Women's squad places fourth; Men's team finishes ninth
Both men's and women's teams lauded for academic success
Lane, Dawson named "Most Valuable" following stellar 2011 campaigns
Seasoned group of Nittany Lions look to cap off season in style in Terre Haute
Nittany Lions record seven all-region finishes on afternoon
2011 Meet-by-Meet Results
* Lock Haven 6K Course Record (17:36)
* Big Ten Athlete of the Week (9/6)
On the National Scene ... || 2010 Cross Country || Took 52nd in team scoring and 64th overall as Penn State's number on runner at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Earned his second-career all-region certificate via a runner-up finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional where he clocked 30:06 for 10K. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 35th in the 5,000-meters at the NCAA Eastern First Round. || 2010 Indoor || Was an NCAA provisional qualifier for the second-straight year thanks to a season-best 14:07.55 in the 5K. || 2009 Cross Country || Was the Lions' fourth runner at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. || 2009 Outdoor || Placed 19th in the 5000-meters at the NCAA East Regional Championships, finishing in 14:33.53. || 2008 Cross Country || Was the Lions' top runner at the NCAA Championships, finishing 81st overall, and 64th among team competitors.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2011 Outdoor || Placed 14th in the 10,000 in a PR 30:49.56 ... Also finished 24th in the 5K. || 2011 Indoor || Competed in the 5,000. || 2010 Cross Country || Earned second team all-conference honors with an eighth-place finish at the conference meet ... Covered the 8K course in 23.54. || 2010 Outdoor || Finished 21st in the 5000 (14:20.15). || 2010 Indoor || Just missed a scoring finish, placing 11th in 14:31.51. || 2009 Cross Country || Placed 45th overall as the Lions' number-two finisher. || 2009 Outdoor || Recorded a seventh-place scoring finish, clocking 14:31.71 in the 5000-meters. || 2009 Indoor || Posted a seventh-place finish in the 5000, running 14:17.00. || 2008 Cross Country || Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year thanks to a fifth-place and All-Big Ten finish at the conference championships.
On the Course ... || 2010 Cross Country || Was the Nittany Lions' top finisher in six competitions ... Placed second at the Penn State National and third at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Finished 13th at both the Roy Griak and Notre Dame Invitationals. || 2009 Cross Country || Competed in three races, including the Notre Dame Invitational, Big Ten Championships, and Mid-Atlantic Regional. || 2008 Cross Country || Turned in an All-Region effort at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, finishing eighth ... Opened his collegiate career with a fifth-place finish at the Penn State National.
Around the Track ... || 2011 Outdoor || Competed in his first-career 10K at Penn Relays, placing 27th. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed eighth in the Championship 5K at Penn Relays, running 14:08.73 ... Ran a season-best 14:05.17 to place eighth in his heat at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford. || 2009 Outdoor || Ran a personal-best and NCAA regional-qualifying 14:02.50, placing sixth in the Championship 5000 at the Penn Relays. || 2009 Indoor || Recorded a personal-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying 14:05.95 to finish 13th in an impressive 5000-meter field at the Washington Husky Invitational ... Took second in the 5000 at the Penn State National, running 14:30.40.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Ran the mile leg on the winning distance medley relay at the prestigious Penn Relays ... The team's performance of 10:08.51 was one of the best in the country in 2007 ... A member of the Track and Field News High School All-America team ... Led his squad to a team title at the 2006 Nike Team National Cross Country Championships ... Finished third overall at the 2006 PIAA Cross Country Championships, leading Coatesville to the team title with just 26 points ... Finished fifth in the 3200 at the PIAA Outdoor Championships as a senior ... Ran a personal-best 3200 time of 9:07.2 at the Unionville Invitational. || Personal || Son of Henry and Jane Dawson ... Born September 19, 1988 ... Majoring in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management ... Twin brother, Owen, is also a distance runner.