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Za'Von Watkins
Za'Von Watkins


Liverpool, N.Y.

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Seymour, Alford-Sullivan Collect Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Honors

Seymour named Track Athlete of the Championships; Alford-Sullivan Grabs Women's Coach of the Year


Big Ten Title for Distance Medley Paces Nittany Lion Men on Day One

Penn State wins Distance Medley Relay title for third consecutive year; Nittany Lions sixth heading into day two of Big Ten Championship competition


Lions Host Penn State Relays in 2014 Season Opener

Action is set to begin at 10 a.m. with the women's weight throw and mixed 1 mile run


White Team Claims Blue-White Intrasquad Meet

Nittany Lions to open indoor campaign Jan. 11 at Penn State Relays


Nittany Lions Win Second-Straight Penn Relays 4x800

Loxsom named Most Outstanding Athlete for Relay Events


On the National Stage ... || 2013 Outdoor || Was a member of the Nittany Lions' "Championship of America" winning 4x800 at Penn Relays ... Split 1:48.22 on the second leg to help the Nittany Lions to a finishing time of 7:14.14 ... Advanced to the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the 800, qualifying through the first round and finishing 23rd in the quarterfinals. || 2013 Indoor || Ran the 800-meter leg on the Nittany Lions' NCAA runner-up DMR, earning All-America honors ... Also ran the 800 on Penn State's school-record 9:26.60 DMR at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... The performance was the second-fastest ever run by a collegiate team indoors ... Was also a member of the winning 4x800 at the Millrose Games, where the team set school, facility, and meet records in the event at 7:21.37.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished 13th overall in the 800 in 1:51.09. || 2013 Indoor || Posted a scoring finish in the 800, taking third-place overall in 1:50.32 to join teammate and event champion Brannon Kidder on the medal stand.

Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished second in his section of the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays (1:50.18) ... Placed sixth in the 800 at the Crimson Tide Invitational, thanks to a season-best 1:49.50. || 2013 Indoor || Opened up the season in impressive fashion, running 2:22.02 to finish second in the 1000 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Placed third in the 800 at the PSU National in 1:49.03 ... Finished second in the 800 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, going 1:49.41 ... Ran an indoor PR 1:48.92 at the Alex Wilson Last Chance.

On the Course... || 2013 Cross Country || Opened the 2013 season with a 14th-place finish at the Dolan Duals ... Claimed 24th-place at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Tallied a 366th-place finish at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Took 30th at the Penn State National

|| High School || Only of the most highly-touted middle distance athletes in the high school ranks ... Was the number-one ranked high schooler in the 1000 meters as a junior (2:26.13) ... Ran 1:19.20 for 600 in 2012 - the second-fastest effort nationally, and 10th-best performance in the all-time high school record book ... Finished second at New Balance Indoor Nationals with a sizzling 1:50.11 - the third-fastest time ever run by a prep indoors ... Placed second at New Balance Outdoor Nationals two years in-a-row, running a PR 1:49.70 in 2011 ... Turned heads at New Balance Nationals in 2010, splitting 1:47.99 on Liverpool's 4x800 ... Was continually impressive at the New Balance National meet, splitting 1:48.85 as a junior on the anchor of the sprint medley and clocking 1:48.05 on the SMR ... Won the 1500 at the prestigious Millrose Games as a senior ... Won the 1000 at the NYSPHSAA Indoor State Championships as a sophomore and again as a senior ... Won the 800 at the NY Outdoor State Meet senior year, also finished second in the 1600 in 4:07.24 - the sixth ranked time in the country in 2012 ... Also won the 800 and placed second in the 1600 at NY States as a junior ... Placed third in the 800 at the Brooks PR Meet in 2012 ... Also played quarterback at Liverpool. || Personal || Son of Edward Watkins ... Born October 24, 1993.

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor


1000m 2:22.02 ***
1500m *** 3:50.05
4x800m 7:21.37 7:14.14
DMR 9:26.60 ***
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