Creese and Simko lead Nittany Lions with individual victories
On the International Stage ... ||2012 Outdoor || Placed third in the 800 at the NACAC Under-23 Championships in Mexico. || 2011 Outdoor || Placed fourth in the 800-meters at the World University Games, while representing the United States ... Finished second in a world-class field at the Harry Jerome Invitational in Vancouver, running a school-record 1:45.28 ... Would come back just two days later to finish second at the Victoria Track Classic in 1:46.71. || 2010 Outdoor || Became the highest-ever United States finisher in a distance event at the IAAF World Junior Championships, with a second-place standing in the 800-meters ... Clocked a PR 1:46.57 in the final - the second-fastest time in PSU history, and sixth-best ever run by a U.S. junior athlete ... Advanced to the IAAF World Juniors via a victory in the 800-meters at the USATF Junior Championships, where he clocked 1:47.75 in the final ... Performance is the sixth-fastest ever run by a U.S. Junior athlete || 2010 Indoor || Clocked a personal-best 1:16.92 for 600-meters, which was recognized as a World Junior Best.
On the National Scene ... || 2013 Outdoor || Picked up his second NCAA runner-up finish of the year, taking silver-medal honors in the 800 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Cruised through the qualifying rounds at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary, clocking 1:47.12 in the quarterfinals - the fastest effort of the competition ... Was named Athlete of the Relays at the Penn Relays Carnival after helping the Nittany Lions to victories in the DMR and 4x800 ... The Nittany Lions' 9:24.68 was also a school record ... Named USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year ... Signed a professional contract with Brooks following the conclusion of his senior season. || 2013 Indoor || Picked up runner-up honors in the 800 at the NCAA Indoor Championships, thanks to an effort of 1:47.32 - the second-fastest indoor effort of his career ... started the season off on a high note, running 1:46.98 for 800 at the Nittany Lion Challenge to become the first collegian to go under 1:47 on a 200-meter track since 2005 ... Was named USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week for the performance ... Anchored the winning 4x800 at the Millrose Games, which ran an Armory facility record and Millrose meet record 7:21.37 ... Clocked a blistering blistering 1:15.42 in the 600 - the all-time, all-conditions best by both an American and a collegian, as well as the third-fastest time ever run in the event indoors worldwide ... Named USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year. || 2012 Outdoor || Was the third leg on Penn State's record setting 4x400, which turned in a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Squad would run a blistering school-record 3:01.52 in the preliminary round ... Also qualified individually for the NCAA Championships, placing 11th in the 800 - good for Second Team All-America status ... Competed at the US Olympic Trials, placing 26th overall ... Had a big weekend at the Penn Relays, as a member of a pair of Championship of America squads ... Anchored the winning sprint medley, to secure Penn State's second-straight victory in the event ... Ran on the winning 4x800 - Penn State's first victory in the event since 1987. || 2011 Indoor || Ran on the Nittany Lions' runner-up 4x400 at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Relay set a school-record 3:05.22 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Also earned Second Team All-America honors in the 800. || 2011 Outdoor || Earned his first individual All-America citation via a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the fastest men's 800-meter final on record ... Ran a then school-record 1:45.31 - the all-time fastest performance by a fourth-place finisher in the NCAA final ... Also fared well against professional competition, finishing sixth in the 800 final at the USATF Outdoor Championships in 1:47.89 - the second-best finish among collegiate competitors ... Ran a 46.3 split for the 400-meter leg on the Nittany Lions' school-record sprint medley relay at Penn Relays ... Team combined to win Penn State's first "wheel" since 1987 with a finishing time of 3:17.10 ... Anchored the second-place 4x800 in 1:46.70 at Penn ... The Nittany Lion ran a sizzling 7:12.90 - the seventh-fastest time in collegiate history. || 2011 Indoor || Ran on the Lions' fifth-place 4x400-meter relay, which finished in All-America status with a time of 3:07.50 ... Clocked 45.42 on the relay - the third-fastest split of the competition ... Finished 10th in the 800, earning Second Team All-America honors ... Ran a school-record 1:01.28 for 500-meters, which was tied for the fastest by a collegian in 2011 ... Ranked third in the collegiate 600-meter standings at 1:17.63 ... Indoor 800 PR 1:47.36 was the fifth-fastest mark by a collegian. