Top distance athletes travel West for Mt. SAC Relays
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Nittany Lions post outstanding performances in Lewisburg
Track and Field set for six-team scored competition in Tuscaloosa
Track and Field posts lifetime bests across the board
On the National Scene...|| 2012 Cross Country || Competed in her third-straight NCAA Cross Country Meet, finishing 188th overall and 150th in team scoring ... Earned All-Region status via a 21st place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships ... Ran 21:17 for 6,000-meters on the Blue-White Course at the Regional. || 2012 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA First Round in the steeplechase.|| 2011 Cross Country || Was the Lions' fifth runner at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, finishing 177th overall and 141st in team scoring ... Clocked 21:38 over the 6,000-meter course ... Placed 32nd overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, just shy of all-region status. || 2011 Outdoor || Placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships. || 2010 Cross Country || Was the seventh finisher on the Lions' NCAA-qualifying squad ... Placed 48th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional.
At the Big Ten Championships...|| 2012 Cross Country || Finished as the Nittany Lions' number six, in 32nd overall - helping the Nittany Lions to a third-place finish ... Ran a season-best 21:05 for 6K at the conference meet. || 2012 Outdoor || Competed in both the steeplechase and 5000 ... Top finish was 19th in the 5K. || 2012 Indoor || Clocked a PR of 9:50.11 in the 3000. || 2011 Cross Country || Earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors following a 14th-place finish ... Was the Lions' third runner on the day, helping the team to a third-place finish ... Finished the 6,000-meter course in 20:44. || 2011 Outdoor || Finished just shy of scoring at the conference meet, placing 10th in the steeplechase in a near-PR 10:41.32.
On the Course...|| 2012 Cross Country || Highest individual finish was 13th at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Also finished in the Nittany Lion top seven at the Greater Louisville Classic and Adidas Wisconsin Invitational. || 2011 Cross Country || Took second place at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Finished 22nd at the Penn State National ... Also competed at the Roy Griak and Notre Dame Invitationals. || 2010 Cross Country || Ran in the Nittany Lion top seven throughout the season ... Highest finish was fourth at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals.
Around the Track...|| 2012 Outdoor || Turned in a PR 10:28.82 in the steeplechase at Penn Relays ... Finished second in the steeple at the Jim Click Shootout, and third at the Bison Outdoor Classic. || 2012 Indoor || Ran a PR 17:16.80 in the 5K at the Flotrack Husky Classic at Washington ... Won the unseeded 3K at the Penn State National, finishing in 9:52.99 ... Placed 11th in the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge. || 2011 Outdoor || Turned in a personal-best 10:40.77 to finish 13th in the steeplechase at Penn Relays ... Placed second in the steeple at both the George Mason Spring Classic and Jesse Owens Track Classic. || 2011 Indoor || Top indoor finish was fourth in the 5,000-meters at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, where she ran a PR 17:41.87 ... Finished ninth in the mile at the Akron Invitational was a collegiate personal-best 5:12.33 .
Before Penn State...|| High School || A four-time PIAA qualifier in outdoor track, and two-time entrant at the state cross country meet ... Four-time District 9 Champion in the 3200-meters ... Ran a personal-best 10:43.87 to win the AA 3200-meters at the PIAA Outdoor Championships as a senior ... Placed fourth in the 3,000-meters at the indoor state meet, running 10:11.71 ... Also won the 3K at the Kevin Dare High School Invitational at Penn State as a senior ... Placed sixth at the PIAA AA Cross Country Championships as a senior. || Personal || Daughter of Brad and Patty Giannotti ... Birthday is July 12, 1992 ... Studying Rehabilitation and Human Services.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field
2011 Meet-by-Meet Results