest time in the world in the women's 400.

Seniors Shine to Lead Lions on Special Day Feb 7, 2011

The last indoor home meet of the season provided more than a few special moments for the Penn State seniors, as they helped to give both the men's and women's track teams wins in the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup over the weekend.

Greaves Earns Big Ten Athlete of the Week Honors Jan 31, 2011

Following an NCAA automatic-qualifying performance in the 200-meters at the Penn State National, Nittany Lion senior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday.

Banner Weekend for Penn State Track and Field Jan 31, 2011

A banner dropping ceremony for the Penn State women's 2010 Triple Crown helped set the tone for great weekend for both the men's and women's track teams at the Penn State National Invite.

Blistering Mile Run Highlights Penn State National Results Jan 29, 2011

Highlighted by a trio of athletes dipping under the four-minute barrier in the mile, a packed house at Ashenfelter III Indoor Track was treated to a slew of NCAA automatic-qualifying performances, several meet and facility records, as well as a pair of school records from the Nittany Lion squad, Saturday at the Penn State National.

Meet Records Fall on Day One of Penn State National Jan 28, 2011

Several NCAA automatic-qualifiers, as well as a handful of meet and facility records highlighted a bevy of outstanding results, Friday night at the Penn State National, at Ashenfelter III Indoor. The Nittany Lions enjoyed an stellar first day of competition, including a second-place finish from senior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) in the 60-meter dash, and fourth-place standing from sophomore Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) in the 60-meter hurdles. Penn State also saw several notable efforts in the field events, with sophomore Logan Caldwell (Ebensburg, Pa.) finishing fourth in the men's 35-pound weight, and junior Bianca Fung (North Babylon, N.Y.) turning in a third-place finish in the long jump.

Track and Field to Host Banner Drop Jan 26, 2011

n celebration of the 2009-10 Big Ten Women's "Triple Crown" effort, and fourth-place "Trophy Team" finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the Penn State women's track and field teams are scheduled to host a "Banner Drop" ceremony, Saturday at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track in conjunction with the Penn State National.

Penn State National - Accepted Entries Jan 24, 2011

The Nittany Lion track and field team will welcome over 50 teams, and well over 1,000 athletes to Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, this Friday and Saturday at the Penn State National. Along with a field of outstanding professional competitors, Penn State will play host to outstanding squads from Tennessee, Georgetown, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, Ohio State, and West Virginia.

Caitlin Lane Runs Right into the Record Books Jan 24, 2011

For many people there is an expression that goes, "the third time is the charm", but don't tell Penn State Junior and track runner Caitlin Lane that. After the last home Penn State track meet, the number one is looking pretty like a pretty good charm for her.

Loxsom Sets School Record in 500 at Penn State Relays Jan 8, 2011

Sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) set new school and facility records in the 500-meters, propelling the Nittany Lion track and field teams to outstanding results at the Penn State Relays, Saturday at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.

Track and Field to Honor National Champion Cross Country Teams Jan 3, 2011

Director of Track and Field and Head Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan and the Nittany Lion track and field teams will be honoring program history on Saturday, recognizing members of the 1942, 1947, and 1950 NCAA Champion Cross Country squads, in conjunction with the teams' first indoor competition - the Penn State Relays - on January 8.

Track and Field Season Preview - Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays Dec 10, 2010

The Nittany Lion Track and Field squads are set to open the 2010-11 campaign this weekend, with the annual Blue-White Intrasquad Meet on Saturday, Dec. 11. Last year, the Penn State program engineered outstanding indoor and outdoor efforts, highlighted by Top 25 standings from both the men's and women's squads at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, including a fourth-place "Trophy Team" finish by the women's squad outdoors.

Blue/Meet Meet - Time Schedule Dec 9, 2010

The Nittany Lion track and field squads will get their first taste of competition for the 2010-11 season, this Saturday at the Blue/White Intrasquad Meet.

Track and Field Season Preview - High Jump, Multi-Events, Pole Vault Dec 6, 2010

The Nittany Lion Track and Field squads are set to open the 2010-11 campaign this weekend, with the annual Blue-White Intrasquad Meet on Saturday, Dec. 11. Last year, the Penn State program engineered outstanding indoor and outdoor efforts, highlighted by Top 25 standings from both the men's and women's squads at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, including a fourth-place "Trophy Team" finish by the women's squad outdoors.

Track and Field Season Preview - Middle Distance Dec 3, 2010

The Nittany Lion Track and Field squads are just over a week out from opening the 2010-11 campaign, with the annual Blue-White Intrasquad Meet on Saturday, Dec. 11. Last year, the Penn State program engineered outstanding indoor and outdoor efforts, highlighted by Top 25 standings from both the men's and women's squads at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, including a fourth-place "Trophy Team" finish by the women's squad outdoors.

Track and Field Season Preview - Throws Dec 2, 2010

The Nittany Lion Track and Field squads are just over a week out from opening the 2010-11 campaign, with the annual Blue-White Intrasquad Meet on Saturday, Dec. 11. Last year, the Penn State program engineered outstanding indoor and outdoor efforts, highlighted by Top 25 standings from both the men's and women's squads at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, including a fourth-place Trophy Team finish by the women's squad outdoors.

Racing Siblings Dec 2, 2010

Kyle and Owen Dawson do not look like stereotypical twins - Kyle, wiry and dark haired is a stark contrast to his tall, blonde brother - but both brothers share strong ties besides blood, mainly a love for fast-paced, neck-in-neck racing.

Track and Field Announces Opportunities for Coaches, Officials, and Athletes Nov 30, 2010

Director and Head Coach of Nittany Lion Track and Field/Cross Country Beth Alford-Sullivan and the Penn State coaching staff are proud to announce a series of opportunities for coaches, officials, and aspiring athletes, to be held over the next several months. Beginning with the USATF Officials' Clinic in conjunction with the Blue/White Intrasquad Meet on December 11, the Nittany Lions will host opportunities for aspiring track and field athletes, as well as high school and collegiate coaches, all of which will be instructed by professionals with countless years of track and field experience.

Women Finish 26th, Men 30th at NCAA Cross Country Nationals Nov 22, 2010

In what was the first time since 1994 that both teams competed at NCAA Cross Country Nationals, the Penn State men's team completed the course 30th today, while the women finished 26th overall. Top men's finisher junior Kyle Dawson (Downingtown, Pa.) crossed the line with a time of 30:44, which was good enough for a 52nd-place finish, while sophomore Brooklyne Ridder (Cincinnati, Ohio) completed the race in 21:24, which was 82nd overall to lead the women's team.