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 17th in the 800 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, as one of just four freshman in the field ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships after two heat victories at the NCAA First Round ... Was named Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year for the outdoor season. || 2010 Indoor || Placed 15th in the 800 in his first-career NCAA appearance.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Placed second in the 800 in his final Big Ten appearance. || 2013 Indoor || Was named Big Ten Athlete of the Championship and Athlete of the Year thanks to his stellar performances throughout the season ... Clocked 1:15.42 to win the 600 at the Big Ten Championships - an all-time all-conditions collegiate and American best ... Was also a member of the Nittany Lions' third-place 4x400. || 2012 Outdoor || Won his third-straight Big Ten Outdoor 800 meter title, finishing in a season-best 1:46.12 ... Was a member of the winning 4x400, which clocked 3:04.78 to clinch Penn State's first-ever Big Ten win in the event. || 2012 Indoor || Big Ten Champion on the DMR (9:44.40) ... Helped the 4x400 to a second-place finish ... Placed sixth in the 800 individually. || 2011 Outdoor || Earned his second-straight Big Ten Outdoor 800 title, en route to a new Cretzmeyer Stadium (University of Iowa) record 1:47.70 ... Also ran on the fifth-place 4x400 at Big Tens. || 2011 Indoor || Ran 1:17.63 to finish second in the 600 ... Was also a member of the third-place 4x400 and eighth-place DMR. || 2010 Outdoor || Cruised to his first-career Big Ten title, running 1:48.06 in the 800 final ... Anchored the Lions' seventh-place 4x400-meter relay, which clocked a season-best 3:11.85 ... Was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. || 2010 Indoor || Placed sixth overall in the 600, and was a member of the sixth-place 4x400 (3:13.45).
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Was the Nittany Lions' fifth man at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals, finishing 11th overall ... Also competed at the Greater Louisville Classic.
Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished fifth at the Mt. SAC Relays in 1:46.77 ... Was a member of the winning 4x400 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Also finished fourth in the 1500 at Alabama. || 2013 Indoor || Opened the season as a member of the winning 4x400 at the Penn State Relays ... Won the 600 with a then-PSU record 1:15.79 in the 600 at the Penn State National ... Was also on the winning 4x400 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2012 Outdoor || Finished third in both the 800 and 4x400 at the LSU Invitational ... Picked up wins at Penn Relays in both the SMR and 4x800 ... Competed in the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays, finishing ninth overall. || 2011 Indoor || Set a school-record 1:16.66 in the 600 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Won the 800 at the Penn State National ... Ran on winning 4x400s at the Penn State National and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2011 Outdoor || Won the 800 at the Jesse Owens Classic in 1:46.45 ... Was a member of the school-record 4x400 at Florida Relays ... Team combined to run 3:07.19. || 2011 Indoor || Ran the third leg on the Nittany Lions' 3:07.27 4x400 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, winning the competition and setting a new school record ... Clocked an automatic-qualifying 1:47.36 to win the 800 at the Penn State National ... Ran a school-record 1:01.28 to win the 500 at the Penn State Relays ... Was a member of winning 4x400s at the Penn State Relays, Nittany Lion Challenge, and Penn State National. || 2010 Outdoor || Clocked a career-best 1:46.74 to win the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford ... Ran the fastest split of the day on the 4x800 at Penn Relays, clocking 1:46.58, as a member of the third-place team, which ran 7:17.02 ... Placed fourth overall and was the top collegiate finisher at the Sun Angel Classic, running 1:48.41 ... Ran on the Lions' winning 4x800 at the Florida Relays, helping the team to a meet-record 7:18.72 ... Was twice named Big Ten Athlete of the Week during the outdoor season. || 2010 Indoor || Won the 600 at the PSU Northeast Challenge in 1:16.92 - the second-fastest time in PSU history ... Finished fourth in the 800 at the Penn State National with an indoor PR and NCAA automatic-qualifying 1:47.98 ... Was a member of winning 4x400s at the Penn State Relays and PSU Northeast Challenge.
Before Penn State ... || High School || New England indoor champion in the 600-meters as a senior ... Also won the state outdoor 800-meter title in 2009 ... 600 PR of 1:18.72 was ranked third among preps in 2009 and is a New England record ... Clocked 1:50.45 in the 800 as a senior, which ranked eighth nationally ... Named 2008-09 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year ... Placed sixth in the 800 at 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals, and 12th at Nike Outdoor Nationals. || Personal || Son of John and Christine Loxsom ... Born March 17, 1991 ... Majoring in Communication, Arts and Sciences.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field
2012 Meet-by-Meet Results