2014 cross country/track & field teams were honored last week
Britton, Gerlach, Jones, Leap, Seymour and Waithe headed to Oregon for the NCAA Finals
A pair of Nittany Lion multi-event athletes go full force into the outdoor season
Nittany Lions in fourth place heading into highly-competitive day two on Saturday
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 long jump ... At the NCAA East Prelims, Howell finished second in the long jump with her lifetime-best mark of 20-10.75, which is tied for third all-time at Penn State ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon and the long jump ... Finished 10th in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships with her score of 5,530 ... In the heptathlon competition, Howell finished second in the long jump (19-10.25), first in the high jump with her lifetime-best mark of 5-10, 18th in the 800-meter run (2:27.37), 14th in the shot put with her season-best distance of 37-6.75, 10th in the 100-meter hurdles (13.96), sixth in the 200-meter dash (24.73) and 21st in the javelin (96-6) ... Placed 19th in the long jump with her distance of 20-0.25 ... Second Team All-American ... Her mark of 5-10 is tied for ninth at Penn State ... Represented Team USA at the U-23 NACAC Championships ... Finished fifth overall with a score of 5,219 ... In the heptathlon, Howell placed first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.81), second in the 200-meter dash (25.29), second in the high jump (5-7.25), fourth in the shot put (37-10), second in the long jump (18-7.25), fifth in the javelin throw (85-6) and fifth in the 800-meter run (2:29.14) || 2014 Indoor || Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the indoor pentathlon ... Finished seventh overall in the indoor pentathlon at NCAA Championships with her lifetime-best score of 4,202 ... In the indoor pentathlon, Howell finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with her lifetime-best time of 8.31, posted a lifetime-best mark of 37-11.25 in the shot put to finish 10th, and recorded season-best marks of 5-8 (high jump) and 20-4.5 (long jump) ... First Team All-American ... She now ranks second in the pentathlon (4,202), fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.31) and fifth in the long jump (20-4.50) all-time at Penn State
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Outdoor || Won the heptathlon with her score of 5,515 ... In the heptathlon competition, Howell finished first in the long jump (19-8), first in the high jump (5-8), seventh in 800-meter run (2:28.38), sixth in the shot put (37-0.25), first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.90), first in the 200-meter dash (24.59) and seventh in the javelin throw with her lifetime-best mark of 108-2 ... Placed fourth in the long jump (20-0.25), 11th in the high jump (5-7.25) and 12th in the 100-meter hurdles (13.96) ... First Team All-Big Ten || 2014 Indoor || Finished fourth in the indoor pentathlon with her score of 3,997 ... In the indoor pentathlon, Howell finished first in the long jump (19-3.25), first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.36), tied for first in the high jump (5-7) and placed ninth in the shot put (36-9.5) ... Placed ninth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.61) and the long jump (19-6) || 2013 Outdoor || Turned in a sixth-place scoring finish in the heptathlon, thanks to a total score of 5072 - just off her lifetime best ... Posted the top time of the competition in the 100-meter hurdles with a wind-assisted 13.84 ... Recorded a lifetime-best 24.71 in the 200 - the second-best performance of the heptathlon competition ... Would also place 14th in the open 100 hurdles. || 2013 Indoor || Took seventh in the pentathlon at the conference meet, scoring 3650 points ... Scored a sixth-place finish in the open long jump with a leap of 19-1.25 (5.82). || 2012 Outdoor || Placed ninth in the heptathlon with a PR 5093. || 2012 Indoor || Placed fifth in the pentathlon, thanks to a personal-best 3870 ... Record the top long jump in the heptathlon competition with a leap of 18-6.75 (5.66) ... Also competed in the open long jump, placing 16th. || 2011 Outdoor || Competed in the heptathlon and open long jump at the conference meet, clearing a season-best 5-4.50 (1.64) in the heptathlon high jump ... Also turned in a collegiate-outdoor best 18-5.25 (5.62) in the open long jump, placing 10th overall. || 2011 Indoor || Had a busy afternoon at her first conference meet, turning in a sixth-place finish in the pentathlon, and following up with a fifth-place effort in the long jump ... Scored a personal-best 3509 in the pentathlon at the conference meet ... Also competed in the open 60-meter hurdles.
