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Feb. 4, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lions have been rewarded for record-breaking performances at last weekend's Penn State National as they climb up the USTFCCCA national rankings. The women moved up 27 spots, the largest climb of any team in the nation, ranked 20th overall. The men's team remains 7th in the nation.
"We made tremendous movement on the women's side...we knew we would be rewarded after the tremendous performances that the women had this past weekend," said Director and Head Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan. "We're excited about the prospect of the men's season as they continue to be a top-ten ranked team. We're very proud to have two teams ranked as well as we are."
At last week's Penn State National, senior Evonne Britton set the Penn State record in the 60-meter hurdles (8.15 seconds). She was later named the Big Ten Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. Junior Brittney Howell (Wyncote, Pa.) set three personal records in a dominating pentathlon performance, scoring 4,061.
Penn State is the only Big Ten program to be ranked in the top-25 in both the men's and women's standings.