NCAA Regionals Highlights Team Ability Nov 15, 2010

Charging down the blue and white line under an unseasonably warm November sun, hot pink, neon green and electric blue sneakers flash past screaming bystanders as the Nittany Lions barrel towards the finish line.

Cross Country Advances Both Squads to NCAA Championships Nov 14, 2010

Thanks to outstanding efforts at yesterday's NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, and stellar results from throughout the season, both the Nittany Lion men's and women's cross country teams will advance to the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on November 22, via at-large bids announced by the NCAA on Sunday evening.

Nittany Lion Captains' NCAA Regionals Q&A Nov 11, 2010

GoPSUsports.com talked with the four Nittany Lion cross country captains as they prepare to lead their teams to Regionals, held on their home Blue and White Golf Courses this Saturday at noon. Here are the questions asked, and the captain's answers about their team, the season, and the upcoming race.

NCAA Berths on the Line at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Nov 10, 2010

Looking to ride the momentum of a successful run at the Big Ten Championships, as well as a home-course advantage, the Nittany Lion cross country squads will vie for berths to the NCAA Championships, this Saturday at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships at the Blue and White Golf Courses. Both the Nittany Lion men's and women's squads, which are ranked 26th and 28th, respectively, in the latest United States Track and Field/Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) poll, are coming off of fourth-place efforts in the team standings at the Big Ten Championships last month.

Track and Field Announces 2010-11 Team Captains Nov 5, 2010

Following a team vote, the Nittany Lion track and field squads have announced their captains for the 2010-11 seasons, with seniors Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.), and Lionel Williams (Staten Island, N.Y.), along with redshirt-junior Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) set to represent the men's team, while seniors Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) and Megan Duncan (North Huntingdon, Pa.), and junior Anna Muzio (Harrisburg, Pa.) will head up the team on the women's side.

International Coaches Visit Nittany Lion Track and Field Oct 22, 2010

The Nittany Lion track and field/cross country programs welcomed two international campus this week, as part of the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP), which is run through the University of Delaware in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). While the program offers opportunities for well over a dozen sports, track and field coaches Peter Cuffy of Antigua and Barbuda, and Sidi Bowedi Darma of Indonesia, have spent the week on campus, observing Nittany Lion practices and events, and meeting with various members of the Penn State athletic department.

Cross Country to Host National-Class Field at Penn State National Oct 14, 2010

October 13, 2010 - Featuring a field that is scheduled to include the number-one ranked Villanova women, and the 14th-ranked Syracuse men, the Nittany Lion men's and women's cross country teams - which are also both nationally ranked - are set to host the highly-competitive Penn State National, Saturday at the Blue and White Golf Courses. Races are set to get underway with the men's 5.2-mile competition at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, followed by the women's 6,000-meter race at 11:00 a.m.

Men's and Women's Cross Country Both Appear in USTFCCCA Rankings Oct 6, 2010

On the heels of a pair of impressive efforts at the Notre Dame Invitational last weekend, both Nittany Lion cross country squads have entered the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) Rankings this week, with the men's team appearing for the first time this season at No. 23, and the women reentering the poll at No. 30, and briefly falling out of the top 30 a week ago. The men's standing is the best ranking of a Nittany Lion men's squad since the 2000 season, when Penn State appeared in 17th on October 31.

Men's Cross Country Places Fifth; Women Finish 10th at Notre Dame Invitational Oct 2, 2010

he Nittany Lion men's cross country squad knocked off a total of five nationally ranked opponents on Friday, on their way to a fifth-place finish in the team standings at the highly-charged Notre Dame Invitational at the Notre Dame Golf Course. The Penn State women's team also impressed in a national-class field, placing 10th overall - also besting a handful of teams in this week's USTFCCCA Top 30.

Cross Country to Face National Elites at Roy Griak Invitational Sep 23, 2010

Following a pair of outstanding performances at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational earlier this month, the Nittany Lion cross country teams will be back in action this weekend, facing a national-class field at the 25th Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

Women Third, Men Fourth in Stacked Field at Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational Sep 11, 2010

Juniors Kara Millhouse (Boiling Springs, Pa.) and Kyle Dawson (Coatesville, Pa.) each posted top 10 finishes, leading their teams to outstanding finishes in stellar fields, Saturday at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at the Blue and White Golf Courses. Millhouse recorded a seventh-place effort, pacing the 24th-ranked women's squad to a third-place finish in the team standings, while Dawson's third-place showing helped the Nittany Lion men to a fourth-place standing.

Cross Country to Play Host to Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational Sep 9, 2010

Following a pair of victories at the Dolan Duals at Lock Haven a week ago, the Nittany Lion cross country teams will play host to their first home competition of the year on Saturday with the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at the Blue and White Golf Courses. Along with the 24th-ranked Nittany Lion women's squad, a handful of ranked programs are scheduled to be in attendance, including the No. 7 Princeton, and No. 11 Georgetown on the women's side, as well as No. 16 Hoya men, and the Tiger men's squad, which sits just outside of the USTFCCCA Top 30.

Lane, McNally Named Big Ten Runners of the Week Sep 7, 2010

Following individual victories at the Dolan Duals at Lock Haven last Friday, juniors Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.) and Vince McNally (Paoli, Pa.) have been named Big Ten Runners of the Week, announced by conference offices on Tuesday. The award was the third citation for Lane, while McNally received conference recognition for the first occasion.

Lane, McNally Pace Nittany Lions to Victories at Lock Haven Sep 3, 2010

The Nittany Lion men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2010 campaign in style on Friday evening, collecting individual victories from juniors Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.), and Vince McNally (Paoli, Pa.), as well as a pair of team victories at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals at West Branch Cross Country Course. The Penn State women put together a top seven sweep over their opponents, to post a perfect score of 15-50, while the Nittany Lion men always came away with a victory, winning 23-35.

Veteran Women's Cross Country Squad Looks to Match 2009 Success this Fall Aug 30, 2010

Coming off the program's first-ever victory at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships as well as a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the 2010 version of the Nittany Lion women's cross country squad is poised and ready for more success in 2010, with six of the nine members of the conference title team returning. The Nittany Lions, who are rated fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the USTFCCCA preseason poll, will get the chance to hit the course for the first time in 2010 this weekend, traveling to the Dolan Duals at Lock Haven University, on Friday, September 3.

