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Robert Cardina
Robert Cardina

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Pa.

High School:
Conestoga Valley

Event:
Multi-Events

Experience:
SO


On the National Stage... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the decathlon competition ... Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the high jump event ... A member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished 15th at NCAA East Prelims, just over a second shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships ... At the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Cardina garnered First Team All-American honors as he placed eighth with his lifetime-best score of 7,666 points, which makes him the first Penn State student-athlete to be named an All-American in the decathlon since 1998 and it is also the highest Penn State finish in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships since Dave Masgay placed seventh in 1987 ... Cardina also broke his own school record for points on the first day of the decathlon (4,087) ... Ran a lifetime-best time of 10.87 in the 100-meter dash ... His score of 7,666 points in the decathlon ranks second all-time in the Penn State record books ... His time of 49.49 in the 400-meter dash was the fourth-fastest in the decathlon event.

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2014 Outdoor || Finished third in the decathlon with his score of 7,619 points ... In the decathlon, Cardina won two events (400-meter dash and the javelin throw) and placed second in three events (high jump, 100-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles) || 2014 Indoor || Placed fourth in the heptathlon with his lifetime-best score of 5,511, which is also the school record ... In the heptathlon competition, Cardina finished second in the 60-meter dash (7.04) and second in the high jump (6-9), both marks are Penn State heptathlon event records.

In the Field ... || 2014 Outdoor || Mainly competed in the decathlon for the Nittany Lions ... Finished fourth in decathlon at the Texas Relays with his score of 7,508 points ... Won the high jump event in the decathlon at the Texas Relays with his lifetime-best height of 7-0.25, which is a Penn State decathlon record and is tied for eighth all-time in the Penn State record books ... He also ran a wind-aided time of 14.98 in the 110-meter hurdles to finish second in the decathlon event ... Cardina set the school records for points on the first day of the decathlon twice, first at the Texas Relays (4,069) and again at the NCAA Championships (4,087) ... Set lifetime-bests in all the events he competed in during the outdoor season, except the 110-meter hurdles || 2014 Indoor || Mainly competed in the heptathlon competition for the Nittany Lions ... Won the long jump event at the Penn State Indoor Relays with his mark of 23-2 ... Tallied a then-lifetime-best score of 5,257 points to win the heptathlon competition at the Penn State National Invitational ... In the heptathlon competition at the Penn State National Invitational, Cardina won four events, finished second in two events and third in one event ... Ran the second leg of the second-place DMR team at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Set lifetime-bests in every event he competed in during the indoor season || 2013 Seasons || Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Competed unattached in the heptathlon at the PSU National, finishing with a lifetime-best score of 4869.

Before Penn State ... || High School || Picked up a pair of All-State finishes at the PIAA Outdoor Championships as a senior, placing sixth in the 300 hurdles and seventh in the high jump ...Won both the 110 and 300 hurdles at the Lebanon-Lancaster League Championships in 2012 ... Placed second at his league meet in the high jump, clearing a PR 6-8 ... Finished sixth in the high jump at Penn Relays senior year ... Was the state runner-up as a junior ... Boasts bests of 14.32 in the 110 hurdles, and 38.55 for the 300 hurdles.

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
60m 7.04 ***
100m *** 10.90/10.87w
400m 50.61 48.97
1000m 2:53.38 ***
1500m *** 4:53.63
60mH 8.36 ***
110mH *** 14.67
High Jump 6-10.75 (2.10) 7-0.25 (2.14)
Pole Vault 14-3.25 (4.35) 13-9.75 (4.21)
Long Jump 23-2 (7.06) 22-6.5 (6.87)/23-2.75 (7.08)w
Shot Put 43-3.75 (13.20) 43-1.5 (13.14)
Discus *** 136-1 (41.48)
Javelin *** 200-4 (61.06)
Heptathlon 5511 ***
Decathlon *** 7666
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