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Dan Chisena
Dan  Chisena


Downington, Pa.

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T&F Garners USTFCCCA Academic Honors

Twenty Nittany Lions, women’s team honored with academic honors


Midseason Performance Progress is Promising


Record-tying 299 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors in 2016-17

School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports


BLOG: Big Ten Adrenaline Fuels Team for Nationals


BLOG: Track and Field Season Preview: Sprints, Hurdles, Relays


On the National Stage... || 2017 Outdoor ||
Competed in the 4x100-meter relay (39.15) and 4x400-meter relay (3:04.17) finishing 13th and ninth, respectively, at the NCAA Championships... Ran a leg on the school record 4x100-meter relay that carried the baton to a time of 39.08 second, competed in the 400-meters (47.89) and the 4x400-meter relay running a school record time of 3:03.48... || 2017 Indoor || Ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay that finished 10th running 3:07.43 || 2016 Outdoor || Ran as a member of the No. 4 fastest 4x100-meter relay (40.04)... Ran a leg on the 4x400-meter (3:08.02) relay at the NCAA East Preliminary

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2017 Outdoor ||
Competed in the 200-meters (21.56), 400-meters (46.16) finishing third running the No. 6 time in program history and 4x400-meter relay (3:05.22) earning a silver medal...  || 2017 Indoor || Competed in the 200-meters (21.19) finishinf ninth, 400-meters (47.89) finishing 20th, and ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay running 3:04.80 - a school record time - capturing the conference title || 2016 Outdoor || Competed in four events... Set a season best time of 10.46w and ran a time of 21.20 in the 200-meters during prelims... Ran a leg on the fifth-place 4x100-meter relay (40.20) and the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:07.25) || 2016 Indoor || Recorded a 13th-place finishin the 200-meters while running a season best time of 21.46... Finished 16th in the 60-meters clocking a season best time of 6.86 seconds

Around the Track... || 2017 Outdoor ||
Competed in seven meets... Recorded 15 top-10 finishes... Posted season best of 10.65 in the 100-meters and 21.56 in the 200-meters || 2017 Indoor || Competed in six meets... Posted 13 top-10 finishes... Recorded season best of 6.95 (60-meters), 21.19 9 (200-meters), and 47.89 (400-meters) || 2016 Outdoor || Competed in six meets... Competed in the 100-meters, 200-meters, and as a leg on the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays... Set season best in the 100-meters of 10.63 and 200-meters running 21.05 at the Texas Invitational in Austin, TX... Ran the second leg on the No. 3 4x100-meter relay in program history (39.92) set at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten meet hosted by Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. || 2016 Indoor || Competed in three meets... Recorded five top-five finishes throughout the season.

Before Penn State… || High School PR || 100: 10.52, 200: 21.29 || High School || Very accomplished track athlete...Won state titles in the 2015 PIAA Class AAA Outdoor 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay...Ran a 10.52 in the 100, 21.29 in the 200 and helped the 4x100-meter team run a 42.01...Earned PFTCA Outdoor first-team all-state honors in those events...Led Downingtown East to a fourth-place finish as a team...At the 2015 PIAA Class AAA Indoor Championships, he placed seventh in the 200-meter and fourth in the 4x200-meter relay || Personal || Son of Dave and Jody Chisena...Hobbies include biking, golfing and hiking...Father, Dave, played football at the University of Delaware (1979-83)...Great-grandfather, grandparents and cousin all attended Penn State...Great-grandfather, Enos J. Perry, is a distinguished Penn State alum...Plans to major in engineering...Born February 25, 1997 in Paoli, Pa.


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