Eight Nittany Lions Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Jul 30, 2010

A total of eight Nittany Lion track and field athletes have earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association, including women's team members Aleesha Barber (Decatur, Ga.), Natalie Bower (Pleasant Unity, Pa.), Megan Duncan (North Huntingdon, Pa.), Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio), and Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas), as well as Tyler McCandless (Bath, Pa.), Cory Eck (State College, Pa.) and Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) from the men's squad.

Loxsom Captures Silver Medal at IAAF World Junior Championships Jul 25, 2010

Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) capped his sensational 2010 campaign in style on Sunday, capturing silver-medal honors in the 800-meters at the IAAF World Junior Championships, at Moncton 2010 Stadium. Loxsom joins fellow Nittany Lion Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) on the list of Penn State athletes on the medal stand at the Championships, after Britton turned in a third-place effort in the 400-meter hurdles yesterday afternoon.

IAAF Bronze Medalist! Britton Placed Third in 400-Meter Hurdles at IAAF World Junior Championships Jul 24, 2010

Running in her fifth and final race at the IAAF World Championships, Nittany Lion Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas)made her final appearance at Moncton 2010 Stadium a memorable one, claiming bronze-medal honors in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Penn State and United States teammate Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) continued to impress against the international field, posting his second-career sub-1:47 effort to advance to Sunday's final of the 800-meter run.

Britton Hurdles to Sixth-Place Finish at IAAF World Junior Championships Jul 23, 2010

Rising sophomore Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, Thursday evening at the IAAF World Championships at Moncton 2010 Stadium. The current Nittany Lion, who is representing the United States, had a busy day on Thursday, also qualifying through to the final in the 400-meter hurdles.

Evonne Britton Cruises to 100-Meter Hurdle Final With Heat Victory Jul 21, 2010

Nittany Lion Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) continued to shine against outstanding competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Wednesday, capturing a heat victory in the 100-meter hurdle semi-finals to claim a lane in tomorrow night's final at Moncton 2010 Stadium. Britton was not the only member of the Penn State contingent in action, as incoming freshman Kirsten Nieuwendam (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) represented her native Surinam in the semi-finals of the 100-meter dash, but failed to advance to the next round.

Loxsom, Britton to Represent United States at IAAF World Junior Championships Jul 16, 2010

Rising sophomores Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) and Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) will get a chance to showcase their talents on the world's stage next week, as the Nittany Lion duo is set to compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships, which are slated to begin on Monday, July 19, and run through Sunday, July 25.

Penn State Fall Sports Teams To Be Prominently Featured on the Big Ten Network Jul 8, 2010

The Big Ten Network released its fall Olympic sports schedule on Thursday, featuring more than 11 Penn State contests along with three conference championships. Women's volleyball leads the way with at least five televised matches while at least three women's soccer games will be aired. Men's soccer and field hockey have two and one, respectively, along with their respective Big Ten Tournaments. The men's and women's cross country championships will also air on the network.

Britton Wins USATF Junior Championship in 400-Meter Hurdles; Will Run Two Events at IAAF World Juniors Jun 27, 2010

After earning a berth to the IAAF World Junior Championships on Thursday afternoon, freshman Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) added another event to her competition schedule at Worlds, taking the U.S. junior title in the 400-meter hurdles, Saturday at the USATF Championships at Drake Stadium. Britton is the second Nittany Lion to capture a national title on the weekend, after classmate Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) won gold-medal honors in the junior men's 800-meters yesterday afternoon.

Loxsom Wins Junior 800 Title; Britton Qualifiers for World Junior Team Jun 26, 2010

Rising sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) captured his first-career national title on Friday, taking gold-medal honors in the junior men's 800-meters at the USATF Championships at Drake Stadium. The Nittany Lions have been on a roll over the opening two days of the championships, with soon-to-be sophomore Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) qualifying to represent the United States at the IAAF World Junior Championships next month, via a second-place performance in the junior women's 100-meter hurdles.

Nittany Lions Set for 2010 Finale at USATF Senior and Junior Championships Jun 22, 2010

Just over a week removed from an outstanding showing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the Nittany Lion track and field teams will be in action again this week at the USATF Senior and Junior Outdoor Championships. The event, which will feature top talent from the prep, collegiate, and professional ranks, is set for June 23-27, at Drake Stadium.

Fifth Annual Kevin Dare Memorial Golf Tournament to Benefit Dare Foundation Jun 16, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Fifth Annual Kevin Dare Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Monday, Sept. 20, with proceeds benefitting the Kevin Dare Foundation.The event will be held at the Penn State Blue and White Courses. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with lunch and a shotgun start slated for 11 a.m., followed by dinner and silent auction immediately after play.

National Championship Run by Franek Highlights Fourth-Place Effort for Women's Track & Field; Men's Team 23rd Jun 12, 2010

Highlighted by senior Bridget Franek's (Hiram, Ohio) first National Championship, Penn State's track & field teams completed NCAA competition on a high note today after a weekend full of All-America performances. The Nittany Lion women's track & field team turned in an outstanding effort, ending in fourth with a 34-point effort. PSU finished just two points behind third-place Florida and was the top placing Big Ten team. Penn State's men's team finished 21st after compiling 11 points throughout the weekend.

Fritz and Dorr Turn in Fourth-Place Finishes at NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 11, 2010

Paced by fourth-place efforts by seniors Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.) and Ryan Fritz (Parkesburg, Pa.) both the Nittany Lion men's and women's track and field teams are on the board in the team scoring, Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon. Dorr's All-America finish was the sixth of her outstanding Nittany Lion career, while Fritz earns his fourth All-America certificate.

Penn State Earns 103 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors Jun 10, 2010

Representing 13 spring and at-large sports, 103 Penn State student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Penn State's 103 honorees brings the Nittany Lions' all-time total to 3,365 during the 16 years of the program. The total ranks first among all Big Ten institutions. Ohio State ranks second with 3,342.

Nittany Lion Track and Field Claim Six USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Regional Awards Jun 4, 2010

Less than a week out from the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the Nittany Lions were well represented in the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) regional awards, with Director and Head Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan, Associate Head Coach Chris Johnson, and Assistant Coach John Gondak receiving coaching citations, and Nittany Lion standouts Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.), Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) and Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.) being recognized for their athletic achievements.

