No. 11 Nittany Lion men, and talented women's squad both look to contend for upper echelon finishes
Nittany Lions return home on Saturday
Track and field coming off sensational results at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Nittany Lions produce outstanding results on Day One of NCAA First Round
On the National Stage... || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in both the discus and hammer. || 2013 Indoor || Copped First Team All-America status thanks to a sixth-place finish in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Posted a lifetime-best and school-record toss of 69-11.75 (21.33) at the national meet. || 2012 Outdoor || Was an Honorable Mention All-American after qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the discus ... Threw a personal-best 183-6 (55.93) to finish fifth at the NCAA First Round and advance to NCAA Finals ... PR discus throw ranks sixth all-time in the PSU record books ... Also qualified for the NCAA First Round in the hammer.|| 2011 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA First Round in the discus, placing 24th overall at the competition.
At the Big Ten Championships... || 2013 Outdoor || Scored an eighth-place finish in the discus ... Also competed in the hammer. || 2013 Indoor || Picked up a fifth-place finish in a sensational field in the weight throw with a toss of 68-5.75 (20.87) ... Shattered his own school record in the event with the performance. || 2012 Outdoor || Posted a PR 198-7 (60.53) to score a seventh-place finish in the hammer ... Ranks fourth in PSU history with the effort ... Also competed in the discus.|| 2012 Indoor || Placed 14th in the weight throw. || 2011 Outdoor || Placed 13th in the hammer throw and 19th in the discus. || 2011 Indoor || Finished 20th in the 35-pound weight throw.
In the Field... || 2013 Outdoor || Started the season with a runner-up finish in the discus at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Placed second in the hammer, and third in the discus at the LSU Battle on the Bayou ... Won the discus at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Also turned in a lifetime-best 207-10 (63.35) in the hammer at Bucknell ... Won the discus and hammer at the Jim Thorpe Open ... Finished second in the hammer at Penn Relays. || 2013 Indoor || Set and reset the school weight record on no less than five occasions, first achieving the feat with a toss of 67-3.50 (20.51) at the Penn State National ... Reset the record at 67-11.75 (20.72) to take third at the SPIRE D-I Invitational ... Overtook the record again at the Va. Tech Last Chance with a throw of 69-10.25 (21.29) ... Picked up victories at the Nittany Lion Challenge, PSU National, Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, and Va. Tech Last Chance. || 2012 Outdoor || Won the discus at the Bison Outdoor Classic, while finishing second in the hammer at the same meet ... Placed second in the discus and third in the hammer at the Jim Click Shootout ... Finished fourth in the discus at the LSU Invitational ... Took seventh in the hammer at Penn Relays.|| 2012 Indoor || Had a great start to the 2012 campaign, winning the weight at the PSU Relays and Nittany Lion Challenge ... Also won the weight at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Finished third in the weight at the PSU National ... Took third in the indoor discus at the Akron Invitational. || 2011 Outdoor || Turned in a PR 179-2 (54.63) to place fifth in the discus at Penn Relays ... Won the discus and placed fourth in the hammer at the Jim Thorpe Open, recording a lifetime-best 187-2 (57.05) in the hammer ... Threw 179-0 (54.55) to place second in the discus at Florida Relays ... Finished fourth in the discus at the Jesse Owens Classic, and sixth at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational. || 2011 Indoor || Top individual finish was third in the weight at the Akron Invitational ... Placed fifth at the Penn State Relays and eighth at the Nittany Lion Challenge, Penn State National, and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
Before Penn State... || High School || Placed second in the discus at the Ohio State Championships as a senior ... Won the discus at both his district and regional meets senior year ... Also won a district title in the shot put ... Central Buckeye Conference Champion in the shot put and the discus. || Personal || Son of Mary Anne Barr ... Birthday is December 9, 1990 ... Majoring in Political Science.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field