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Elizabeth Chikotas
Elizabeth  Chikotas


Hellertown, Pa.

High School:
Saucon Valley



Chemical Engineering


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


Seventy-Eight Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients


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On the National Scene...|| 2016 Cross Country ||Finished third at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships running 20:17 on the 6k course... Placed 15th at the NCAA Championships running 20:09.4 and earned All-American honors || 2015 Cross Country || Finished 102nd at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. running a time of 20:50.3... Placed 10th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships hosted by Princeton || 2015 Outdoor ||Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 5,000-meter run … Secured her spot in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with an eighth-place finish with her time of 16:09.26 … In her NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships debut, Chikotas placed 19th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:34.43 || 2014 Cross Country || Placed 54th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional with her time of 21:59

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2017 Outdoor ||
Competed in the 5K running 17:02.66 finishing 13th... ||2016 Cross Country||Placed 10th at the B1G championships to help Penn State Capture the B1G title  || 2015 Cross Country || Recorded a sixth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships helping Penn State capture the second B1G title in program history || 2015 Outdoor || Finished fifth in the 5,000-meter run with her time of 16:28.92 || 2015 Indoor || Posted a pair of fourth place finishes (3,000 – 9:21.62, 5,000 – 16:20.81) || 2014 Cross Country || Finished just shy of second-team All-Big Ten honors with her 15th-place finish (20:29.7) ... Named the Big Ten Women's Cross Country Freshman of the Year ... She is the third Nittany Lion to win the award and the first since 2009 (Nicole Lord)

Around the Track... || 2017 Outdoor ||
Competed in three meets...  || 2017 Indoor || Did not compete || 2016 Outdoor ||Did not compete || 2016 Indoor || Competed in five meets... Ran the No 5 time in program history in the 5,000-meters clocking 16:04.66 at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. ... Was a member of the winning DMR and 4x800-meter relay at the Penn State Relays... Finished third in the 3,000-meters at the Penn State National running 9:17.58, a personal best... Set a personal best of 4:45.59 in the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge || 2015 Outdoor || Finished second in the 1,500-meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic with her personal-best time of 4:23.24 … Won the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays with her personal-best time of 16:05.46 Her time of 16:05.46 ranks fifth all-time at Penn State … Finished fifth in her section of the 1,500-meter run at the Payton Jordan Invite with her time of 4:23.77 || 2015 Indoor || At the Nittany Lion Challenge, Chikotas posted a personal-best time of 4:46.54 en route to a first-place finish in the mile … Finished 19th in the 3,000-meter run at the Husky Classic with her time of 9:25.24 … Tallied a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Penn State National with her time of 9:25.87

On the Course...|| 2016 Cross Country || 
Opened the year with a second-place finish at the Dolan Duals (13:38.50)... Placed 2nd at the Spike Shoe Invitational (20:53)... Placed 13th at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:08.3)...Placed 2nd at the Penn State National Open (20:10.30) || 2015 Cross Country|| Competed in seven meets... Recorded a season-best time of 20:14.1 in the 6K at Big Ten Championships. Finished second at the Dolan Duals meet to open the season... Recorded a third-place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky. in a time of 17:08.3... Finished fourth at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite in Madison, Wis. || 2014 Cross Country || Competed in six meets as a freshman ... Top Nittany Lion finisher in four of the six meets she competed in ... Opened her Penn State career with a second-place finish at the Dolan Duals (14:44.63) ... Led the Nittany Lions to the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe team title with her third-place finish (21:03.3) ... Finished 14th at the Notre Dame Invitational (16:37.4) ... Was the top Nittany Lion and the top true freshman at the Pre-National Invitational (eighth) with her time of 21:00.9

Before Penn State... || High School PRs ||
800: 2:17.43 ...1,600: 4:54.25 ... 3,200: 10:36.65 ... Cross Country (5k): 18:03.40 || High School || PIAA AA cross country state champion ... PIAA AA 3,200-meter run state champion ... All-state (cross country and track & field) ... Holds the district records in cross country, the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter events ... Four-year letter winner in cross country and track & field ... Captain of the cross country team ... National Honor Society member || Personal || Daughter of Ann and Bryan Chikotas ... Born April 5, 1996 ... Mechanical engineering major

Indoor Track & Field Personal Best Marks

MILE Nittany Lion Challenge 4:45.59
5000 Husky Classic 16:04.66
3000 Penn State National 9:17.58

Complete Indoor Track & Field Results

   02/26 - Feb 27, 2016 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 3000 9:21.91 5th (F)
   02/26 - Feb 27, 2016 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 5000 DNF  
   02/12 - Feb 13, 2016 Husky Classic 5000 16:04.66 12th (F)
   Jan 29, 2016 Penn State National 3000 9:17.58 3rd (F)
   Jan 16, 2016 Nittany Lion Challenge Mile 4:45.59 1st (F)
   Jan 09, 2016 Penn State Relays 4x800 8:45.85 1st (F)
   Jan 09, 2016 Penn State Relays DMR 11:43.09 1st (F)
   02/27 - Feb 28, 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 3000 9:21.62 4th (F)
   02/27 - Feb 28, 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 5000 16:20.81 4th (F)
   Feb 13, 2015 2015 UW Husky Classic 3000 9:25.24 19th (F)
   02/06 - Feb 07, 2015 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup Mile 4:46.80 1st (F)
   01/30 - Jan 31, 2015 Penn State National Invitational 3000 9:25.87 2nd (F)
   01/30 - Jan 31, 2015 Penn State National Invitational DMR 11:22.61 3rd (F)
   Jan 17, 2015 Nittany Lion Challenge Mile 4:46.54 1st (F)
   Jan 10, 2015 Penn State Relays DMR 11:59.54 2nd (F)


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