Blake Eaton and Joe Kovacs Punch Tickets to Eugene With Outstanding Shot Put Efforts May 28, 2010

Junior Blake Eaton (Allegany, N.Y.) and redshirt sophomore Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) both punched their ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday, claiming automatic-advancing finishes in the shot put at the NCAA First Round, held on the campus of North Carolina A&T. Eaton launched a huge personal best on his way to a second-place finish, while teammate Kovacs turned in a sixth-place effort, both easily finishing among the top 12.

Franek Wins Steeplechase; Kovacs, Fritz, McQuillen Post Medal Finishes at Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 15, 2010

Senior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) clocked the top time in the United States this year in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, on her way to her second-career Big Ten victory in the event, Saturday at the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Bill Hayes Track. Also turning in medal-winning efforts on day two were redshirt sophomore Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.), posting a big personal best on his way to a silver-medal finish in the discus, and senior Ryan Fritz (Parkesburg, Pa.), who claimed third-place overall in the high jump.

McCandless Scores Sixth-Place Finish in 10K at Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 14, 2010

Senior Tyler McCandless (Bath, Pa.) scored a sixth-place finish in the 10,000-meters, while sophomore Anya Uzoh (Laurel, Md.) stands in third place after five events in men's decathlon, Friday at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Indiana University. More action is in store for the Nittany Lions throughout the weekend, with the preliminary rounds of most of the track events, and several field event finals on the schedule for Saturday.

Franek and Fritz Garner Big Ten Athlete of the Week Honors May 14, 2010

Seniors Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) and Ryan Fritz (Parkesburg, Pa.) have picked up some momentum going into this weekend's Big Ten Outdoor Championships, garnering Big Ten Athlete of the Week citations, announced by conference offices earlier this week.

Women's Track and Field in the Hunt for Third-Straight Big Ten Outdoor Title May 13, 2010

Coming off conference victories in cross country, and indoor track and field during the 2009-10 academic year, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team will look to make it three in-a-row at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, set for May 14-16, at Indiana University. The Nittany Lion women, who are up to No. 7 in the latest United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) rankings, will head to Bloomington with a wealth of Big Ten experience, including multiple-time Big Ten Champions Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio), Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.), and Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.).

Franek Runs NCAA Leader In Steeplechase; Nittany Lions Impress at Penn State Open May 7, 2010

Senior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) clocked an NCAA-leading performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in her final appearance on her own track, Friday evening at the Penn State Outdoor Open. Franek's effort headlined a host of solid performances from the Nittany Lion track and field squads, who are just a week out for the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, to be hosted at Indiana University next weekend.

Track and Field to Host Penn State Open on Friday Evening May 6, 2010

The Nittany Lion track and field will host their final competition prior to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships this weekend, hosting the Penn State Open, Friday evening at Nittany Lion Track. Both track and field events are slated to get underway at 4 p.m., with the University of Pittsburgh and the Nittany Lions scheduled to compete.

Loxsom Earns Second-Straight Big Ten Athlete of the Week Citation May 5, 2010

Nittany Lion freshman Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) has been named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week - his second Big Ten citation in as many weeks - announced by conference offices on Wednesday. Loxsom has emerged as one of the top athletes in the NCAA middle distance ranks, clocking the nation's fastest time at 800-meters, last weekend at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University.

Dorr, Greaves Win Two Events Each on the Track at Jesse Owens Track Classic May 1, 2010

Senior Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.) captured wins in the 400-meters and 400-meter hurdles, while junior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Saturday at the Jesse Owens Track Classic at the Ohio State University. In the field, junior Blake Eaton highlighted the Nittany Lion effort with a second-place finish in the shot put.

McQuillen's Win Highlights Windy Day One at Jesse Owens Classic May 1, 2010

Junior Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.) recorded her second javelin victory in as many weeks, Friday at the Jesse Owens Classic on the campus of Ohio State University. Another pair of Nittany Lions recorded top five finishes in a windy opening day of competition, including freshman Nicole Lord (Media, Pa.) in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase, and sophomore Duri Greene (Wyndmoor, Pa.) in the men's javelin.

Track and Field to Split Squads On East and West Coasts This Weekend Apr 29, 2010

A week removed from an outstanding effort at the Penn Relays, the Nittany Lion track and field teams will continue the outdoor season this weekend, splitting its squads between the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State, and the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford.

Men's 4x800, Women's 4x400 Claim Top Four Finishes on Final Day of Penn Relays Apr 25, 2010

Paced by top four finishes in Championship of America sections by the men's 4x800-meter relay and the women's 4x400-meter relay, the Nittany Lion track and field squads wrapped up a full three days of action at the 116th running of the Penn Relays, Saturday at Franklin Field. Senior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) continued to leave her mark in the Penn State record books, breaking the 30-year old school record in the women's mile run, while the women's 4x200-meter squad also turned in a Penn State record performance on their way to an ECAC victory.

More Strong Performances for Nittany Lions on Day Two of Penn Relays Apr 23, 2010

After enjoying an outstanding opening day at the 116th Penn Relays Carnival, the Nittany Lion track and field teams continued to impress amongst elite competition, Friday at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania. Leading the way individually was senior Aleesha Barber (Decatur, Ga.), who sprinted to the fourth-fastest time in qualifying in a national-class 100-meter hurdle field with a wind-aided 13.10 (+3.1). The event final is set for 3:20 p.m., on Saturday.

McQuillen Wins Javelin; Nittany Lions Running Strong on Day One of Penn Relays Apr 22, 2010

After placing second for the past two years, junior Karlee McQuillen (Johnstown, Pa.)turned in a gold-medal effort in the women's javelin championship, Thursday at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field. McQuillen, who was also a Penn Relays Champion as a high schooler, topped a national-field to earn the 12th individual victory in the history of the Nittany Lion women's program. The Nittany Lions are halfway through the first day of the 116th running of the Penn Relays, with the women's distance medley, women's 4x400-meter relay, and the Penn Relays Distance Carnival on tap for this evening.

Borchers, DeFusco, and Kovacs Turn In Two Individual Wins Apiece at Bucknell Team Challenge Apr 17, 2010

Cold and blustery conditions didn't stop the Nittany Lion track and field squads from turning in a grand total of 23 event victories and a pair of facility records, Saturday at the Bucknell Team Challenge at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium. Leading the way with two individual wins apiece were junior Caitlin DeFusco (Schwenksville, Pa.) in the 100- and 200-meters, junior Samuel Borchers (Yellow Springs, Ohio) in the 800- and 1500-meters, and redshirt sophomore Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) in the shot put and discus throw.

