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Austin Pondel
Austin Pondel

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Columbus, Pa.

High School:
Corry Area

Event:
Distance

Experience:
SO


10/11/2014

Men finish first, women claim second at Penn State National

Brannon Kidder finished third and Lauren Mills placed eighth Saturday

09/13/2014

Nittany Lions Impress in the Rain

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

11/15/2013

Fischer Qualifies for NCAA Championships

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

11/03/2013

Fischer Sets Program Record at Big Ten Championships

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

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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... || 2014 Indoor || Posted a lifetime-best time of 14:53.28 to finish 26th || 2013 Cross Country || Placed 54th

Around the Track... || 2014 Outdoor || Redshirted || 2014 Indoor || Ran a lifetime-best time of 4:21.30 in the mile run at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Invitational

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

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:21.30 ***
5000m *** 14:53.28

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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