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Nittany Lions to open indoor campaign Jan. 11 at Penn State Relays
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Track and Field posts lifetime bests across the board
Distance runners lead small contingent on West Coast
Sophomore sensation posts second-ranked time in the NCAA this season
On the National Scene ... || 2012 Cross Country || Was the Lions' third man at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, placing 28th overall in 31:09 for 10K. || 2011 Cross Country || Was the Nittany Lions' fifth man at the Mid-Atlantic Regional, placing 38th overall. || 2010 Cross Country || Placed 40th overall, and fifth for the Nittany Lions at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, helping the squad to a fourth-place finish and NCAA berth ... Placed 193rd in team scoring and fifth for Penn State at the NCAA Cross Country Championships as the only freshman in the Nittany Lion lineup.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Outdoor || Placed 16th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:20.37) and 24th in the 5,000-meter run (14:53.37) || 2014 Indoor || Finished 21st in the mile run (4:14.15) || 2013 Outdoor || Placed 14th in the steeplechase. || 2013 Indoor || Won the unseeded 5K section and finished 20th overall in 14:39.89. || 2012 Outdoor || Competed in the steeplechase. || 2011 Cross Country || Finished 52nd overall as the Lions' number five runner. || 2011 Outdoor || Placed 15th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. || 2011 Indoor || Finished 16th in the mile run in 4:16.66. || 2010 Cross Country || Placed 56th overall as Penn State seventh finisher at the Big Ten Championships.
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Placed third at the Dolan Duals ... Was Penn State's top finisher at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational in 128th overall ... Placed 16th at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Was in the Nittany Lion top five in all six races in 2012. || 2011 Cross Country || A member of the Nittany Lion top seven in six races ... Placed fifth at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals and 24th at the Penn State National. || 2010 Cross Country || Posted an impressive rookie campaign, finishing in the Nittany Lion top seven in five competitions ... Highest individual finish was 11th at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Placed 56th at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, and 67th at the Penn State National ... Also competed at the Roy Griak and Notre Dame Invitationals.
Around the Track ... || 2014 Outdoor || Took eighth in the 5,000-meter run to open the season at the Stanford Invitational with his lifetime-best time of 14:19.90 ... Ran a season-best time of 3:51.79 in the 1,500-meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:21.79) at the Team Challenge ... Posted a season-best time of 9:13.33 en route to a 12th-place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Penn Relays || 2014 Indoor || Opened the 2014 indoor season with a 12th-place finish in the mile run (4:20.70) at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn State National Invitational with his season-best time of 14:39.88 ... At the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, Scarpello took fourth in the mile run with his season-best time of 4:10.53 and was on the second-place distance medley relay team (9:56.94) ... Finished ninth in the 3,000-meter run at UW Husky Classic with his season-best time of 8:15.14 || 2013 Outdoor || Finished seventh in his 5K section at the Stanford Invitational, running 14:23.08 ... Took fourth in the 3K and fifth in the 1500 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou ... Ran a PR 9:08.11 for the steeplechase at Penn Relays. || 2013 Indoor || Won the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 4:11.87 ... Clocked a lifetime-best 8:10.00 in the 3K at the Husky Classic at Washington. || 2012 Outdoor || Won the steeplechase at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Competed in the 5000 at Penn Relays. || 2012 Indoor || Did not compete. || 2011 Outdoor || Ran a PR 3:51.76 for the 1500 at the George Mason Spring Invitational ... Ran a career-best 9:12.58 to finish seventh in the steeplechase at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Ran a career-best 14:26.76 to place fourth in the 5K at Florida Relays ... Finished fourth in the 1500 at the Jim Thorpe Open and sixth at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational. || 2011 Indoor || Clocked a career-low 4:09.11 to place sixth in the mile at the Penn State National ... Placed second in the 3,000-meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 8:20.44 ... Ran on the winning 4xMile at the Penn State Relays ... Post an effort of 4:09.62 for the mile at the Flotrack Husky Classic.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Placed 15th as an individual at the 2009 PIAA Cross Country Championships ... Took sixth overall at the District I Championships as a senior ... Also qualified for the state meet as a junior ... Finished fourth in the mile run at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships. || Personal || Son of Beth and Jerome Scarpello ... Born December 20, 1991 ... Enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
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