Track and Field to Make Short Trip to Lewisburg for Bucknell Team Challenge Apr 15, 2010

After road trips to the University of Florida, and Arizona State University, the Nittany Lion track and field teams will stay close to home this weekend, making the short trip to the Bucknell Team Challenge, set for Saturday, April 17, at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium. The trip to Lewisburg will serve as the Nittany Lions' final tune-up before competing at the prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania on April 22-24.

Foster, Greaves Capture Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week Honors Apr 7, 2010

After recording the second-fastest times in the country in their respective events, juniors Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) and Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) have been named Big Ten Track Athletes of the Week, announced by conference offices on Wednesday.

Nittany Lion Women Up to No. 6 in Latest USTFCCCA Outdoor Rankings Apr 6, 2010

Following some outstanding early season performances at the Florida Relays, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team has vaulted eight spots in the latest United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) rankings, appearing at No. 6 in this week's standings.

Anya Uzoh Winds Up Fifth in Decathlon at Libery Collegiate Apr 4, 2010

Sophomore Anya Uzoh (Laurel, Md.) scored a fifth-place finish in his first decathlon of the 2010 season, Saturday at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Liberty University. The sophomore totaled 6079 points over ten events, placing fourth among collegiate.

Anya Uzoh to Compete in Decathlon at Liberty Collegiate Invitational Apr 1, 2010

Sophomore combined-events standout Anya Uzoh (Laurel, Md.) will compete in his first decathlon of the 2010 outdoor campaign this weekend, traveling to the Liberty Collegiate Invitational with the 10-discipline event scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday at Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex.

Nittany Lions to Travel Full Squad to Pepsi Florida Relays to Open Outdoor Season Mar 31, 2010

Following stellar performances from seniors Tyler McCandless (Bath, Pa.) and Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas) at the Stanford Invitational last weekend, the rest of the Nittany Lion track and field teams will get a chance to start up their outdoor campaign this weekend, traveling to the Pepsi Florida Relays, hosted by the University of Florida at Percy Beard Track. The prestigious early season meet will feature top competition from all over the country, including host Florida - the 2010 Men's NCAA Indoor Team Champions, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Miami, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Big Ten foe Wisconsin.

Pair Of Distance Athletes To Kick Off Outdoor Season At Stanford Invitational Mar 26, 2010

With the outdoor season already underway around the country, seniors Tyler McCandless (Bath, Pa.), and Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas) will get things rolling for the Nittany Lions, competing at the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field. Both senior distance runners will take on competitive 10,000-meter fields on Friday evening.

Track and Field Cancels Saturday's Jim Thorpe Invitational Mar 23, 2010

The Nittany Lion track and field teams have elected to cancel the 2010 Jim Thorpe Invitational, set for Saturday, March 27, at Nittany Lion Track. A small group of Nittany Lions will get the season underway this weekend, competing at the Stanford Invitational, in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday and Saturday, March 26-27.

NCAA Indoor Championships Set To Be Aired On ESPN2 Wednesday Mar 16, 2010

The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, held last weekend in Fayetteville, Ark., are set to be aired on the ESPN2, Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 p.m., EST. The Nittany Lions enjoyed an outstanding weekend, paced by 10 All-America finishes.

Dorr, Foster, Dawson Earn All-America Finishes at NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 14, 2010

Seniors Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.), and Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) added two more All-America finishes to the weekend count, Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas. In front of a crowd of well over 5,000 spectators, the Nittany Lions picked up two more top eight efforts in the 800-meters, with juniors Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), and Owen Dawson (Coatesville, Pa.) tallying third and eighth-place finishes, respectively - the second All-America finish for Foster, and the first for Dawson. All told, the Lions come away from the weekend with an outstanding total of four All-Americans, with four on the men's side, and four from the women's squad.

Nittany Lion Track and Field Claims Several USTFCCCA Regional Awards Mar 11, 2010

Juniors Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.), Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia), and Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) each earned Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year citations in their respective event areas, while Director and Head Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan, and Associate Head Coach Chris Johnson both claimed regional coaching awards, announced by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

Williams Paces Effort for Track and Field at Last Chance Competitions Mar 7, 2010

Junior Lionel Williams (Staten Island, N.Y.) highlighted the Nittany Lion effort on Saturday, clocking a career-best performance in the 800-meters, as the Penn State contingent took on competition at Last Chance Weekend, at the Alex Wilson Invitational, and the Last Chance Qualifier at Virginia Tech.

Spring, Dawson Post Solid 5K Performances at Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame Mar 5, 2010

Competing in their final-qualifying opportunity of the indoor season, both Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas), and sophomore Kyle Dawson (Coatesville, Pa.) held their own amongst top competition on Friday, racing in the 5,000-meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational at the University of Notre Dame. Additional Nittany Lion athletes will get their chance to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday, with portions of the squad at both Notre Dame and the Virginia Tech Last Chance Qualifier in Blacksburg, Va.

Nittany Lions Look To Improve NCAA Qualifying Marks At Last Chance Competitions Mar 4, 2010

With the NCAA Indoor Championships just over a week away, several Nittany Lion athletes will compete this weekend in hopes of bettering their NCAA qualifying performances at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame, and the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier. This weekend will serve as the last opportunity for athletes around the country to punch their ticket to the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., on March 13-14.

Greaves, Franek, and Sullivan Garner Postseason Awards Following Big Ten Victory Mar 3, 2010

Following their team title at the Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships last weekend, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team was well represented in the conference's yearly postseason awards, with senior Bridget Franek garnering Athlete of the Championship honors, junior Shavon Greaves claiming Athlete of the Year recognition, and Director and Head Coach of Track and Field Beth Alford-Sullivan earning Women's Coach of the Year accolades.

Ryan Foster Wins 800-Meter Title To Lead Men's Effort At Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb 28, 2010

Junior Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) claimed his second-consecutive indoor conference crown in the 800-meters, while redshirt-freshman Hanif Johnson (Harrisburg, Pa.) took silver-medal honors in the triple jump, Sunday at the Big Ten Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Minnesota. Foster and Johnson join yesterday's shot put silver-medalist Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) on the medal stand, highlighting the Nittany Lions' sixth-place finish in the team standings.

