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Top distance athletes travel West for Mt. SAC Relays
Hill hits big effort in men's shot; Jones excels in sprints
Lions open outdoor season this weekend
Nittany Lion women earn No. 20 preseason ranking; men begin season in 21st
Nittany Lions to open indoor season at Blue-White Meet next month
On the National Scene ... || 2011 Cross Country || Finished 16th overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, claiming her first-career All-America certificate ... Cover the 6K course in 20:03 to lead the Nittany Lions to a 13th-place finish in the team standings. || 2011 Outdoor || Competed in the 5,000-meters at the NCAA First Round, finishing 20th. || 2011 Indoor || Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile run, placing 14th overall to earn Second-Team All-America honors ... Won the mile at the Alex Wilson Last Chance, setting a new personal-best 4:38.37. || 2010 Cross Country || Was the Nittany Lions' number two at the NCAA Championships, placing 96th in team scoring, and 130th overall ... Finishing time was 21:34 ... Earned NCAA All-Region status, finishing 12th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Broke the tape in 20:34 - a season best for 6K - as Penn State's top finisher. || 2010 Outdoor || Ran 4:23.17 to advance through the preliminaries at the NCAA First Round ... Clocked 4:27.30 in the First Round quarter-final, placing 20th overall ... Season-best 4:20.40 was the 18th fastest time in the NCAA Eastern Standings during the outdoor season. || 2010 Indoor || An NCAA provisional qualifier in the mile run (4:42.88) and the 3,000-meters (9:24.53). || 2009 Cross Country || Ran as the Lions' number two at the NCAA Championships, placing 86th overall and 69th among team competitors in 21:11 ... Placed 29th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. || 2009 Outdoor || Finished 15th in the 1500 at the NCAA East Regional, clocking a personal-best 4:26.34.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2012 Indoor || Claimed top honors in the Big Ten mile, finishing in 4:39.90 ... Completed the Big Ten distance triple, scoring third-place finishes in both the 3000 and 5000 ... Ran 9:22.18 for 3K and 16:25.16 for 5K at the conference meet. || 2011 Cross Country || Clocked 19:58 for 6,000-meters to win her first-career Big Ten Cross Country crown ... Was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year for her efforts ... Became the second Nittany Lion to win Big Tens in the last three years, following Bridget Franek's victory in 2009. || 2011 Outdoor || Ran to a fifth-place finish in the 1500, clocking 4:28.37 ... Also competed in the 5K. || 2011 Indoor || Earned silver-medal status and all-conference second team honors with a second-place finish in the mile run (4:43.44) ... Took on the distance "trifecta" at the conference meet, competing in the mile, 3000, and 5000. || 2010 Cross Country || Finished third for Penn State and 23rd overall in 20:59. || 2010 Outdoor || Ran a PR 16:39.18 to finish eighth in the 5000-meters ... Placed 16th overall in the 1500-meters. || 2010 Indoor || Scored a seventh place finish in the 800-meters, thanks to a finishing time of 2:10.37 after running 2:10.99 in the preliminaries ... Placed 16th in the 5000 (16:39.18).||2009 Cross Country || One of the Lion top five on the 2009 Big Ten Championship squad ... Placed 22nd in the conference field as the Lions' number four, finishing in 21:24. || 2009 Outdoor || Placed 14th overall in the 1500 with a finishing time of 4:33.76. || 2009 Indoor || Ran 4:50.77 to finish eighth in the mile after running a personal-best 4:49.74 in the preliminaries. || 2008 Cross Country || Took 46th overall at the Big Ten Championships.
On the Course ... || 2012 Outdoor || Redshirted the outdoor season. || 2012 Indoor || Kicked off the indoor season with a bang, breaking her own school record in the 1000 by running 2:44.24 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Led of the Lions' school-record DMR at the PSU National ... Helped the squad to a second-place finish in 11:05.16 ... Also won the mile at the PSU National, running 4:39.31 ... Turned in a PR 4:39.24 for the mile at the Armory Last Chance in New York City ... Clocked a career-best 9:15.16 for the 3K at the Flotrack Husky Classic at Washington. || 2010 Cross Country || Was a member of the Nittany Lion top five in all eight competitions ... Won the Lock Haven Dolan Duals for the third-straight year, earning Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors ... Placed 11th at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, and 25th at the Penn State National. || 2009 Cross Country || Competed in seven competitions, turning in a victory at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals for the second-straight year ... Was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for her winning effort ... Placed 10th at the Cappy Anderson Invitational, and 16th at the Penn State National ... Ran as one of the Lion top five all season. || 2008 Cross Country || Took the individual title at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for her efforts ... A member of the Lion top seven throughout the season ... Placed and 40th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional.
Around the Track ... || 2011 Outdoor || Was a member of the Nittany Lions' school-record 4x800 at Penn Relays ... Squad combined to run 8:39.44 to finish seventh in the "Championship of America" section ... Ran a season-best 4:23.07 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Won the mile run at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Finished 17th in her section of the 5K at the Stanford Invitational with a PR 16:18.14. || 2011 Indoor || Record three-straight victories to start the indoor season, winning the 1000 at the Nittany Lion Challenge, the mile run at the Penn State National, and the 800 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Set a new school record in the 1000 at the Nittany Lion Challenge, running 2:45.95 ... Placed sixth in her heat of the 3K at the Flotrack Husky Classic, finishing with a PR 9:18.74. || 2010 Outdoor || Ran an impressive 4:20.20 for the 1500-meters to finish fourth at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational ... Time is the sixth-fastest effort in the Nittany Lion history ... Placed ninth in the 1500 at the Sun Angel Classic ... Ran the lead off leg on the fourth-place DMR at Florida Relays ... Covered the 800-meter leg on Penn State's 11th-place DMR at Penn Relays ... Placed 11th in the 800 at Florida Relays. || 2010 Indoor || Earned a victory in the 800 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup in a PR 2:09.53 ... Claimed top honors in the mile at the PSU Northeast Challenge, going 4:52.44 ... Ran 4:42.88 for the mile at the Husky Classic, good for seventh place ... Placed 11th in the mile at the Alex Wilson Last Chance. || 2009 Outdoor || Won the Invitational 1500-meters at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Clocked a regional-qualifying 4:26.38 to take top honors in the 1500 at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 800 and fifth in the 1500 at the Jim Click Shootout ... Ran a season-best 2:11.18 in the 800 at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Ran the 1200 lead-off leg on the fourth-place DMR in the Championship of America section at Penn Relays. || 2009 Indoor || Won the mile at the Penn State Open in 4:52.39 ... Ran on the winning 4xmile relay at the Penn State Relays ... Place eighth in the invitational mile at the Penn State National ... Took third in the 3000 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup in 9:44.08 ... Captured fourth in the mile at the Washington Husky Invitational in 4:50.67.
Before Penn State ... || High School || One of the most decorated athletes in New York high school athletics ... A two-time participant at the Footlocker National Cross Country Championships ... Won New York Class C cross country titles in 2006 and 2007 ... Finished sixth in the mile at the prestigious Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden. || Personal || Daughter of Robert and Dena Lane ... Born April 8, 1990 ... Majoring in Journalism.
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