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Austin Pondel
Austin Pondel


Columbus, Pa.

High School:
Corry Area




Lions Impress in the Rain

The Penn State cross country teams captured team titles Saturday at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational


Fischer Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Women's squad finishes third, men's team places fifth at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional


Fischer Sets Program Record at Big Ten Championships

Women's squad places fourth; Men's team finishes ninth


On the National Scene ... || 2013 Cross Country || Finished 44th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships with his time of 31:15.7

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Cross Country || Placed 54th

On the Course... ||2013 Cross Country || Opened the year with a sixth-place finish at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational running unattached ... Competed attached after the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Claimed 191st at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Took 235th at the Pre-National Invitational

Pondel's Personal Bests:

3200m - 9:33.80

Before Penn State ... || High School || A Footlocker National qualifier in 2013 ... Posted an individual victory at the District 10 Cross Country Championships in 2012 ... Captured all-state honors, thanks to a third-place finish at the PIAA AAA Championships ... Posted an impressive winning streak as a senior, winning all eight of his cross country competitions up until the state championships ... Was also the 2013 District 10 Champion in the 3200, and would qualify for the state meet in the event. || Personal || Son of Ed and Sally Pondel ... Birthday is May 12, 1995.

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