Nittany Lion Women Excite Home Crowd; Capture Big Ten Indoor Championship Feb 28, 2010

Bolstered by dual individual wins from junior Shavon Greaves, a gold-medal run in the mile by senior Bridget Franek, and a sizzling victory in the 4x400-meter relay, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team captured the program's second-ever Big Ten Indoor Championships victory, Saturday at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.

Big Ten Network to Air Seven Winter Championships in HD Feb 23, 2010

The Big Ten Network will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, starting Friday, Feb. 26 with the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. The schedule also includes wrestling, men's and women's gymnastics, men's swimming and diving, and men's and women's indoor track and field.

Men's Track And Field Up To 11th In USTFCCCA Rankings; Women Hold Strong In 10th Feb 16, 2010

Following another pair of NCAA automatic-qualifying efforts over the weekend, the Nittany Lions are holding strong in United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) rankings, as the women's squad stands 10th nationally, and the men's team is up four spots from a week ago to 11th. The Nittany Lions will take a week off prior to the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships, set for February 27-28.

Flying 800-Meter Performances Highlight Nittany Lion Effort at Husky Classic Feb 13, 2010

Junior Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) reset his own school record in the 800-meters, while teammate Owen Dawson (Coatesville, Pa.) posted an NCAA automatic-qualifying performance in the event, Saturday at the Husky Classic at the University of Washington. Sophomore Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.) also claimed a spot on the NCAA descending order list, recording a provisional performance in the mile run.

Franek Posts NCAA Automatic; Spring, Dawson Clock Provisional at Husky Classic Feb 13, 2010

Paced by an NCAA automatic-qualifying performance from senior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio), the Nittany Lion track and field team had an outstanding opening day at the Husky Classic, hosted by the University of Washington at Dempsey Indoor. Franek wasn't the only Nittany Lion to record a national-qualifying performance, as classmate Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas) dipped under the NCAA provisional standard, while sophomore Kyle Dawson (Coatesville, Pa.) also bettered the NCAA provisional mark.

Dorr and Greaves Earn Top 10 Finishes On Day One Of Tyson Invitational Feb 12, 2010

Nittany Lion standouts Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.), and Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) both impressed against some of the nation's top sprint competition, Friday at the Tyson Invitational at Randal Tyson Track Center, on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Action at Tyson continues tomorrow with many Nittany Lions still left to compete.

Nittany Lions Head Arkansas, Washington, and Akron To Take On Elite Competition Feb 11, 2010

In their first road trip of the 2010 campaign, the Nittany Lion track and field teams will split their squads across the country this weekend, traveling groups to the Husky Classic at the University of Washington, the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas, and the Akron Invitational at the University of Akron. All three competitions, which are set to feature top professional and collegiate athletes, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, in Seattle, Wash., Fayetteville, Ark., and Akron, Ohio, respectively.

Nittany Lion Women Take Team Title at Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup; Men Finish Second Feb 6, 2010

Paced by victories from sophomore Caitlin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.), senior Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas), and the 4x400-meter relay, the Nittany Lion women's squad took top honors in the team standings, Saturday at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Juniors Blake Eaton (Allegeny, N.Y.) and Lionel Williams (Staten Island, N.Y.) picked up an event wins, helping the Penn State men to a second-place standing in team scoring.

Women's DMR Post Winning Effort On Day One of Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup Feb 5, 2010

Despite the snowy weather outside, day one of the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup got underway on Friday at Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, highlighted by outstanding performances by the Nittany Lions in all event areas. The Nittany Lions were paced by a winning effort from the women's distance medley relay, comprised of Lindsey Graybill (Macungie, Pa.), Megan Duncan (North Huntingdon, Pa.), Elizabeth Kearins (Doylestown, Pa.), and Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio). The women's DMR broke the tape at 11:27.81, just over a second off the NCAA provisional standard.

Greaves Sets and Resets School Record; Sprints on Fire at Penn State National Jan 30, 2010

Junior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) set a new school record in the 60-meters, highlighting an outstanding Nittany Lion effort at the Penn State National, Friday at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. The event was a hot one in the sprints and hurdles, as a well over 20 athletes dipped under NCAA standards over the three rounds of the 60-meter dash, and 60-meter hurdles, with Greaves and Virginia Tech's Queen Harrison (60H - 8.08) better the NCAA automatic standard.

Nittany Lion Women up to No. 6 in Latest USTFCCCA Rankings Jan 26, 2010

Thanks to a bevy of NCAA-qualifying marks over the opening weeks of the 2010 season, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team has vaulted from No. 10 to No. 6 in the latest United States Track and Field/Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) rankings, announced by the association on Tuesday.

2010 Penn State National Invitational - Accepted Entries Jan 26, 2010

In one of the most highly anticipated competitions of the indoor season, the Nittany Lion track and field program is set to host the 2010 Penn State National, this Friday and Saturday at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.

Nittany Lions Paced By Pair of NCAA Provisional Qualifiers from Greaves at Penn State Relays Jan 9, 2010

Propelled by a pair of NCAA-provisional qualifying performances from junior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.), the Nittany Lion track and field squads opened the 2010 indoor campaign in impressive fashion on Saturday, putting up a total of five NCAA marks at the Penn State Relays at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Greaves, who clocked NCAA performances en route to victories in the 60- and 200-meters, is joined by a trio of fellow Nittany Lions on the NCAA descending order list, including senior Brittany Maun (Greensburg, Pa.) in the high jump, and juniors Blake Eaton (Allegeny, N.Y.) and Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pa.) in the shot put.

Women's Track and Field Starts Season at No. 10 in Preseason Rankings Jan 6, 2010

Led by multiple-time All-America finishers Bridget Franek, Fawn Dorr and Shavon Greaves, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team looks to make a splash on the national stage again in 2010, opening the indoor campaign at No. 10 in the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) rankings.

Penn State Garners 72 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees Dec 22, 2009

Seventy-two Nittany Lions student-athletes, representing seven fall sports, have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Penn State's 72 honorees brings the Lions' all-time total to 3,202 during the last 16 years. The total ranks first among all Big Ten institutions. Ohio State ranks second with 3,091.

White Sweeps Team Scoring at Blue/White Track and Field Meet Dec 12, 2009

In their final attempt to shake off the rust before the season opener, the Nittany Lion track and field teams kicked off the 2009-10 campaign on Saturday, participating in the annual Blue/White Intrasquad Meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.

