Britton, Gerlach, Jones, Leap, Seymour and Waithe headed to Oregon for the NCAA Finals
Penn State wins Distance Medley Relay title for third consecutive year; Nittany Lions sixth heading into day two of Big Ten Championship competition
Penn State's next action will come at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 28 and March 1
Nittany Lions to open indoor campaign Jan. 11 at Penn State Relays
On the National Stage ... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the shot put ... Qualified for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the shot put with his fifth-place (65-9.75) finish at the NCAA East Prelims ... Named a Second Team All-American for his 15th-place finish in the shot put (62-9.5) ... Recorded a 10th-place finish (64-1.25) in the shot put at the USATF Championships ... Placed second in the shot put (61-10.25) at the 2014 NACAC U-23 Championships as a member of the USA team || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the shot put.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Outdoor || Won the shot put event with his lifetime-best mark of 67-6, which moves him into second all-time in the Penn State record books ... Garnered Big Ten Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Championships honors ... He is the first Nittany Lion to be named Athlete of the Championships ... First Team All-Big Ten || 2014 Indoor || Placed sixth in the shot put (59-4) || 2013 Outdoor || Finished third in the shot put with a toss of 61-9.75 (18.84) ... Also competed in the discus. || 2013 Indoor || Turned in a scoring finish in his first Big Ten appearance, taking seventh in the shot put.
In the Field ... || 2014 Outdoor || Mainly competed in the shot put ... Named the Big Ten Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week (April 30) ... Opened the 2014 season with a third-place finish in the shot put (59-0.75) at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Won the shot put event five times, which occurred over five-straight weeks ... Won the shot put at the Penn Relays (63-11.75) || 2014 Indoor || Mainly competed in the shot put ... Won two events, including the Penn State National Invitational (60-1.25) ... Tossed a season-best mark of 62-2.50 in the shot put en route to a third-place finish at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Invitational ... His toss of 62-2.50 moved him into fourth all-time in the Penn State record books || 2013 Outdoor || Launched a lifetime-best 62-9.25 (19.13) at the Jim Thorpe Invitational, which ranks as the fifth-best throw in the Nittany Lion record books ... Won the shot against national-class competition at the LSU Battle on the Bayou with an effort of 62-7.25 (19.08) ... Finished second in the shot at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama ... Finished third in the "Championship" shot put at Penn Relays ... Top discus mark was 160-3 (48.85) at the Bucknell Team Challenge. || 2013 Indoor || Picked up shot put victories at the Penn State Relays, PSU National, and Va. Tech Last Chance ... Turned in a season-best toss of 60-9.50 (18.53) at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup. || University of Houston || Spent his freshman year at the University of Houston ... Qualified for the NCAA Western Preliminary Round in the shot put ... Placed fourth in the shot at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships ... Was sixth in the event at the indoor conference meet ... Top finish on the year was a second-place standing at the Victor Lopez Classic at Rice || High School || PIAA runner up in the shot put as a senior at Penn Wood High School ... Also qualified for the state meet in discus during his senior year ... District I and Delco Champion in the discus in 2011 ... Was also second at the state indoor championships during senior year ... Went on to finish seventh at New Balance Indoor Nationals thanks to a PR 60-7.5. || Personal || Born on August 17, 1993 ... Son of Ellus Hill and Katherine Wade.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field