Track and field coming off sensational results at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Kurzdorfer Earns Second Team All-America Status
Track and field to send a total of 16 athletes to NCAA Outdoor Championships
Senior earns Athlete of the Year status; Rookie named Freshman of the Year
Kovacs, Loxsom, Gehret, and men's 4x400-meter relay claim conference title
Iheoma's Collegiate Personal Bests ...
On the National Stage ... || 2011 Outdoor || Split 52.57 to help the Nittany Lions to a fourth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay ... The quartet ran 3:30.35 - a season best and the third-fastest performance in school history ... Placed 22nd in the open 400-meters (53.94), earning honorable mention All-America status ... Cruised to a personal-best 53.50 to finish sixth overall at the NCAA First Round and earn a bid to the NCAA Championships ... Was also a member of the fifth-place 4x400 (3:33.41) at the First Round meet. || 2011 Indoor || Earned her first-career All-America finish via a sixth-place standing in the 4x400 ... Squad ran 3:34.00, which ties for the second-fastest indoor time in school history.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2011 Outdoor || Scored in four events, including a third-place effort in the 400 in 54.16 ... Also placed eighth in the 200 (24.21) individually, and assisted on the second-place 4x400 (3:37.57) and fourth-place 4x100 (45.93). || 2011 Indoor || Earned her first-career Big Ten title as a member of the winning 4x400 (3:37.80) ... Scored a fourth-place finish in the 600-meters with a season-best effort of 1:30.42.
Around the Track ... || 2011 Outdoor || Ran on a trio of top five teams at Penn Relays, assisting on the second-place 4x200 in the ECAC heat, and the fourth-place sprint medley, and fifth-place 4x400 in the "Championship of America" sections ... Won the 400 at the Jesse Owens Classic in 54.00 ... Placed eighth in the 400 at War Eagle Invitational at Auburn and 15th at Florida Relays. || 2011 Indoor || Ran a season-best 55.29 for the 400 at the Tyson Invitational ... Took top honors in the 600 (1:30.90) at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Ran on winning 4x400s at the Penn State Relays, Nittany Lion Challenge, Penn State National and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
Before Penn State ... ||University of Florida || A member of Florida's 4x400-meter relay at the 2010 NCAA First Round, which ran a season-best 3:38.09 ... Ran the anchor leg on the third-place 4x400 in the College Section at Penn Relays as a sophomore ... Covered the 800-meter leg on Florida's fourth-place DMR at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships ... Ran a collegiate PR 25.05 for 200 at the UCF Invitational as a sophomore. || High School || Won the 200 and 400 at the PIAA Championships as a senior ... Took first in the 400 and finished second in the 200 as a senior at the Pa. Indoor State Championships... A member of the United Stars Track Club out of the Philadelphia area, which set a national record for the 4x800-meter relay in 2007 (8:50.72) ... High school personal bests of: 200 (24.17), 400 (54.41), and 800 (2:08). || Personal || Born May 8, 1990 ... Daughter of Jude Iheoma and Doris Modu ... Majoring in Telecommunications.