Nittany Lion Track and Field To Kick Off Season At Blue-White Meet Dec 10, 2009

Coming off a seventh-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team is once again poised and ready for another record-breaking season that will kick off this weekend at the annual Blue-White Meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Meanwhile, the Penn State men's squad is also primed for a success 2010, following a 14th-place finish in last year's John McDonnell Program of the Year standings, as well as a program-best bronze-medal effort at the 2009 Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Women's Cross Country Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA Championships Nov 15, 2009

The No. 11 Nittany Lion women's cross country team will get a shot to show their stuff against the nation's best next week, as the squad received an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, announced by the NCAA on Sunday evening. Led by frontrunner and 2008 cross country All-American Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio), Penn State was one of the first teams to be selected out of the at-large pool, thanks to its outstanding efforts during the 2009 campaign.

Franek, Lord, and Alford-Sullivan Sweep Big Ten Cross Country Postseason Honors Nov 4, 2009

Following the program's first Big Ten victory, the Penn State women's cross country team was well represented in the conference's postseason awards, headlined by individual conference champion Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio), who was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year. Director and Head Coach of Nittany Lion Track and Field/Cross Country Beth Alford-Sullivan was awarded Women's Coach of the Year honors, while rookie Nicole Lord (Media, Pa.) was declared Freshman of the Year after her outstanding finish at the conference meet last weekend.

Women's Cross Country Crowned Big Ten Champs, Franek Captures Big Ten Championship Nov 1, 2009

Penn State's women's cross country team captured the Big Ten championship Sunday on the strength of senior Bridget Franek's (Hiram, Ohio) championship effort. Franek finished ahead of the field in a time of 20:03. The team championship is the first Big Ten crown for the Penn State women in cross country, while Franek's individual win is the second such effort by a Nittany Lion woman in cross country. Kim McGreevy also brought the title back to Penn State in 1996.

Penn State Cross Country Invitational at Lock Haven University Oct 16, 2009

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, the Nittany Lion cross country team was forced to cancel the annual Penn State National at the Blue/White Golf Course. In a last minute decision, the meet was moved to Lock Haven University, where many of the teams scheduled to appear at the Penn State National were able to compete.

Penn State Freshman Brooklyne Ridder Notches First Career Victory at Cappy Anderson Sep 20, 2009

Freshman Brooklyne Ridder (Cincinnati, Ohio) captured her first career victory while sophomore Vince McNally (Smoketown, Pa.) paced the Nittany Lion men with a fifth-place finish, Saturday at the Cappy Anderson Invitational on the campus of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Propelled by three runners in the top 10, the Nittany Lion women finished second-to-only No. 7 Princeton in the team standings. The Nittany Lions turned in a fourth-place finish on the men's side.

Cross Country Off to Maryland-Eastern Shore for Cappy Anderson Invitational Sep 17, 2009

The Nittany Lion cross country squads will be in action for the third-straight week on Saturday, traveling to the Cappy Anderson Invitational on the campus of Maryland-Eastern Shore. This will also be the first of two trips to Princess Anne, Md., for the Nittany Lions, who will return to UMES on Nov. 14 for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. The race will feature several of the Nittany Lions' inter-region foes, including Villanova and Princeton.

Nittany Lion Cross Country Programs Both Appear in USTFCCCA Preseason Polls Sep 15, 2009

With two races already under their belts this fall, the Nittany Lion men's and women's cross country programs are receiving early season acclaim, as both teams appear in the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Top 30, released by the organization on Tuesday. Already off to outstanding starts this season, the Nittany Lion women enter the rankings at No. 26, while the Penn State men appear in 28th.

Cheryl Spring's Weekend Win Warrants Big Ten Runner of the Week Laurels Sep 15, 2009

A driving rain and mud-cover course didn't stop Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas) from taking top honors at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at the Blue-White Golf Course last Friday, and her efforts did not go unnoticed, as the Nittany Lion senior was named Big Ten Runner of the Week on Tuesday.

Penn State Women Capture Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational Title Sep 11, 2009

Despite chilly conditions and heavy rain, the Nittany Lion women's cross country team topped the competition at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, Friday at the Blue-White Golf Course. Taking the individual title for the second-straight year was senior Cheryl Spring (The Woodlands, Texas), while freshman Danny Pawola (Naperville, Ill.) paced the Nittany Lion men to a third-place finish with an 11th-place individually.

Caitlin Lane Named Big Ten Runner of the Week After Victory at Lock Haven Sep 8, 2009

After leading her Nittany Lion squad to a seven-runner sweep at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals, sophomore Caitlin Lane (Greenwich) has been named Big Ten Runner of the Week, announced by the conference on Tuesday. Lane shares this week's laurels with Big Ten competitors Danielle Tauro of Michigan, and Betsy Flood of Iowa.

Barber and Augustus Fall Short of Finals at IAAF World Championships in Athletics Aug 19, 2009

Fifth-year senior Aleesha Barber (Decatur, Ga.), competing for Trinidad and Tobago, ran a season-best, but can up just shy of a spot in the 100-meter hurdle final Wednesday, bowing out after the semi-final round at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, at Olympic Stadium. Nittany Lion alum and fellow hurdler Toyin Augustus of Nigeria also failed to advance in her second-career World Championship appearance.

Television, Internet Broadcast Schedule Announced for IAAF World Championships in Athletics Aug 13, 2009

Don't miss a minute of the action as Nittany Lion rising seniors Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio), who will be representing the United States of America in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and Aleesha Barber (Decatur, Ga.), who will wear the colors of Trinidad and Tobago in the 100-meter hurdles, compete against the world's greatest track and field athletes at the IAAF World Championships, beginning on Saturday, August 15.

Franek, Barber to Take On World's Best at IAAF World Championships in Athletics Aug 4, 2009

Three members of the Gophers' 2009 squad - Alicia Rue, Liz Roehrig and Heather Dorniden - will compete in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.Rising track and field seniors Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) and Aleesha Barber (Decatur, Ga.) will take on the world's best this month, traveling to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, set for August 15-23 in Berlin Olympic Stadium. Franek, who will compete for the United States, is scheduled to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Barber, who will be wearing the colors of Trinidad and Tobago, will take on the field in the 100-meter hurdles.

