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Ricky West
Ricky West

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Scarborough, Ontario

Last College:
University of Missouri

Event:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
SR


04/23/2013

Nittany Lion Track and Field Weekly Rankings: Week 4

Nittany Lions travel to the Penn Relays this week

04/20/2013

Fast Times for Nittany Lions at Mt. SAC

Masters clocks lifetime best at 5000 meters

04/18/2013

Track and Field Heads To West Coast and Bucknell

Top distance athletes travel West for Mt. SAC Relays

04/14/2013

Distances Shine at Bison Outdoor Classic

Nittany Lions post outstanding performances in Lewisburg

04/07/2013

Nittany Lion Women Win Crimson Tide Invitational

Track and Field captures nine event victories in Tuscaloosa

On the International Stage ... || 2012 Outdoor || Placed fourth in the 800 at NACAC Under-23 Championships while competing for Jamaica.

On the National Scene ... || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 800 ... Finished 13th overall in 1:49.87 to earn Second Team All-America status ... Ran 1:48.84 to qualify through the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round ... Was a member of the Nittany Lions' fifth-place 4xMile and third-place sprint medley at Penn Relays ... Split 4:01.4 on the 4xMile at Penn. || 2013 Indoor || Ran the third-leg on the winning 4x800 at the Millrose Games ... The team set Armory facility and meet records in the effort (7:21.37) and also tied the Penn State record in the event. || 2012 Outdoor || Placed sixth in the 800 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, clocking 1:46.47 in the final ... Ran a lifetime-best 1:46.41 in the preliminary round ... Ran the top time at the NCAA Western Preliminary with a finishing time of 1:46.65. || 2012 Indoor || Earned First Team All-America status thanks to an eighth-place finish in the 800 at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished sixth in the 800, going 1:51.31 in the final. || 2013 Indoor || Finished sixth overall in the 800 as one of four Nittany Lions to earn a scoring place in the event. || 2012 Cross Country || Competed at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 80th overall.

On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Raced in three competitions for the Nittany Lions, including the Greater Louisville Classic, Adidas Wisconsin Invitational, and Big Ten Championships ... Highest individual finish was 34th in the "Open" Race at Wisconsin.

Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Ran 1:48.49 to finish seventh in his section of the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Finished fourth in the 1500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a PR 3:46.33 ... Finished fourth in the 800 at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama. || 2013 Indoor || Clocked a lifetime-best 2:21.95 to win the 1000 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Finished second in the 800 at the Penn State National in 1:48.92 ... Finished 11th in the 800 at the Washington Husky Classic. || University of Missouri || Will spend his final year of eligibility at Penn State, following a stellar career at the University of Missouri ... A two-time USTFCCCA First-Team All-America selection as a Tiger. || 2012 Outdoor || Placed second in the 800 at the Big 12 Championships ... Was also a member of the Tigers' seventh-place 4x400 at the conference meet ... Was a member of the winning 4x1600, as well as the fourth-place DMR at Drake Relays ... Won the 1500 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational ... Placed second in the 800 at the LSU Invitational. || 2012 Indoor || Big 12 800 Champion (1:47.81) ... Ran on the second-place DMR at the Texas A&M Invitational, and placed fifth in the 800 ... Won the 600 at the Illini Classic ... Finished second in the 1000 and the DMR at the Missouri v. Kansas Dual Meet. || 2011 Seasons || Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons. || 2010 Outdoor || Top individual finish was third in the 800 at the Arkansas Twilight ... Placed seventh in the 800 at Drake Relays ... Also ran on the fifth-place 4x800 at Drake ... Was third in the 400 and 4x400 at the Missouri Relays ... Competed in the 800 at the Big 12 Championships. || 2010 Indoor || Placed second in the 800 at the Missouri v. Kansas Dual ... Ran the 1000 at Big 12s ... Finish second in the 600 yards at the Missouri Invitational. || Personal || Son of Joanne West ... Born September 11, 1990.

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
600(yds) 1:12.43 ***
800m 1:47.81 1:46.41
1000m 2:21.95 ***
1500m *** 3:46.33
4x800m 7:21.37 ***
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