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Briene Simmons
Briene  Simmons

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Columbia

Position:
Sprints

Experience:
SR

 

Personal Bests

Indoor
400m: 54.82*
500m: 1:13.32
600m: 1:30.60*
800m: 2:05.67 (PSU Record)
1000m: 2:48.21 (PSU Record)
4x400: 3:34.04 (PSU Record)
SMR: 3:52.25 (PSU Record)
DMR: 11:14.78 (PSU Record)

Outdoor
200m: 24.13
400m: 54.87
800m: 2:04.72
4x400: 3:31.75 (PSU Record)
SMR: 3:47.90 (PSU Record)

Simmon's Nittany Lion Resume ...

* Two-Time NCAA All-American
~ 2007 NCAA Indoor (4x400m - Fourth Place)
~ 2007 NCAA Indoor (800m - Seventh Place)

* Four-Time NCAA Participant
~ 2007 Outdoors (4x400)
~ 2007 Indoors (800, 4x400)
~ 2006 Outdoors (800, 4x400)
~ 2006 Indoors (4x400)

* Four-Time Big Ten Champion
~ 2007 4x400 (Outdoor)
~ 2007 4x400 (Indoor)
~ 2006 4x400 (Outdoor)
~ 2006 4x400 (Indoor)

* Big Ten Championship Record Holder
~ 4x400 - 3:37.70 (Indoor 07)

* Seven-Time Penn State Record Holder
~ 800m (Indoor) - 2:05.67
~ 1000m (Indoor) - 2:48.21
~ 4x400 (Indoor) - 3:33.39
~ 4x400 (Outdoor) - 3:34.81
~ SMR (Indoor) - 3:52.25
~ SMR (Outdoor) - 3:47.90
~ DMR (Indoor) - 11:14.78

On the National Stage ...
|| 2007 Outdoors || Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 4x400 ... Ran on the record-setting 4x400 at the NCAA East Regional ... the team ran a school-record 3:31.75 to take second place ... Finished 10th in the 800 at the regional meet, running 2:08.25 ... Clocked a season-low 2:06.69 to finish 18th at the USATF Championships. || 2007 Indoors || Earned a pair of All-America certificates with a seven-place finish in the 800-meters, and a fourth-place effort in the 4x400-meters ... broke her own school record in the half mile prelims, running 2:05.67 ... run 2:06 12 in the final ... helped the Nittany Lions to its first-ever All-America finish in the mile relay as well as a new school record (3:33.39). || 2006 Outdoors || Placed fifth in the East Region, and 11th at the NCAA Championships in the 800 ... also ran on the 17th-place 4x4 at the NCAA meet ... Finished 13th in the half mile at the USATF Outdoor Championships. || 2006 Indoors || Made her first career trip to the NCAA Championships, running on the 4x4 that finished 12th.

At the Big Ten Championships ...
|| 2007 Outdoors || Took fourth in the 800 in 2:08.02 after running 2:07.11 in the prelims ... Ran a leg on the conference champion 4x400 (3:34.93). || 2007 Indoors || Ran the second leg on the gold-medal winning 4x400 relay team ... the squad's mark of 3:37.70 was also a meet record ... made finals in both the 400 and 600-meters, notching a fourth-place finish in the 600 (1:30.60*). || 2006 Outdoors || Ran a lifetime-low 2:04.72, good for third place ... Also ran on the winning 4x400 (3:36.95) || 2006 Indoors || Big Ten Champion in the 4x4 ... took bronze medal honors in the 800. || 2004 Outdoors || Finished 13th in the 800 (2:12.62). || 2004 Indoors || Took second in the 600 as a freshman, running 1:31.46.

Around the Track ...
|| 2007 Outdoors || Bettered the regional qualifier and set a facility record with an 800 win at the Bucknell Team Challenge (2:08.95) ... Finished fourth at Sea Ray Relays in a regional-qualifying 2:09.04 ... Ran the 800 leg on the school-record and runner-up sprint medley relay at Penn Relays (3:47.90) ... A member of winning 4x400 relays at Stanford Invite and the Bucknell Team Challenge. || 2007 Indoors || Snapped Penn State's 28-year-old 1,000-meter record at the Penn State Open, running 2:48.21, also good for the event victory ... Bettered another long-standing Nittany Lion standard in the 800-meters, going 2:07.40 to win the elite invitational section at the Penn State National ... went on to better her own mark at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, clocking 2:06.53 ... both times were provisional-qualifying marks ... A member of the school-record and provisional-qualifying DMR (11:14.78). || 2006 Outdoors || Placed first in the 800 at Mt. Sac Relays (2:08.65) ... Finished second in the half mile at the Pepsi Team Invite (2:07.61). || 2006 Indoors || Part of the school record 4x4 that clocked 3:34.04 at the Iowa State Last Chance ... Finished fifth in the 800 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and fourth at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2005 Outdoors || Medical Redshirt. || 2005 Indoors || Medical Redshirt. || 2004 Outdoors || Competed in the 800 at Sea Ray Relays, Mt. Sac Relays, and the Jesse Owen Track Classic. || 2004 Indoors || Won the 400 at the PSU/Penn/Princeton Tri-Meet ... Took second in the 600 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup (1:30.72) ... Won the 800 - her first college race - at the USTCA Collegiate Challenge (2:12.34). || High School || 2001 National Junior Olympic Champion at 800-meters ... Two-Time Georgia state champion in the half mile ... Holds the Georgia state record in the 800 ... Three-time regional and four-time county champion in the 800 ... three-year team captain. || Personal || Daughter of Jerome and Annie Simmons ... Born October 16, 1984 ... Received her undergraduate degree in Psychology last spring ... now attending graduate school at Penn State.

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