Johnson, Hunter In Solid Standing In Heptathlon at USATF Championships Jun 28, 2009

Nittany Lion volunteer assistant Gigi Johnson stands in fifth place, while senior Gayle Hunter (Riverside, Calif.) is currently 11th, with four events completed in the women's heptathlon, Saturday at the USATF Outdoor Championships at theUniversity of Oregon. Johnson and Hunter will complete their final three events on Sunday, while junior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) will take on the field in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final, and freshman Dan Sandrowicz (Indiana, Pa.) is set for the junior men's triple jump.

Bridget Franek Qualifies for IAAF World Track and Field Championships! Jun 28, 2009

Junior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) will get a chance to showcase her talents on the world's stage this summer, thanks to a third-place effort in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Sunday at the USATF Track and Field Championships, at Historic Hayward Field. Franek's finish is good for a spot on the United States squad headed for the 2009 IAAF World Championships, set for August 15-23, in Berlin, Germany.

Franek Advances to Steeplechase Final; Former Nittany Lion Shakeema Welsch Wins USA Title Jun 28, 2009

Junior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) clinched a spot in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final, while Nittany Lion alum Shakeema (Walker) Welsch took top honors in the triple jump, Friday at the USATF Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon. Also posting outstanding results was freshman Anya Uzoh (Laurel, Md.), who claimed seventh-place overall in the junior men's decathlon at Historic Hayward Field.

Dorr, Cox Advance To Semi-Finals at USATF Outdoor Championships Jun 25, 2009

Upon the completion of five events of the junior men's decathlon, freshman Anya Uzoh (Laurel, Md.) sits in fourth place in an outstanding field, Thursday at the USATF Junior and Senior Championships, at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Follow the Nittany Lions at the USATF Junior and Senior Championships Jun 25, 2009

With the NCAA track and field season coming to an end two weeks ago, many current and former Nittany Lions will take on top competition from around the country this week at the USATF Junior and Senior Championships at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Action gets underway on Thursday and concludes on Sunday at the storied track and field venue on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Bridget Franek Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team Jun 23, 2009

With the NCAA track and field season coming to an end two weeks ago, many current and former Nittany Lions will take on top competition from around the country this week at the USATF Junior and Senior Championships at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Action gets underway on Thursday and concludes on Sunday at the storied track and field venue on the campus of the University of Oregon.Junior Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine All-America Track and Field Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The award is the first ESPN The Magazine citation for the junior, who recently earned All-America honors on the track with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Franek, a six-time NCAA All-American, was awarded third team honors by CoSIDA.

Men's Track and Field and Cross Country Programs Finishes 14th in John McDonnell Program of the Year Standings Jun 21, 2009

The Nittany Lion men's track and field/cross country team has proven itself as one of the top programs in the nation, finishing 14th in the John McDonnell Program of the Year standings, announced late last week by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Nittany Lion men posted scoring efforts at all three championships this year, including the NCAA Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

Men's Track and Field and Cross Country Finishes 14th in John McDonnell Program of the Year Standings Jun 21, 2009

The Nittany Lion men's track and field/cross country team has proven itself as one of the top programs in the nation, finishing 14th in the John McDonnell Program of the Year standings, announced late last week by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Nittany Lion men posted scoring efforts at all three championships this year, including the NCAA Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

Foster, Smith, 4x400 Capture All-America Honors on Final Day of NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 13, 2009

The Nittany Lion men's track and field/cross country team has proven itself as one of the top programs in the nation, finishing 14th in the John McDonnell Program of the Year standings, announced late last week by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Nittany Lion men posted scoring efforts at all three championships this year, including the NCAA Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Championships.Sophomore Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) claimed All-America honors in the 800-meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Saturday at John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

Day Three of NCAA Outdoor Championships Delayed; New Schedule Announced Jun 12, 2009

Senior Gayle Hunter (Riverside, Calif.) added her eighth All-America certificate to her lengthy resume, finishing fifth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Friday at John McDonnell Field.Severe thunderstorms have once again delayed the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Friday at John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas.

Foster, Dorr, 4x400 Blaze to Finals at NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 11, 2009

Sophomore Ryan Foster (Tasmania,Australia) and junior Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.) are still in the hunt for All-America honors, as both Nittany Lions captured lanes in the final round of their respective event, Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, at John McDonnell Field.

Franek, Foster, Dorr, McQuillen Advance on Day One of NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 10, 2009

Before the meet was delayed due to severe thunder storms, the Nittany Lion track and field team managed to advance three athletes through the opening rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Wednesday at John McDonnell Field, on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Among the day one qualifiers were Nittany Lions sophomore Ryan Foster (Tasmania, Australia) in the 800-meters, sophomore b (Johnstown, Pa.) in the javelin, and junior Fawn Dorr (Akron, N.Y.) in the 400-meter hurdles. Lions Bridget Franek (Hiram, Ohio), Gayle Hunter (Riverside, Calif.), Bianca Fung (North Babylon, N.Y.), and Ryan Fritz (Parkesburg, Pa.) are still scheduled to compete this evening, but will have to wait out the rain delay before they hit the track.

Bouchelle and Pagana Named Big Ten Medal of Honor Winners Jun 10, 2009

The Big Ten Conference announced the two Penn State student-athletes who graduated in May as the 2009 Medal of Honor winners by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday. Zoe Bouchelle (Cockeysville, Md.) of women's soccer and James Pagana (Sellersville, Pa.) of men's track & field are Penn State's representatives among the 22 Big Ten student-athletes who were bestowed as winners.

Athlete Spotlight: Mahagony Jones Stephen Mazzone May 11, 2009

The 18-year-old Jones, bound for Penn State in the fall on a track scholarship, has begun her outdoor season with high expectations. That confidence was certainly boosted during her winter campaign when the gifted sprinter took home gold in three different events at the OATCCC Ohio State Indoor Championship on March 9, earning then personal bests in the 60 (7.49 seconds), the 200 (24.4) and the 400 (55.5).

College Signings - Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 6, 2009

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.  This article will be updated throughout February as more responses are returned.

COLLEGE ACTION: Another busy weekend at VCP Jack Pfeifer Sep 22, 2008

NYU opened defense of its NCAA championship in men’s cross country over the weekend, winning its own invitational Saturday morning at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Coach Nick McDonough’s Violets, surprise winners of the Div. III nationals a year ago, rested two of last year’s top returnees, Jesse Schneider (Delhi NY) and Calvin Lee (Old Tappan NJ), and relied on newcomers. “We’ll be looking to reload after our last few highly successful seasons,” McDonough said. “We have a lot of young guys, including some freshmen, that will help fill the void.”