Nittany Lion duo earns First Team All-America honors
Loxsom named Most Outstanding Athlete for Relay Events
Nittany Lions travel to the Penn Relays this week
Masters clocks lifetime best at 5000 meters
Top distance athletes travel West for Mt. SAC Relays
On the National Stage ... || 2013 Outdoor || Capped a sensational freshman season with a PR 1:46.87 in the 800 preliminaries at the USATF Championships ... Earned bronze-medal and All-America honors in the 800 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, following fellow Nittany Lion Casimir Loxsom, who finished second in the same race ... Helped the Nittany Lions to two "Championship of America" victories at the Penn Relays, leading off the winning DMR, and assisting on the winning 4x800 ... DMR ran a school-record 9:24.68 at Penn ... Breezed through the qualifying heats of the 800 at the NCAA First Round, finishing in 1:48.03 in the quarterfinal - the sixth-best time in qualifying. || 2013 Indoor || Led off the Lions' NCAA runner-up DMR, which finished in 9:34.00 ... Also led off the distance medley at the Alex Wilson Invitational, where the Lions clocked a school-record 9:26.60 - the second-fastest effort ever run by a collegiate team indoors ... Was member of the Lions' school-record 4x800 (7:21.37) at the Millrose Games ... The squad also set Millrose Games and Armory facility records.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Placed eighth in the 1500. || 2013 Indoor || Was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year following winning performances in the 800, individually, and as a member of the distance medley ... Clocked 1:49.73 to win the 800, and helped the Nittany Lions to a finishing time of 9:39.87 in the DMR.
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Competed unattached at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe, placing 81st overall.
Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished sixth in the elite section of the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays, running 1:47.23 ... Won the 800 at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama in 1:47.71 ... Placed second in the 1500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a PR 3:42.07. || 2013 Indoor || Became the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to break 4:00 in the mile, going 3:59.48 to win the event title at the Penn State National ... Clocked a lifetime-indoor best 1:48.17 for the 800 at the Nittany Lion Challenge.
Before Penn State ... || High School || One of the top middle distance prospects in the country over the past several seasons ... Clocked an impressive 4:03.12 for a full mile at the 2012 Adidas Grand Prix in New York City ... Time was the fourth fastest in the country in 2012 ... Took home three state titles at the 2012 OHSAA State Championships, winning the 800, 1600, and 4x800 ... Clocked a PR of 1:51.09 - the best time in the state of Ohio in 2012 - in his victory in the 800 ... Also won the 800 and 1600 at his conference, district and regional meets as a senior ... Won the 800 and 1600 at the Ohio Indoor State Championships ... Placed fourth in the mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals ... Was also fourth in the mile at the Brooks PR Meet at the University of Washington ... Also an OHSAA state qualifier in cross country ... Won the state 1600 title as a junior, and finished third as a sophomore in 2010 ...Won the mile at the Midwest Distance Gala as a junior (4:06.73). || Personal || Son of Gina and Jeff Kidder ... Birthday is November 18, 1993.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field