In the Field ... || 2014 Outdoor || Opened the 2014 season with a lifetime-best score of 5,625 to finish second in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays ... Her score of 5,625 moves her into third all-time at Penn State ... In the heptathlon at the Texas Relays, Howell finished first in the long jump (20-0.25), fourth in the high jump (5-7.75), 10th in the 800-meter run (2:21.03), 10th in the shot put (36-9), first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.61), third in the 200-meter dash (24.63) and placed 18th in the javelin throw (101-3) ... Her time of 2:21.03 is a lifetime best ... At the Sun Angel Track Classic, Howell won the long jump with her mark of 20-2.25 and won the 100-meter hurdles with her lifetime-best time of 13.45, which ranks fifth at Penn State ... A member of the 4x200-meter relay team that posted a school record time of 1:33.09 at the Penn Relays || 2014 Indoor || Won the long jump at the Penn State Indoor Relays with her mark of 19-0.5 ... Won the indoor pentathlon at the Penn State National Invitational with her score of 4,061 ... In the indoor pentathlon at the Penn State National Invitational, Howell finished first in the high jump (5-8), the 60-meter hurdles (8.48), the long jump (19-1.25), finished second in the shot put (37-7.25) and posted a season-best time of 2:27.16 in the 800-meter run for eighth ... At the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, Howell ran a lifetime-best time of 1:36.73 in the 600-meter run, won the long jump (18-10.75) and won the 60-meter hurdles (8.36) ... Posted a season-best time of 25.09 in the 200-meter dash at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Track & Field Invitational || 2013 Outdoor || Took top honors in the heptathlon at the prestigious Penn Relays Carnival with a total score of 5084 ... Turned in a lifetime-best 19-10.25 (6.05) in the long jump at the Jim Thorpe Open ... Placed sixth in the long jump at the LSU Battle on the Bayou, and eighth in the 100 hurdles ... Finished with a lifetime-best 13.83 in the 100 hurdles at the Crimson Tide Invitational - good for fourth place ... Was also a member of the winning 4x100 at Alabama. || 2013 Indoor || Finished fifth in the pentathlon at the SPIRE D-I Invitational ... Also turned in a personal indoor best 19-6.25 (5.95) in the long jump at SPIRE ... Won the pentathlon at the PSU National, thanks to a season-best total of 3851 ... Cleared a lifetime-best 5-7.25 (1.71) in the high jump during the event ... Finished fourth in the 60 hurdles at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup with a lifetime-best 8.49 ... Won the hurdles at the Nittany Lion Challenge, finishing in 8.62. || 2012 Outdoor || Scored 4939 to finish 15th in the heptathlon at the Jim Click Shootout ... Won the 100 hurdles at the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2012 Indoor || Won the long jump at the Penn State Relays ... Placed second in the pentathlon at the Penn State National with a total of 3663 points ... Would also finish second in the multi at Sykes & Sabock, finishing with 3778 points ... Top long jump of the season was 19-3.25 (5.87), which was good for eighth place at the Tyson Invitational. || 2011 Outdoor || Totaled a PR 4604 to finish third at the Penn Relays heptathlon ... Scored the best marks in the competition in both the 200 (25.78) and 100 hurdles (14.66) ... Finished fifth in the 100 hurdles and the long jump at the George Mason Spring Invitational ... Highest individual finish was a second-place effort in the long jump at the Jim Thorpe Invitational. || 2011 Indoor || Placed third in the pentathlon at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with a score of 3358 ... Totaled 3326 points to finish sixth in her first-career pentathlon at the Penn State National ... Turned in a collegiate indoor-best 18-10 (5.74) to place 12th in the open long jump at the PSU National ... Also clocked an indoor PR 8.87 for the 60 hurdles during the pentathlon at the PSU National.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Won the indoor state title in the long jump and placed third in the 60-meter hurdles as a senior ... Went on to take runner-up honors at the 2010 PIAA Outdoor Championships ... 2009 PTFCA Indoor State Champion in the long jump, before earning runner-up honors in the event at the 2009 PIAA AAA State Championships with a leap of 18-9.50, to go along with fifth-place effort in the girls' 100-meter hurdles. || Personal || Birthday is September 1, 1992 ... Daughter of Rosemarie Hoslyn ... Enrolled in the College of Health and Human Development.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field