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Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Top distance athletes travel West for Mt. SAC Relays
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Nittany Lions post outstanding performances in Lewisburg
Track and Field posts lifetime bests across the board
National Scene ... || 2013 Outdoor || Came on strong to close out his senior campaign, advancing through the 1500 prelims at the NCAA First Round, eventually finishing 22nd overall in the quarterfinal round. || 2012 Cross Country || Finished 40th overall as the Nittany Lions' number four at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, helping the team to a fifth-place finish ... Covered the 10K course in 31:29. || 2011 Cross Country || Came on strong at the end of the cross country season, finishing as the Lions' fourth man at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Placed 36th overall with a time of 31:27 for the 10,000-meter course.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Placed 16th in the 5000, and 17th in the 1500. || 2013 Indoor || Qualified for the indoor conference mile final, thanks to a PR of 4:03.66 in the qualifying round ... Finished ninth overall in the final in 4:06.75. || 2012 Cross Country || Placed 54th overall as the Nittany Lions' number seven runner. || 2012 Indoor || Earned a pair of top 20 finishes, placing 15th in the 3000, and 19th in the 5000 ... Ran an indoor PR 14:35.65 in the 5K. || 2011 Cross Country || Scored a 50th-place finish as the Nittany Lions' fourth finisher ... Clocked 24:53 for 8K. || 2011 Outdoor || Placed 19th in the 1500-meters. || 2011 Indoor || Took 14th in the mile run in 4:10.66. || 2011 Cross Country || Placed 60th overall and eighth for Penn State. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 24th in the 1500 in his first appearance at the conference championships.
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Ran in five competitions, finishing 41st overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe ... Also competed at the Greater Louisville Classic and Adidas Wisconsin Invitational. || 2011 Cross Country || Recovered from early season injuries to step in as the Nittany Lions' fourth man during the postseason ... Competed unattached at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe and PSU National, placing seventh at Spiked Shoe and 25th at the PSU National. || 2010 Cross Country || Competed in four of Penn State's five regular season meets ... Highest finish was third in the JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Placed 17th at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals. || 2009 Cross Country || Competed in two races, placing 14th at the Dolan Duals at Lock Haven and 40th at the Cappy Anderson Invitational at Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Was the Lions' sixth finisher on both occasions.
Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Was a member of the Lions' fifth place 4xMile at Penn Relays (16:19.72) ... Clocked a lifetime-best 3:45.93 for the 1500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic, finishing third overall ... Ran 14:20.06 for the 5K to place 15th in his section at the Stanford Invitational. || 2013 Indoor || Clocked a PR 8:10.85 in the 3000 at the Washington Husky Classic ... Placed fifth in the mile at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge cup in 4:05.13 ... Finished sixth in the 3000 at the Penn State National ... Ran 4:05.85 for the mile at the Alex Wilson Last Chance. || 2012 Outdoor || Redshirted the outdoor season. || 2012 Indoor || Clocked a PR 8:11.19 in the 3K at the Washington Husky Classic ... Placed fifth in the 300 at the PSU National ... Won the mile at the Nittany Lions Challenge (4:10.39). || 2012 Indoor || || 2011 Outdoor || Ran a season-best 3:53.72 to finish seventh in the 1500 at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed 13th in the 5K at Florida Relays ... Ran the 1600-meter leg on the Nittany Lions' DMR at Penn Relays ... Helped the team to an eighth-place finish in the "college" section ... Placed third in the 1500 at the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2011 Indoor || Ran a PR 4:09.23 in the mile run at the Flotrack Husky Classic ... Was a member of the winning DMR at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Also placed second in the mile at Sykes-Sabock, running 4:09.47 ... Clocked a personal-best 8:28.68 to place third in his section of the 3K at the Penn State National. || 2010 Outdoor || Top finish was a third-place showing in the 1500 at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Ran a career-best 3:53.18 for the 1500 at the Sun Angel Classic, placing fifth in his section ... Ran the 1500 at the Jesse Owens Classic and Florida Relays ... Was a member of the second-place 4x800-meter relay at the Bucknell Team Challenge and fourth-place DMR at Florida Relays ... Anchored the 4xMile at Penn Relays.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Member of the National Record 4xMile Team (17:21.5) ... Clocked a speedy 4:11.66 for 1600-meters on the track, placing seventh at the New Jersey Meet of Champions ... NJSIAA Sectional Champion in the 800- and 1600-meters as a senior ... Took fourth in the 1600 at the NJ Indoor Meet of Champions ... Placed 26th at Meet of Champs in cross country, to help his West Windsor-Plainsboro North squad to a team title to go along with the team's Group III Championship victory. || Personal || Son of Keith and Rhonda Corkedale ... Born May 1, 1991 ... Majoring in Finance.
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