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Tori Gerlach
Tori  Gerlach

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Perkasie, Pa.

High School:
Pennridge

Event:
Distance/XC

Experience:
SR

Major:
Bio Behavioral Health


03/11/2016

NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

Penn State on Day 1 of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

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On the National Stage... || 2017 Outdoor || Finished ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA East Preliminary in Lexington, Ky. running 10:04.62... Finished with a bronze medal at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. running the second-fastest time in program history of 9:46.76... Competed at the USATF Championships in Sacremento, Calif running 9:58.42 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase || 2016 Indoor || Recorded a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala. running a time of 16:45.56 in the 5,000-meters || 2015 Cross Country || Recorded a sixth-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships with a time of 21:09.9... Posted a 98th-place finish at the NCAA Championships clocking 20:49.3 helping her team to a 16th-place finish || 2015 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run … Posted a pair of personal-best performances to advance to Eugene in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run … Finished seventh in the 5,000-meter run with the number four time in school history (15:58.79) … Finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with the number two time in school history (9:53.98) … At the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Gerlach finished 10th in the 5,000-meter run (16:00.28) and 14th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:14.79) … Second team All-American || 2014 Cross Country || Garnered all-region honors with a 21st-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional with her time of 21:13 || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as she ran a lifetime-best time of 10:03.55 to finish seventh at the NCAA East Prelims ... At the NCAA Championships, Gerlach finished 24th with her time of 10:51.17 ... Her time of 10:03.55 ranks second all-time in school history || 2013 Cross Country || Posted a 29th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships ... Finished 204th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with her time of 22:07.0 || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the 5,000 meters

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2017 Outdoor || Competed in the 5K and 3,000-meter steeplechase earning a bronze medal in the later running a time of 10:19.28...  || 2016 Indoor || Recorded second-place finishes in the 3,000-meters and 5,000-meters running times of 9:12.88 and 15:50.49, respectively, en route to earning second-team Big Ten honors || 2015 Cross Country || Earned First-team Big Ten honors with her fourth-place finish (20:04.9) helping Penn State capture the second women's cross country championship in program history|| 2015 Outdoor || Tallied a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:33.33) and finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run (16:19.89) … Second team All-Big Ten || 2015 Indoor || Ran a season-best time of 9:17.39 to finish third in the 3,000-meter run … Won the 5,000-meter run with her indoor personal-best time of 16:04.64 … First team All-Big Ten || 2014 Cross Country || Finished 39th with her time of 21:08.5|| 2014 Outdoor || Placed sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:20.55) ... Took 15th in the 5,000-meter run (16:51.55) || 2014 Indoor || Placed 14th in the 5,000-meter run with her season-best time of 16:39.29 ... Won the 3,000-meter run with her lifetime-best time of 9:10.76 ... First team All-Big Ten ... Her time of 9:10.76 ranks second all-time in school history || 2013 Cross Country || Finished 74th || 2013 Outdoor || Competed in the 5,000 meters, placing 29th || 2013 Indoor || Finished 15th overall in the 3K || 2012 Cross Country || Made her first conference appearance, as a member of the Nittany Lions' third-place squad at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships

On the Course... || 2015 Cross Country || Competed in four meets... Recorded two individual wins on the season (Dolan Duals, Spiked Shoe Invitational) || 2014 Cross Country || Competed in five meets ... Tallied a top-10 finish at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational with her time of 21:32.6 (ninth) ...Was the No. 2 finisher for Penn State at the Notre Dame Invitational (17th/16:40.9) and the Pre-National Invitational (47th/21:33.2) || 2013 Cross Country || Began the 2013 season with a third-place finish at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Took 72nd at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Ran to a 169th-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational || 2012 Cross Country || Had a solid freshman campaign, running in the Nittany Lion top five at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational ... Finished in 20:52 for 6K at Wisconsin ... Was the Nittany Lions' seventh runner at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 58th overall in 17:52 (5K) ... Also competed at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe

Around the Track... || 2017 Outdoor || Competed in nine meets... Posted eight top-10 finishes including six top-three finishes and two first-place finishes || 2016 Outdoor || Did not compete || 2016 Indoor || Competed in four meets... Set school records in the 1,000-meters (2:43.15) and mile run (4:37.83)... || 2015 Outdoor || Began the year with a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Florida Relays with her time of 10:13.26 … Won the 1,500-meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic with her personal-best time of 4:22.93 ... Posted a time of 16:21.53 to finish ninth in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays … Tallied a then-personal-best time of 9:57.47 to finish third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invite || 2015 Indoor || Finished 12th in the mile at the Penn State National Invitational with her season-best time of 4:53.09 … Placed 14th in the 3,000-meter run at the Husky Classic with her time of 9:22.92 || 2014 Outdoor || Began the 2014 outdoor season with her season-best time of 16:48.12 in the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational ... Claimed the runner-up spot in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Penn Relays with her final time of 10:21.40 ... Ran a lifetime-best time of 4:29.97 in the 1,500-meter run at the Kehoe Twilight Meet || 2014 Indoor || Opened the 2014 indoor season with a lifetime-best time of 4:47.03 to win the mile run at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... A member of the first-place distance medley relay squad that posted an overall time of 11:32.11 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished 16th in her section of the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational, clocking a lifetime-best 16:28.51 ... Finished sixth in the steeplechase at the Bison Outdoor Classic, posting a PR of 10:32.69 ... Ran 9:37.72 for the 3,000 at Penn Relays || 2013 Indoor || Won the mile at the Penn State Relays ... Finished sixth in the 3K at the Penn State National (9:34.61) ... Ran a lifetime-best 9:31.91 in the 3,000 at the Washington Husky Classic

Before Penn State... || High School || A 2011 Foot Locker finalist in cross country ... 2012 PIAA State Champion in the 3200 ... Also placed sixth in the 1,600-meters at the 2012 PIAA meet ... Ran an impressive 9:40.42 in the 3K at Penn Relays as a junior ... Came back to take runner-up honors at Penn as a senior ... Won District I titles in the 1600 and 3200 senior year ... A four-time state qualifier in cross country ... Was the District I cross country champion as a senior, finishing in 17:39 ... Ran the 5K at New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2012, running a PR 17:00.54 to take seventh overall ... Has already enjoyed some success on campus, winning the 3K at the 2012 Kevin Dare Invitational at Ashenfelter Track ... Boasted personal bests of 4:49.85 in the 1600 and 10:24.19 in the 3200 out of high school || Personal || Daughter of Dana Menago ... Born June 6, 1992

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
1000m 2:43.15 ***
1500m *** 4:22.93
Mile 4:37.83 ***
3000m 9:10.76 9:37.72
5000m 15:50.49 15:58.79
Steeple *** 9:46.76

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