Nittany Lions use home competition to prep for Big Ten Championships next weekend
Simko, Creese post winning performances at Bison Outdoor Classic
Nittany Lions to begin action on Friday at Nebraska
Track and Field wraps up home slate at Sykes & Sabock event
Action set to begin at 10:00 a.m. at Ashenfelter III Indoor Track
Moppert's Personal Collegiate Bests
On the National Scene ... || 2011 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the long jump.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2011 Outdoor || Turned in a bronze-medal finish in the long jump with a jump of 23-9 (7.24) ... Also ran on the Nittany Lions' 4x100-meter relay. || 2011 Indoor || Posted an effort of 24-0.25 (7.32) to place sixth in the long jump in his first Big Ten appearance.
Inthe Field ... || 2011 Outdoor || Recorded a wind-aided leap of 25-0 (7.62) to win the long jump at the Jim Thorpe Invitational ... Finished first in the "Eastern" long jump at Penn Relays with an effort of 24-6.25 (7.47) ... Jumped a wind-legal season best 24-5.50 (7.45) to finish fourth at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Also finished fourth at the George Mason Spring Invitational. || 2011 Indoor || Turned in a season-best 24-5.75 (7.46) to win the long jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Also won the long jump at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, and placed eighth in the event at the Penn State National.
Before Penn State ... || University of Texas || Competed for the University of Texas from 2008-10 ... Collected a pair of scoring performances at the Big 12 Championships over his Longhorn career, finishing eighth in the indoor long jump, and seventh outdoors as a freshman in 2009 ... Recorded bests of 24-9.75 (7.56) indoors, and 24-10 (7.57) outdoors while at Texas. || High School || Earned letters in track and field, hockey, and basketball as a student at Malvern Prep ... PTFCA state indoor champion in the long jump as a senior ... Penn Relays bronze medalist in 2008 ... Placed 11th at Nike Indoor Nationals as a senior. || Personal || Son of Harry and Valerie Moppert ... Majoring in Telecommunications.