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June 12, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. -
The Penn State outdoor track and field team fared well in the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field at University or Oregon. Robert Cardina (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) highlighted the day earning All-America honors in his first NCAA appearance.
Cardina darted a lifetime-best 4:53.63 in the 1500-meter to conclude his 2014 season. The freshman earned a total 7666 for his efforts.
Also representing Penn State in the multi-events is senior Brittney Howell (Wyncote, Pennsylvania) who met a new personal record of 5-10 (1.75m) in the high jump. Howell’s leap notches a spot on the Top 10 Penn State all-time record at ninth-place. The senior sits in third-place with a total 3474 heading into Friday’s competition.
On the track, Mahagony Jones (Cleveland, Ohio) ran 23.01 to advance to the 200-meter final. Brannon Kidder’s (Lancaster, Ohio) 3:46.32 finish earned a spot in the final event crossing the line in fourth-place. Jones and Kidder will toe the line on Saturday.
The Nittany Lion women’s 4x400-meter relay squad, Tichina Rhodes (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Kiah Seymour (Washington, D.C.), Dynasty McGee (Flint, Michigan) and Mahagony Jones, automatically qualified for Saturday’s final after a second-place finish. The quartet broke the tape at 3:32.45.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will continue Friday at 12:30 p.m. PT. For more on Nittany Lion track and field, log on to www.GoPSUsports.com.