Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Masters clocks lifetime best at 5000 meters
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Hill hits big effort in men's shot; Jones excels in sprints
Track and Field captures nine event victories in Tuscaloosa
On the National Scene ... || 2013 Outdoor || Enjoyed a stellar outdoor season, qualifying for the NCAA First Round in the 800 ... Advanced through the preliminary round of the event, and placed 14th overall in the quarter final - just two spots shy of a trip to the NCAA Championships. || 2013 Indoor || Served as the alternate on the Nittany Lions' NCAA runner-up distance medley relay.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the final of the 800 with a PR 1:49.28, placing ninth in the final. || 2013 Indoor || Ran the 800 leg on the Nittany Lions' Big Ten Champion DMR ... Also placed fifth individually in the 800, clocking a lifetime-indoor best 1:49.42 in the prelims. || 2012 Indoor || Scored an eighth-place finish in the 600, clocking 1:19.97 in the final ... Ran a career-best 1:18.96 in the preliminaries.
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Competed in his first cross country race for the Lions, placing 20th at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals.
Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Ran a then-PR 1:49.32 for the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Finished second in the 800 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou, and fifth in the event at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama. || 2013 Indoor || Won the 600 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Ran on winning DMRs at the Penn State Relays, and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Finished third in his 800 heat at the Washington Husky Classic, running 1:50.28 ... Placed sixth in the 800 at the Penn State National. || 2012 Outdoor || Was a part of Nittany Lion history as a member of the winning 4x800 at Penn Relays ... The squad ran 7:19.76 to win the school's first Championship of America in the event since 1987 ... Won the 800 at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational in 1:50.30 ... Placed 11th in the 800 at the LSU Invitational ... Took sixth in the 800 at the Jim Click Shootout. || 2012 Indoor || Was a member of the second-place DMR at the Penn State Relays ... Finished third in the 600 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Ran on the third-place DMR at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Ran an indoor PR of 1:52.18 at the Flotrack Husky Classic at Washington.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Came to Penn State with some outstanding middle distance credentials, including a 10th-place effort in the 800-meters at New Balance Outdoor Nationals, where he clocked a personal-best 1:51.34 ... Placed second in the event at the NYSPHSAA State Championships, and was also a member of Monroe-Woodbury's fourth-place 4x800-meter relay ... Took third in the half mile at the N.Y. state meet as a junior, and went on to anchor the runner-up sprint medley relay at New Balance Outdoor Nationals with an official 800 split of 1:49.13 ... High school PR for 400-meters was 47.75. || Personal || Born September 6, 1992.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field