Nittany Lion women's squad goes into NCAA Championships with No. 9 ranking
Nittany Lions boast three top-10 finishers
Simko paces Penn State with fifth-place finish
No. 13 women's squad to contend for top finish
Nittany Lion women place eighth in NCAA-caliber field
On the National Scene...|| 2012 Cross Country || Placed 46th overall and sixth for Penn State at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished in 31:31 for 10K. || 2011 Cross Country || Placed 61st overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.
At the Big Ten Championships...|| 2012 Cross Country || Finished 34th overall and second for PSU at the conference meet, running 24:35 for 8,000-meters. || 2012 Outdoor || Took 21st overall in the 5000. || 2012 Indoor || Finished 14th in the 3000 ... Placed 16th in the 5000 with an indoor PR of 14:27.23. || 2011 Cross Country || Placed 65th overall.
On the Course...|| 2012 Cross Country || Highest individual finish was a runner-up effort at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Placed 37th as the Nittany Lions' number two at the Greater Louisville Classic. || 2011 Cross Country || Had a breakout redshirt freshman season, finishing in the Nittany Lion top seven in all appearances ... Placed 10th overall at the Penn State National ... Finished 30th at the Roy Griak Invitational as the Lions' number-two scorer ... Took runner-up honors at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals.
Around the Track...|| 2012 Outdoor || Clocked a personal-best 14:11.47 for the 5000 at the Stanford Invitational ... Aslos competed in the 5K at Penn Relays. || 2012 Indoor || Placed third in his section of the 3K at the UW Husky Classic, thanks to a PR 8:10.40 ... Placed second in the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge, and seventh in the 3000 at the PSU National.
Before Penn State ...|| High School || Capped his high-school career off in outstanding fashion, capturing a Pennsylvania state title in the 3200-meters, running a career-best 9:03.01 - the best time by any Pa. prep in 2010 ... Qualified for the Pa. State Meet in the 1600-meters as a junior ... A two-time state qualifier in cross country, helping his Unionville teammates to a sixth-place finish as a senior. || Personal || Son of Ingrid and Rick Fischer ... Born May 6, 1992 ... DUS Major.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field
2012 Meet-by-Meet Results
2011 Meet-by-Meet Results